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Low season:
December
Best time to beat the crowds
22%
expected price decrease
High season:
February
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average price:
£179
(avg. price over the last 72 hours)
Good deal:
£108
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

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 7% more expensive 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 18m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
There are 4,729 (non-stop) flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco per week, averaging 727 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 Multiple Airlines (£62) and Virgin America (£64)
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 (52 times daily), United (45 times daily), Virgin America (44 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, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
£62
only
£62
Destination
San Francisco
£62
only
£62
Tue, 7 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 39m
Sat, 11 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 28m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 13 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Sat, 18 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 703 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Excellent flight, Thank you!

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.2

Flight was delayed by two hours. The entertainment system did not work.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Complimentary snack box was amazing!! Entertainment options were great. Super spacious!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, great in flight entertainment.

Na

LAX
SFO
OK 5.0

The flight was fine. I paid for first class and had good accommodations.

We needed to correct my wife's ticket. I had inadvertently made the reservations under her maiden name. The response I got from the crew was horrible. They basically told me first it would cost me $150 to change her name but I had called the night before and got a different story. When I challenged her about this she became hostile and then got the manager who was equally as hostile about changing the name.

Thu, 7 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Fri, 8 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 27m
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 703 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, great in flight entertainment.

Na

LAX
SFO
OK 5.0

The flight was fine. I paid for first class and had good accommodations.

We needed to correct my wife's ticket. I had inadvertently made the reservations under her maiden name. The response I got from the crew was horrible. They basically told me first it would cost me $150 to change her name but I had called the night before and got a different story. When I challenged her about this she became hostile and then got the manager who was equally as hostile about changing the name.

LAX
SFO
OK 4.6

Crew on board flight were nice. Think we made up time in the air. Obviously the delays and sitting on the tarmac once we landed weren't the fault of anyone on board, just normal SF issues I presume.

The board at the gate was never updated. It would say final call when the plane hadn't even arrived yet, and the person there never fixed the issue despite multiple people asking about it.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.2

Flight was delayed by two hours. The entertainment system did not work.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Easy check in, on time, good services

Meals choice and taste.

Wed, 22 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Mon, 27 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 8 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Tue, 12 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 703 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Most everything.

The interminable virgin pre-flight safety video. That song gives me nightmares. The old video with the cartoons was way better. The rapping kid and rapping robot? Make it stop!!!

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

When your flight gets delayed twice and they don’t know when it’s going to be leaving, there’s really no good emotion going on at that point.

Lack of knowledge in when the flight will be leaving. It was delayed twice. And the second time, they told us they couldn’t give a time they were leaving.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Easy check in, on time, good services

Meals choice and taste.

LAX
SFO
OK 5.0

The flight was fine. I paid for first class and had good accommodations.

We needed to correct my wife's ticket. I had inadvertently made the reservations under her maiden name. The response I got from the crew was horrible. They basically told me first it would cost me $150 to change her name but I had called the night before and got a different story. When I challenged her about this she became hostile and then got the manager who was equally as hostile about changing the name.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The seating was comfortable and there were lots of entertainment options.

Thu, 12 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Thu, 19 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 11 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 20m
Wed, 13 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 703 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.2

Flight was delayed by two hours. The entertainment system did not work.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Excellent flight, Thank you!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Most everything.

The interminable virgin pre-flight safety video. That song gives me nightmares. The old video with the cartoons was way better. The rapping kid and rapping robot? Make it stop!!!

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. The crew did not do anything beyond typical expected service.

The flight was delayed for over 2 hours, gate changed once. Communication was unclear on both. Pilot and crew announced apology BUT nothing was done to show in action that they value their customers and aside from verbal apology, a little snack or something free is given to passenger. Nothing! As if passengers should abide by the airline. No Abovr and beyond service at all. Disappointed, BUT expected out of all airlines in US.

LAX
SFO
OK 5.0

The flight was fine. I paid for first class and had good accommodations.

