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Los Angeles to San Francisco flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 30m
Flights arrive in San Francisco
Flights depart from Los Angeles
Flight price £42
Distance 338 miles
Airlines Virgin America, Delta

Good to know

Low season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
June
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
£153
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£89
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £88 or less.
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 May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 7% 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 22m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
There are 4,012 (non-stop) flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco per week, averaging 614 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 (£47), Multiple Airlines (£54) and Delta (£59).
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?
Alaska Airlines (42 times daily), Virgin America (41 times daily), Air New Zealand (40 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, Friday 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 Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
£47
only
£47
Destination
San Francisco
£47
only
£47
Fri, 5 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Sat, 6 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 743 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Boarded fast, on time, beverages, nice staff

Nothing - no complaints!

LAX
SFO
Good 6.0

Comfortable seating.

The boarding was delayed by 2 and a half hours. The entertainment screen was not working for my seat.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Surprisingly my overhead compartment was open

People who are not sitting in the row using overhead compartments that are not theirs.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The return flight was cancelled. They forced EXTRA FEES for all same day alternatives. TRY ANOTHER AIRLINE!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff. Efficient. Great ambiance. And I love the in flight entertainment.

Had a slight hold up in take off, but I believe it was airport related. Essentially, traffic.

Fri, 13 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Wed, 9 May
SFO
LAX
1h 32m
Trip: 27 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 8 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 40m
Wed, 17 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 10 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient.

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient. Unfortunately, we had to wait over 20 minutes to get into our gate because another plane was there, so we arrived late. Not DELTA's fault.

LAX
SFO
OK 5.6

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
OK 5.6

Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

LAX
SFO
OK 4.3

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
Good 7.0

Delayed four hours

Thu, 22 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Mon, 26 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 30m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 743 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Surprisingly my overhead compartment was open

People who are not sitting in the row using overhead compartments that are not theirs.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Boarded fast, on time, beverages, nice staff

Nothing - no complaints!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Staff helpful !

LAX
SFO
OK 4.0

Never on schedule when I fly Virgin....

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Delay time is even longer than the total flight time...

Sat, 3 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 37m
Wed, 7 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 30m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 18 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 33m
Mon, 26 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
OK 4.3

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
Good 7.0

Delayed four hours

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Hour and half delay

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient.

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient. Unfortunately, we had to wait over 20 minutes to get into our gate because another plane was there, so we arrived late. Not DELTA's fault.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

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

Tue, 16 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 26m
Fri, 19 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 38m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 743 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Boarded fast, on time, beverages, nice staff

Nothing - no complaints!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Staff helpful !

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Boarding

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Crew and front desk staff at virgin were the best I could have asked for

Nothing

LAX
SFO
Good 6.0

Comfortable seating.

The boarding was delayed by 2 and a half hours. The entertainment screen was not working for my seat.

Sat, 13 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 45m
Tue, 16 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 45m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 21 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Thu, 1 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
OK 5.6

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
OK 5.6

Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient.

Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient. Unfortunately, we had to wait over 20 minutes to get into our gate because another plane was there, so we arrived late. Not DELTA's fault.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

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

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The crew on Delta create a welcome atmosphere every time I have flown with them.

Fri, 19 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Tue, 23 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 743 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
OK 4.0

Never on schedule when I fly Virgin....

LAX
SFO
Good 6.6

The seat was so comfortable I instantly fell alseep.

Boarding was delayed not because the plane was delayed, but because we didn't have a flight crew. We were scheduled to arrive close to 1 AM, but instead we arrived closer to 2 AM. That was a bummer, especially for the relatives who were picking me up.

LAX
SFO
Good 6.6

Plane comfortable . Seat changes for all passengers with no notification . 2 our of 3 staff great. 3rd male JF no customer service skills

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Surprisingly my overhead compartment was open

People who are not sitting in the row using overhead compartments that are not theirs.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The return flight was cancelled. They forced EXTRA FEES for all same day alternatives. TRY ANOTHER AIRLINE!

Wed, 17 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 32m
Fri, 26 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 22 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 33m
Fri, 2 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Hour and half delay

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

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

LAX
SFO
OK 4.3

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
Mediocre 2.0

We were not happy with our flight my flight got cancelled 3 times I miss work they need to reimburse us and also reimburses the hotel cuz we had to stay at a hotel because they cancelled our flight three times and then our flight that we went out on Monday was late because of a flight attendant arriving late to the hotel to the airport

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

COURTESY

Tue, 6 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Thu, 8 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 743 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Good 6.6

Plane comfortable . Seat changes for all passengers with no notification . 2 our of 3 staff great. 3rd male JF no customer service skills

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Staff helpful !

LAX
SFO
OK 4.0

Never on schedule when I fly Virgin....

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Boarding

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Delay time is even longer than the total flight time...

Mon, 5 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Thu, 15 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 28 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Thu, 8 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

No in seat entertainment

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

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

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

same

same

LAX
SFO
OK 4.3

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
Mediocre 2.0

Hour and half delay

Tue, 16 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Sat, 27 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 26m
Trip: 12 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 743 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
OK 4.0

Never on schedule when I fly Virgin....

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The return flight was cancelled. They forced EXTRA FEES for all same day alternatives. TRY ANOTHER AIRLINE!

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Delay time is even longer than the total flight time...

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Boarded fast, on time, beverages, nice staff

Nothing - no complaints!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Staff helpful !

Tue, 6 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 32m
Thu, 15 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 1 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Thu, 8 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 8 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
OK 4.3

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
Mediocre 2.0

Hour and half delay

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

No in seat entertainment

LAX
SFO
OK 5.6

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
Good 7.0

Delayed four hours

Mon, 22 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 26m
Fri, 26 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 743 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Surprisingly my overhead compartment was open

People who are not sitting in the row using overhead compartments that are not theirs.

LAX
SFO
OK 4.0

Never on schedule when I fly Virgin....

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff. Efficient. Great ambiance. And I love the in flight entertainment.

Had a slight hold up in take off, but I believe it was airport related. Essentially, traffic.

LAX
SFO
Good 6.6

The seat was so comfortable I instantly fell alseep.

Boarding was delayed not because the plane was delayed, but because we didn't have a flight crew. We were scheduled to arrive close to 1 AM, but instead we arrived closer to 2 AM. That was a bummer, especially for the relatives who were picking me up.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The return flight was cancelled. They forced EXTRA FEES for all same day alternatives. TRY ANOTHER AIRLINE!

Fri, 2 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Sat, 10 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

No in seat entertainment

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

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

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

same

same

LAX
SFO
OK 5.6

Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

COURTESY

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