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Los Angeles, California to San Francisco Last modified: Mar 25, 2019 3:32 -04:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to San Francisco. Alaska & American frequently offer the best deals to San Francisco flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Alaska
LAXSFO
Tue 6/11
nonstop
SFOLAX
Tue 6/11
nonstop
American
LAXSFO
Wed 5/1
nonstop
SFOLAX
Wed 5/1
nonstop
United
LAXSFO
Tue 4/16
nonstop
SFOLAX
Wed 4/17
nonstop

How Much is a Flight from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $96.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $170 $181
7-14 days $123 $141
14-21 days $107 $141
21-30 days $97 $117
30-60 days $91 $115
60-90 days $91 $125
90+ days $97 $125

Cheapest Day To Fly from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$97$91$91$97$97$96$97

Compare Flight Prices from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Los Angeles, California to San Francisco flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
March Los Angeles, California San Francisco United 3/31/19 4/14/19 0 $170
April Los Angeles, California San Francisco American 4/16/19 4/16/19 0 $97
May Los Angeles, California San Francisco American 5/1/19 5/1/19 0 $91
June Los Angeles, California San Francisco Alaska 6/11/19 6/11/19 0 $91
July Los Angeles, California San Francisco Alaska 7/1/19 7/7/19 0 $97
August Los Angeles, California San Francisco Alaska 8/1/19 8/2/19 0 $97
September Los Angeles, California San Francisco Alaska 9/1/19 9/8/19 0 $97
October Los Angeles, California San Francisco Alaska 10/1/19 10/8/19 0 $97

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$222
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$222 $177
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$177 $123
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$123 $97
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$97 $97
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
$97

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco is $158.

The average price for direct flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco is $107.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco.

Weekly Direct Flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 10 9 10 10 10 9 10 01:30 18:00
Alaska 10 10 10 10 10 7 10 01:30 18:00
Major Airlines 8 8 8 8 8 6 8 01:00 15:30
United 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 01:30 17:45
Major Airlines 10 10 10 10 10 5 7 00:50 16:35

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco is $54.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco is $102.

Los Angeles, California to San Francisco Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Los Angeles, California to San Francisco flight time is an hour and 31 minutes.
Question: How far is San Francisco from Los Angeles, California?
Answer: The distance from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco is 337 miles (542 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 334 direct flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular Los Angeles, California airlines for direct flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 24% of the non-stop flights between Los Angeles, California and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco?
Answer: Seattle, WA

Airlines in Los Angeles, California flying to San Francisco Last modified: Mar 25, 2019 3:32 -04:00Number of routes searched: 437Number of itineraries searched: 16,579,595

Wondering which airlines fly out of Los Angeles, California to San Francisco? We've gathered the average price of Los Angeles, California airlines with flights to San Francisco. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Los Angeles, California to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
Alaska -
JetBlue -
Major Airlines -
United -
Boutique MCE
American PHX
American DFW
American CLT
American ORD
AeroMexico MEX
Alaska PDX
Alaska SEA
Alaska ABQ
Alaska AUS
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue JFK
Major Airlines SLC
Major Airlines ATL
Major Airlines CVG
Major Airlines DTW
Frontier DEN
Hawaiian HNL
Hawaiian OGG
Spirit LAS
Sun Country HNL
United DEN
United ACV
United ASE
United AUS

Los Angeles, California to San Francisco Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Los Angeles, California and San Francisco. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco