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Find Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco (LAX - SFO)

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Good to know

Low season:
December
Best time to beat the crowds
21%
expected price decrease
High season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price increase
Average price:
£267
(avg. price over the last 72 hours)
Good deal:
£110
or less round-trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Average price per month
Evolution of prices over the 90 days prior to departure date

Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco was found, on average, 27 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February. The cheapest month to fly is December.
Morning departure is around -13% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Los Angeles to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco take?
An average non-stop flight takes 1h 15m hours, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
There are 3,612 (nonstop) flights between New York and Las Vegas per week, averaging 555 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin America (£68), Delta (£74) and Multiple Airlines (£86).
Do I need a passport to fly between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
Air New Zealand (50 times daily), United (47 times daily), Delta (37 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
For Los Angeles to San Francisco, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco (return)

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
... only
£68
Destination
San Francisco
... only
£68
Virgin America
Virgin America
Depart: Mon 11 Sep 2017
Return: Mon 25 Sep 2017
Trip: 15 days
Virgin America
LAX
SFO
1h 20m
nonstop
Return: Mon 25 Sep 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 31m
nonstop
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 634 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX SFO
7.0 Good

Friendly crew, short flight

Too crowded,

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

See above

LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

Everything was great, as expected from Virgin!

LAX SFO
9.0 Excellent

Entertainment hubs were broken.

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Delay. No smacks.

Delta
Delta
Depart: Sat 26 Aug 2017
Return: Wed 30 Aug 2017
Trip: 5 days
Delta
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
nonstop
Return: Wed 30 Aug 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
nonstop
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.3
LAX SFO
2.6 Mediocre

The adorable and well behaved dog sitting from across the aisle with his human.

Inbound flight from LAS was more than an hour late. Boarded the plane and we did not leave until much later. Arrived at SFO at 12:15AM, two hours later than originally scheduled. I shouldn't complain as the fare I paid was cheap, but i definitely learned my lesson.

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Hour and half delay

MSP MKE
8.0 Good

On Time

LAX SFO
3.3 Mediocre

same

same

GEG MSP
8.0 Good

On Time

Multiple Airlines
Multiple Airlines
Depart: Wed 24 Jan 2018
Return: Tue 30 Jan 2018
Trip: 7 days
Multiple Airlines
LAX
SFO
1h 33m
nonstop
Return: Tue 30 Jan 2018
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
nonstop
Virgin America
Virgin America
Depart: Tue 22 Aug 2017
Return: Sat 26 Aug 2017
Trip: 5 days
Virgin America
LAX
SFO
1h 20m
nonstop
Return: Sat 26 Aug 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 27m
nonstop
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 634 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX SFO
7.0 Good

Friendly crew, short flight

Too crowded,

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Late Unapologetic No explanation

LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

Wifi clean nice

The price

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Nothing. I didnt get the flight.

I have been standing by for 3 flights. Im not happy with kayak or virgin.

LAX SFO
6.6 Good

Main Cabin Select seat was comfortable, headset and snacks included in fare.

Flight announcements were barely audible past the immediate gate area, multiple gate changes, baggage came down a different carousel than was announced at both the plane and baggage claim area.

Delta
Delta
Depart: Thu 19 Oct 2017
Return: Sun 22 Oct 2017
Trip: 4 days
Delta
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
nonstop
Return: Sun 22 Oct 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
nonstop
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.3
LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

COURTESY

LAX SFO
7.0 Good

Delayed four hours

LAX SFO
8.0 Good

Delta treats diamond medallion members better than any other airlines treats their elite members

No in seat entertainment

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Hour and half delay

GEG MSP
8.0 Good

On Time

Virgin America
Virgin America
Depart: Sat 2 Sep 2017
Return: Mon 4 Sep 2017
Trip: 3 days
Virgin America
LAX
SFO
1h 15m
nonstop
Return: Mon 4 Sep 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
nonstop
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 634 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX SFO
4.3 OK

A representative helped me get a boarding pass.

I booked with Alaska Air, which was fulfilled by virgin. Virgin could not find my flight repeatedly, I was almost late for the flight.

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

See above

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

i brought 4 luggage from LA to SF (Just 1hr flight) I got charge from oversize luggage $100 for 20lbs extra in 2 luggages and I have just 10lbs extra in each luggage (just 2 luggages is overload) I think they charge me $50 because i have to pay $100 for 20lbs. That is too much for me.

