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Los Angeles to San Francisco flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 32m
Flights arrive in San Francisco
Flights depart from Los Angeles
Flight price £241
Distance 338 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines

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

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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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 £60 or less.
The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco was found, on average, 69 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 17% 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?
The average direct flight takes 1h 30m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
There are 2,842 (direct) flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco per week, averaging 400 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 Alaska Airlines (£241)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
Air New Zealand (33 times daily), United Airlines (26 times daily), Alaska Airlines (22 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
When flying out of Los Angeles you will be using Los Angeles, often referred to as Los Angeles Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

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Los Angeles
San Francisco
Fri, 19 Apr
Los Angeles
San Francisco
1h 30m
Sun, 21 Apr
San Francisco
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Was the seat super comfortable? Absolutely not. But no worse than any other flight.

Cons: We were seated behind a family, including an infant and two children under 4. The kids had no concept of “indoor voice” and were up and wired the entire flight; the parents abstaining from trying to keep them quieter. I believe I will get some sound-cancelling headphones For the next flight.

Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fast friendly service

Cons: Nothing

Good 7.6

Pros: The crew! The free entertainment!

Cons: Leaving late because of lack of luggage space and giving an option to checkin bag when there was actually no room. I’d rather they choose randomly to save time.

Excellent 8.6

Cons: Flight attendant sent me to Carousel 2 for baggage after I volunteered to send my carry on luggage to be checked. Carousel 2 did not have Alaska’s luggage. I waited for 20 minutes and finally went to lost luggage and found it. I was upset about this.

Good 6.8

Pros: The crew was good. The seats were fine. Movies were good.

Cons: It was chaotic getting to the desk to book a seat. I had to check my carry on luggage as there was no room in the overhead area. Due to delay taking off we we're a half hour late arriving.

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