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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
4%
expected price increase
Average price:
£210
(avg. price over the last 72 hours)
Good deal:
£106
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

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

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 14% 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 17m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
There are 3,241 (non-stop) flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco per week, averaging 505 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 (£59), Multiple Airlines (£61) and Delta (£72).
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 (47 times daily), United (42 times daily), WestJet (31 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, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
£59
only
£59
Destination
San Francisco
£59
only
£59
Thu, 18 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 20m
Mon, 22 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 21m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 686 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 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 8.0

As usual, Virgin provided good overall service. Everyone was very nice and the flight was mercifully brief.

The flight was super delayed! I just wanted to get to SF on time to make a wedding and I had to keep switching between different flights that were delayed to different degrees. So stressful! I know the delays aren't entirely your fault, but better information could help us consumers make a more informed decision.

LAX
SFO
OK 4.8

I liked the free movie choices and personal screen.

The flight was delayed and then we were grounded on the tarmac for over an hour. I tried to use the restroom and was yelled at by the crew. I told them that I needed to go and they stated it would be 10 more minutes. It was another 50 minutes and I was in pain. They were rude about it and not understanding.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Easy check in, on time, good services

Meals choice and taste.

Mon, 16 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Thu, 26 Oct
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 7 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 45m
Mon, 16 Oct
SFO
LAX
1h 45m
Trip: 10 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 35 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
Excellent 10.0

COURTESY

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
Excellent 8.0

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

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

No in seat entertainment

Mon, 11 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Thu, 14 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 686 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
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 8.0

As usual, Virgin provided good overall service. Everyone was very nice and the flight was mercifully brief.

The flight was super delayed! I just wanted to get to SF on time to make a wedding and I had to keep switching between different flights that were delayed to different degrees. So stressful! I know the delays aren't entirely your fault, but better information could help us consumers make a more informed decision.

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Attendants have n the flight were nice.

Flight was delayed multiple times along with delayed take off and landing.

Wed, 22 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Fri, 24 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 9 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 34m
Tue, 17 Oct
SFO
LAX
1h 45m
Trip: 9 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
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

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

No in seat entertainment

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

COURTESY

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
Mediocre 2.0

Hour and half delay

Sun, 10 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Mon, 11 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 686 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
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 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
OK 5.0

Polite crew, great pilots!

super cramped seats, dirty plane, entertainment system didn't work!

Thu, 22 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Sun, 25 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 17 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Tue, 28 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 43 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

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
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
Excellent 8.0

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

LAX
SFO
Good 7.0

Delayed four hours

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.

Sat, 11 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Sun, 12 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 21m
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 686 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 5.0

Polite crew, great pilots!

super cramped seats, dirty plane, entertainment system didn't work!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Excellent flight, Thank you!

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Attendants have n the flight were nice.

Flight was delayed multiple times along with delayed take off and landing.

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, 8 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 44m
Tue, 10 Oct
SFO
LAX
2h 02m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 30 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 32m
Fri, 3 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 35 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 3.3

same

same

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

COURTESY

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Hour and half delay

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

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.

Mon, 13 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 17m
Tue, 14 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 686 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
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
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
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
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
Mediocre 2.0

Attendants have n the flight were nice.

Flight was delayed multiple times along with delayed take off and landing.

Wed, 11 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Wed, 25 Oct
SFO
LAX
1h 31m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 3 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Sun, 3 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Trip: 31 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 35 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
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 10.0

COURTESY

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

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.

Tue, 10 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Fri, 17 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 30m
Trip: 39 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 686 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
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
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
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!

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

As usual, Virgin provided good overall service. Everyone was very nice and the flight was mercifully brief.

The flight was super delayed! I just wanted to get to SF on time to make a wedding and I had to keep switching between different flights that were delayed to different degrees. So stressful! I know the delays aren't entirely your fault, but better information could help us consumers make a more informed decision.

Thu, 12 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Wed, 25 Oct
SFO
LAX
1h 23m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Sun, 7 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 26 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
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

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

No in seat entertainment

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Hour and half delay

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

Fri, 13 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 18m
Fri, 3 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 31m
Trip: 22 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 686 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 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
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
Mediocre 3.2

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

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Attendants have n the flight were nice.

Flight was delayed multiple times along with delayed take off and landing.

Sun, 15 Oct
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Tue, 31 Oct
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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