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Nothing. I didnt get the flight.

I have been standing by for 3 flights. Im not happy with kayak or virgin.

LAX SFO
9.0 Excellent

Entertainment hubs were broken.

Multiple Airlines
Multiple Airlines
Depart: Sun 14 Jan 2018
Return: Wed 17 Jan 2018
Trip: 4 days
Multiple Airlines
LAX
SFO
1h 18m
nonstop
Return: Wed 17 Jan 2018
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
nonstop
Virgin America
Virgin America
Depart: Wed 1 Nov 2017
Return: Mon 6 Nov 2017
Trip: 6 days
Virgin America
LAX
SFO
1h 19m
nonstop
Return: Mon 6 Nov 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 30m
nonstop
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 634 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX SFO
6.6 Good

Main Cabin Select seat was comfortable, headset and snacks included in fare.

Flight announcements were barely audible past the immediate gate area, multiple gate changes, baggage came down a different carousel than was announced at both the plane and baggage claim area.

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

i brought 4 luggage from LA to SF (Just 1hr flight) I got charge from oversize luggage $100 for 20lbs extra in 2 luggages and I have just 10lbs extra in each luggage (just 2 luggages is overload) I think they charge me $50 because i have to pay $100 for 20lbs. That is too much for me.

LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

It was all good

LAX SFO
9.0 Excellent

Entertainment hubs were broken.

LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

Everything was great, as expected from Virgin!

Delta
Delta
Depart: Thu 11 Jan 2018
Return: Mon 15 Jan 2018
Trip: 5 days
Delta
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
nonstop
Return: Mon 15 Jan 2018
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
nonstop
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.3
LAX SFO
3.3 Mediocre

same

same

LAX SFO
4.3 OK

Crew was okay, as well as the in flight snack

Over one hour delay to begin with and then we were stuck in the airplane for 45 mins waiting to pull into a gate.

LAX SFO
8.0 Good

Delta treats diamond medallion members better than any other airlines treats their elite members

No in seat entertainment

GEG MSP
8.0 Good

On Time

MSP MKE
8.0 Good

On Time

Delta
Delta
Depart: Fri 19 Jan 2018
Return: Fri 26 Jan 2018
Trip: 8 days
Delta
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
nonstop
Return: Fri 26 Jan 2018
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
nonstop
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.3
LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Zero communication to the passengers as to why we were delayed for almost an hour sitting on the plane

LAX SFO
7.0 Good

Delayed four hours

LGA YUL
5.6 OK

Nothing

I could not check in on the kiosk and I had to go to two agents before they could find my reservation. The lines were extremely long and the customer service was poor.

MSP MKE
8.0 Good

On Time

LAX SFO
2.6 Mediocre

The adorable and well behaved dog sitting from across the aisle with his human.

Inbound flight from LAS was more than an hour late. Boarded the plane and we did not leave until much later. Arrived at SFO at 12:15AM, two hours later than originally scheduled. I shouldn't complain as the fare I paid was cheap, but i definitely learned my lesson.

Virgin America
Virgin America
Depart: Mon 21 Aug 2017
Return: Thu 24 Aug 2017
Trip: 4 days
Virgin America
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
nonstop
Return: Thu 24 Aug 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 27m
nonstop
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 634 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

Wifi clean nice

The price

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Nothing. I didnt get the flight.

I have been standing by for 3 flights. Im not happy with kayak or virgin.

LAX SFO
9.0 Excellent

Entertainment hubs were broken.

LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

It was all good

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Late Unapologetic No explanation

Virgin America
Virgin America
Depart: Fri 1 Sep 2017
Return: Mon 4 Sep 2017
Trip: 4 days
Virgin America
LAX
SFO
1h 18m
nonstop
Return: Mon 4 Sep 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 22m
nonstop
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 634 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

It was all good

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Nothing. I didnt get the flight.

I have been standing by for 3 flights. Im not happy with kayak or virgin.

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

See above

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Late Unapologetic No explanation

LAX SFO
7.0 Good

Friendly crew, short flight

Too crowded,

Virgin America
Virgin America
Depart: Sun 10 Dec 2017
Return: Wed 13 Dec 2017
Trip: 4 days
Virgin America
LAX
SFO
1h 26m
nonstop
Return: Wed 13 Dec 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 27m
nonstop
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 634 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX SFO
9.0 Excellent

Entertainment hubs were broken.

