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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 £48
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:
£106
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£82
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
-2 days

Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £81 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 6% 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, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
There are 3,801 (non-stop) flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco per week, averaging 586 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 (£48), Virgin America (£51) and Delta (£81).
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?
United (44 times daily), Air New Zealand (42 times daily), Alaska Airlines (36 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, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
£48
only
£48
Destination
San Francisco
£48
only
£48
Wed, 21 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 29m
Tue, 24 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Trip: 35 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 13 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Mon, 16 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Trip: 4 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 793 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

My entertainment device was broken

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Nothing special

It was fine. Nothing to dislike

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Crew was great

All the pricing options

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Atmosphere, crew was upbeat, good value, clean, fun

Very late in boarding, other passengers very reticent to even put bags under their seat vs overhead bin

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The aircraft was spacious, seats were comfortable, charger and free TV/movies at every seat. I got to select my seat as well near the front of the plane at no additional cost.

I liked everything.

Mon, 9 Jul
LAX
SFO
1h 32m
Fri, 13 Jul
SFO
LAX
1h 32m
Trip: 5 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

same

same

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
Excellent 10.0

Got in early

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

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

Tue, 17 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 29m
Thu, 19 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Trip: 3 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 793 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Every part of the day was enjoyable and easy - from the check in all the way to deboarding. Staff was friendly and professional! Will definitely being flying with Virgin America again!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Nothing special

It was fine. Nothing to dislike

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Loved watching a movie for free, the seats were extremely comfortable and the boarding and deplaning process were easy!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Atmosphere, crew was upbeat, good value, clean, fun

Very late in boarding, other passengers very reticent to even put bags under their seat vs overhead bin

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Loved the ambience!

Plane was a bit dirty from previous flight.

Wed, 9 May
LAX
SFO
1h 26m
Wed, 16 May
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 16 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Sun, 18 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 39m
Trip: 3 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 793 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
OK 5.3

Delays upon delays. First said FAA. Then mechanical. The flight crew. Lack of information. REALLY poor signage. It wa a disaster. Nearly 4 hours late

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

An off duty FA was seated next to me. He helped me find a place for my carry on. Volunteered to assist me with the entertainment system. Retrieved my luggage at the end of the flight. All without being asked. They certainly hire the best people. True customer service even when off duty. Very impressive. Thank you Virgin.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Atmosphere, crew was upbeat, good value, clean, fun

Very late in boarding, other passengers very reticent to even put bags under their seat vs overhead bin

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Nothing special

It was fine. Nothing to dislike

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Boarded on time and took off on time. Flight was smooth.

Fri, 17 Aug
LAX
SFO
1h 15m
Wed, 22 Aug
SFO
LAX
1h 30m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 2 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Tue, 3 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 39m
Trip: 2 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 793 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

An off duty FA was seated next to me. He helped me find a place for my carry on. Volunteered to assist me with the entertainment system. Retrieved my luggage at the end of the flight. All without being asked. They certainly hire the best people. True customer service even when off duty. Very impressive. Thank you Virgin.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Nothing special

It was fine. Nothing to dislike

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Crew was great

All the pricing options

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Loved watching a movie for free, the seats were extremely comfortable and the boarding and deplaning process were easy!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Boarded on time and took off on time. Flight was smooth.

Sat, 28 Jul
LAX
SFO
1h 39m
Tue, 31 Jul
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Trip: 4 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The plane wasn't cramped, the flight staff was helpful, and we got to our destination extremely quickly. And they gave us like two rounds of snacks which is unheard of on such short flights. Easily the best domestic flight I've ever taken.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

same

same

LAX
SFO
Good 7.0

Delayed four hours

LAX
SFO
OK 5.6

Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Boarding and departure was messy because of the 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

Mon, 9 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Sat, 14 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Trip: 6 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 793 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The crew members.

The boarding process

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The aircraft was spacious, seats were comfortable, charger and free TV/movies at every seat. I got to select my seat as well near the front of the plane at no additional cost.

I liked everything.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Loved the ambience!

Plane was a bit dirty from previous flight.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Crew was great

All the pricing options

LAX
SFO
OK 5.3

Delays upon delays. First said FAA. Then mechanical. The flight crew. Lack of information. REALLY poor signage. It wa a disaster. Nearly 4 hours late

Mon, 2 Jul
LAX
SFO
1h 15m
Sun, 15 Jul
SFO
LAX
1h 38m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 6 Aug
LAX
SFO
1h 35m
Thu, 9 Aug
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Trip: 4 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

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

Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay.

Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Got in early

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

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

Wed, 11 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 28m
Sat, 14 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 36m
Trip: 4 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 793 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Nothing special

It was fine. Nothing to dislike

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Loved the ambience!

Plane was a bit dirty from previous flight.

LAX
SFO
OK 5.3

Delays upon delays. First said FAA. Then mechanical. The flight crew. Lack of information. REALLY poor signage. It wa a disaster. Nearly 4 hours late

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Loved watching a movie for free, the seats were extremely comfortable and the boarding and deplaning process were easy!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Crew was great

All the pricing options

Thu, 19 Jul
LAX
SFO
1h 15m
Fri, 20 Jul
SFO
LAX
1h 32m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 4 Aug
LAX
SFO
1h 32m
Wed, 8 Aug
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 23 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 26m
Sun, 25 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 42m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 9 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 35m
Sun, 11 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 27 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 32m
Fri, 2 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 4 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 793 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Boarded on time and took off on time. Flight was smooth.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Loved watching a movie for free, the seats were extremely comfortable and the boarding and deplaning process were easy!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Nothing special

It was fine. Nothing to dislike

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

An off duty FA was seated next to me. He helped me find a place for my carry on. Volunteered to assist me with the entertainment system. Retrieved my luggage at the end of the flight. All without being asked. They certainly hire the best people. True customer service even when off duty. Very impressive. Thank you Virgin.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The aircraft was spacious, seats were comfortable, charger and free TV/movies at every seat. I got to select my seat as well near the front of the plane at no additional cost.

I liked everything.

Fri, 23 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 40m
Sun, 25 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 23 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 35m
Sun, 25 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
£149
Trip: 3 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 793 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The crew members.

The boarding process

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Every part of the day was enjoyable and easy - from the check in all the way to deboarding. Staff was friendly and professional! Will definitely being flying with Virgin America again!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Loved watching a movie for free, the seats were extremely comfortable and the boarding and deplaning process were easy!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Nothing special

It was fine. Nothing to dislike

LAX
SFO
OK 5.3

Delays upon delays. First said FAA. Then mechanical. The flight crew. Lack of information. REALLY poor signage. It wa a disaster. Nearly 4 hours late

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