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San Francisco to Los Angeles flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 33m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from San Francisco
Flight price £75
Distance 338 miles
Airlines Delta, Alaska Airlines

Good to know

Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
November
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
£81
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£51
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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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 £51 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles was found, on average, 79 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 42% 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 San Francisco to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles take?
An average non-stop flight takes 1h 30m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
There are 3,263 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles per week, averaging 488 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Delta (£75) and Alaska Airlines (£76)
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
Air New Zealand (44 times daily), United Airlines (43 times daily), Alaska Airlines (25 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£75
only
£75
Destination
Los Angeles
£75
only
£75
Tue, 30 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Wed, 8 May
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 38m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Flight was great

Cons: The waiting area at gate 47 is a joke. Doesn't anyone care that it was filthy and had 10 seats for passenger waiting to board their flight?

MSY
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Leg room was lacking.

MSY
DTW
Excellent 9.3

Pros: New plane. Great movie selection. More stylish seats + bathroom. Overall very good and I think Delta has really made an effort to improve it's service. It's noticeable.

Cons: Plane felt very dry compared to others. The electrical plug outlet jams right at around your knee level. Bread was cold and rock hard (seriously, can we not come up with a good solution for this?).

PDX
SLC
Good 6.6

Cons: Being on time

MSP
IAH
OK 5.3

Cons: Old plane, long delay, sketchy WiFi.

Wed, 1 May
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Tue, 7 May
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 26m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 102 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
SAN
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was super nice and plane was quite empty

Cons: Take off got delayed (not in Alaska Airlines' control though), but all in all a very pleasant flight.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The plane was new and very clean. Provided charging docks and free entertainment!!

Cons: We took longer waiting in the plan then the actual flight itself

LAX
HNL
OK 5.0

Pros: The only enjoyable thing about my flight was the couple sitting next to me.

Cons: We weren’t served drinks until nearly 2 hours in. They kept making announcements saying “it’s really turbulent and not safe” but I’ve flown a lot and we barely had any turbulence the entire flight and at no point was it unsafe. When it was calm they were hanging out and taking in the back.

SFO
LAX
OK 4.6

Pros: Boarding was quick, the flight attendants were as comforting as they could be. The screens for the in flight entertainment were great but stopped working in my row the last 30 minutes of the actual flight.

Cons: The pilot didn’t seem to know why maintenance reports were taking so long, which he was very vocal about. By the time we finally go to take off - there was too much incoming traffic to LAX so we had to sit in the plane for another 50 minutes. I am very disappointed in my experience and will likely not fly with Alaska in the future.

SFO
LAX
OK 4.6

Pros: The crew

Cons: Sat on the tarmac forever...extremely delayed

Sat, 23 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Sat, 30 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 102 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My luggage did not arrive. We were asked to volunteer to check any carryons we did not need to take into the cabin. I volunteered and my luggage did not arrive. I had thousands of dollars worth of items. Submitted a claim.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Screen on the seat back!

SFO
LAX
OK 4.6

Pros: The crew

Cons: Sat on the tarmac forever...extremely delayed

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: the crew was trying their best and adapt to the situation, and accommodate their passengers.

Cons: the 4 hour boarding delay

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: None

Cons: Plan delayed for 40mins and change gates.

Sat, 1 Jun
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 38m
Thu, 6 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 40m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SFO
LAX
OK 4.0

Pros: That it's over

Cons: the 1 hour delay, when we arrived we sat for another hour and I missed my international flight

JFK
BTV
Good 6.0

Cons: More room.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: It was Ok. Some short delay but over all not too bad. Just didn't like the fact I always get seats next to the toilet

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The small scack/meal was excellent. Good service. Smooth flight. In-out-done! Good job Delta!

Cons: Can't think of anything negative. A long time standing by on runway waiting for departure.

VPS
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Seating lacked the ability to recline in any way. There were no snacks or drinks whatsoever

Cons: The seats could recline. On a top tier airline I expect comfortable seating that declines for the price

Fri, 1 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Sun, 3 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
£109
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 102 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SEA
ANC
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Older flight attendant charged me fir my drink even tho I was in premium seating and the flight was extremely late

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fast!

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: Alaska airlines were ridiculously late...by 2.5 hours, gave us no reason why, added too many people to delayed flight so much so we had to sit with our carry ons on our lap! ..and then sit on tarmac for quite some time! I used to like Alaska..I am very very disappointed in them! Would be nice if we could get compensation some how..otherwise, dont think I will use them again! very very disorganized flight!

SFO
LAX
OK 5.0

Pros: Entertainment was good, flight attendants were ok.

Cons: Really rough landing, jerky driving. I have a back injury and the landing hurt me.

SFO
LAX
OK 5.6

Cons: Paid for and reserved a premium seat 6 weeks before flight but got reassigned to a non-premium seat upon check-in. I had to call customer care for a refund of the premium upgrade. No more live TV unlike the old Virgin America.

Sat, 23 Feb
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 34m
Sun, 24 Feb
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 38m
£182
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
RIC
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: I loved Craig on our flight he made it a hilarious and fun experience! And he needs a raise!

Cons: The seat was a bit uncomfortable, and boarding was slow. To be expected I assume for anything not first class.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

Cons: The blueberries were rather bland.

PVG
ATL
OK 4.0

Pros: Food were bad. Out of air condition

SFO
LAX
OK 5.3

Pros: Crew

Cons: No entertainmet

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy

Cons: Nothing

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