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Nothing. I didnt get the flight.

I have been standing by for 3 flights. Im not happy with kayak or virgin.

LAX SFO
6.6 Good

Main Cabin Select seat was comfortable, headset and snacks included in fare.

Flight announcements were barely audible past the immediate gate area, multiple gate changes, baggage came down a different carousel than was announced at both the plane and baggage claim area.

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Delay. No smacks.

LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

It was all good

Virgin America
Virgin America
Depart: Wed 16 Aug 2017
Return: Sat 19 Aug 2017
Trip: 4 days
Virgin America
LAX
SFO
1h 20m
nonstop
Return: Sat 19 Aug 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 27m
nonstop
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 634 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

See above

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Delay. No smacks.

LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

Wifi clean nice

The price

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

i brought 4 luggage from LA to SF (Just 1hr flight) I got charge from oversize luggage $100 for 20lbs extra in 2 luggages and I have just 10lbs extra in each luggage (just 2 luggages is overload) I think they charge me $50 because i have to pay $100 for 20lbs. That is too much for me.

LAX SFO
7.0 Good

Friendly crew, short flight

Too crowded,

£152
Delta
Delta
Depart: Mon 31 Jul 2017
Return: Wed 9 Aug 2017
Trip: 10 days
Delta
LAX
SFO
1h 33m
nonstop
Return: Wed 9 Aug 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
nonstop
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.3
LAX SFO
5.6 OK

The only thing I liked was that I was one fight closer to home. This flight was awful.

The aft lavatory had a broken seat lid so they took the entire lavatory out of commission for our flight, and our flight knowingly experienced ground delays so one lavatory for 100 people for several hours is UNPLEASANT. One crewmember was in a foul mood, and due to the lavatory issue, refused to let anyone use the forward lavatory while she was doing drink service, even during an emergency.

LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

COURTESY

GEG MSP
8.0 Good

On Time

LAX SFO
8.0 Good

Delta treats diamond medallion members better than any other airlines treats their elite members

No in seat entertainment

LAX SFO
7.0 Good

Delayed four hours

£220
Multiple Airlines
Multiple Airlines
Depart: Mon 31 Jul 2017
Return: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Trip: 2 days
Multiple Airlines
LAX
SFO
1h 20m
nonstop
Return: Tue 1 Aug 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 32m
nonstop
£186
Delta
Delta
Depart: Mon 31 Jul 2017
Return: Thu 10 Aug 2017
Trip: 11 days
Delta
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
nonstop
Return: Thu 10 Aug 2017
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
nonstop
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.3
LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

Hour and half delay

LGA YUL
5.6 OK

Nothing

I could not check in on the kiosk and I had to go to two agents before they could find my reservation. The lines were extremely long and the customer service was poor.

LAX SFO
2.6 Mediocre

The adorable and well behaved dog sitting from across the aisle with his human.

Inbound flight from LAS was more than an hour late. Boarded the plane and we did not leave until much later. Arrived at SFO at 12:15AM, two hours later than originally scheduled. I shouldn't complain as the fare I paid was cheap, but i definitely learned my lesson.

LAX SFO
7.0 Good

Delayed four hours

LAX SFO
8.0 Good

Delta treats diamond medallion members better than any other airlines treats their elite members

No in seat entertainment

£195
Virgin America
Virgin America
Depart: Mon 31 Jul 2017
Return: Wed 2 Aug 2017
Trip: 3 days
Virgin America
LAX
SFO
1h 20m
nonstop
Return: Wed 2 Aug 2017
SFO
LAX
3h 32m
1 stop
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 634 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX SFO
7.0 Good

Friendly crew, short flight

Too crowded,

LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

Wifi clean nice

The price

LAX SFO
9.0 Excellent

Entertainment hubs were broken.

LAX SFO
10.0 Excellent

It was all good

LAX SFO
2.0 Poor

i brought 4 luggage from LA to SF (Just 1hr flight) I got charge from oversize luggage $100 for 20lbs extra in 2 luggages and I have just 10lbs extra in each luggage (just 2 luggages is overload) I think they charge me $50 because i have to pay $100 for 20lbs. That is too much for me.

Los Angeles - San Francisco Flights

Departure:

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Destination:

San Francisco (SFO) United States

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