We needed to correct my wife's ticket. I had inadvertently made the reservations under her maiden name. The response I got from the crew was horrible. They basically told me first it would cost me $150 to change her name but I had called the night before and got a different story. When I challenged her about this she became hostile and then got the manager who was equally as hostile about changing the name.

Sun, 15 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Thu, 19 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 14 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Sun, 17 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 703 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.2

Flight was delayed by two hours. The entertainment system did not work.

LAX
SFO
OK 4.6

Crew on board flight were nice. Think we made up time in the air. Obviously the delays and sitting on the tarmac once we landed weren't the fault of anyone on board, just normal SF issues I presume.

The board at the gate was never updated. It would say final call when the plane hadn't even arrived yet, and the person there never fixed the issue despite multiple people asking about it.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, great in flight entertainment.

Na

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. The crew did not do anything beyond typical expected service.

The flight was delayed for over 2 hours, gate changed once. Communication was unclear on both. Pilot and crew announced apology BUT nothing was done to show in action that they value their customers and aside from verbal apology, a little snack or something free is given to passenger. Nothing! As if passengers should abide by the airline. No Abovr and beyond service at all. Disappointed, BUT expected out of all airlines in US.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Excellent flight, Thank you!

Tue, 17 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Thu, 19 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 7 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 18m
Wed, 8 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 20m
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 703 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Complimentary snack box was amazing!! Entertainment options were great. Super spacious!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Easy check in, on time, good services

Meals choice and taste.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Most everything.

The interminable virgin pre-flight safety video. That song gives me nightmares. The old video with the cartoons was way better. The rapping kid and rapping robot? Make it stop!!!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Excellent flight, Thank you!

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

When your flight gets delayed twice and they don’t know when it’s going to be leaving, there’s really no good emotion going on at that point.

Lack of knowledge in when the flight will be leaving. It was delayed twice. And the second time, they told us they couldn’t give a time they were leaving.

Wed, 18 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Thu, 19 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 29 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 26m
Sat, 30 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 703 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Made it back alive and well

Flight was delayed almost 2 hours... pretty typical for SFO, but still.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The seating was comfortable and there were lots of entertainment options.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Excellent flight, Thank you!

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.2

Flight was delayed by two hours. The entertainment system did not work.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, great in flight entertainment.

Na

Wed, 22 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Mon, 27 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 14 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Wed, 20 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 28m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 703 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Made it back alive and well

Flight was delayed almost 2 hours... pretty typical for SFO, but still.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Most everything.

The interminable virgin pre-flight safety video. That song gives me nightmares. The old video with the cartoons was way better. The rapping kid and rapping robot? Make it stop!!!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, great in flight entertainment.

Na

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Easy check in, on time, good services

Meals choice and taste.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The seating was comfortable and there were lots of entertainment options.

Wed, 1 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 18m
Thu, 23 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Trip: 23 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 11 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Fri, 15 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 32m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 703 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The seating was comfortable and there were lots of entertainment options.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Excellent flight, Thank you!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, great in flight entertainment.

Na

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Most everything.

The interminable virgin pre-flight safety video. That song gives me nightmares. The old video with the cartoons was way better. The rapping kid and rapping robot? Make it stop!!!

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

When your flight gets delayed twice and they don’t know when it’s going to be leaving, there’s really no good emotion going on at that point.

Lack of knowledge in when the flight will be leaving. It was delayed twice. And the second time, they told us they couldn’t give a time they were leaving.

Fri, 3 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 36m
Mon, 4 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 28m
Trip: 32 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 31 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 19m
Tue, 7 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 21m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 703 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Made it back alive and well

Flight was delayed almost 2 hours... pretty typical for SFO, but still.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff, great in flight entertainment.

Na

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Easy check in, on time, good services

Meals choice and taste.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

When your flight gets delayed twice and they don’t know when it’s going to be leaving, there’s really no good emotion going on at that point.

Lack of knowledge in when the flight will be leaving. It was delayed twice. And the second time, they told us they couldn’t give a time they were leaving.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Complimentary snack box was amazing!! Entertainment options were great. Super spacious!

Thu, 16 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 18m
Thu, 23 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 41m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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