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San Francisco to Los Angeles flight information

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

Good to know

Low season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average price:
£211
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£97
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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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 £96 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles was found, on average, 78 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 2% 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 24m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
There are 4,213 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles per week, averaging 625 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 Virgin America (£45), Delta (£59) and Multiple Airlines (£59).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
Alaska Airlines (43 times daily), Virgin America (40 times daily), Air New Zealand (38 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
For San Francisco to Los Angeles, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£45
only
£45
Destination
Los Angeles
£45
only
£45
Mon, 12 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Tue, 13 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Trip: 2 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 719 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Seating was comfortable, interior was stylish, service was excellent.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight!!!

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Efficient boarding and in-flight crew

Fee for 2 checked-in luggages was more than my airfare!

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Excellent, bumpy, but made on time. Pleasant crew team.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Good, comfort

Hidden and heavy tvs

Thu, 11 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Fri, 2 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 45m
Trip: 23 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 34 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

The person taking tickets asked me to check my bag. I said ok and he instructed me to step aside and taking anything out of it that I might need. I did this and when I came back they had locked the doors.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Ground team was amazing--efficient, pleasant, rapid turnaround

Incoming plane was 1.5h late and there was no meaningful explanation (saying that the plane was late coming in bc it was late getting to its prior stop isn't really an explanation)

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

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

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

Mon, 15 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 27m
Tue, 30 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 14 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 30m
Thu, 15 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Trip: 2 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 719 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Seating was comfortable, interior was stylish, service was excellent.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight!!!

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Excellent, bumpy, but made on time. Pleasant crew team.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Good, comfort

Hidden and heavy tvs

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

movie choices

Fri, 26 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Sun, 4 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 45m
Trip: 10 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 34 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.0

new plane smooth ride ease of changing ti exit row healthy snack tray!!

no entertainment

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Ground team was amazing--efficient, pleasant, rapid turnaround

Incoming plane was 1.5h late and there was no meaningful explanation (saying that the plane was late coming in bc it was late getting to its prior stop isn't really an explanation)

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

All I need to say.

Tue, 6 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 30m
Tue, 27 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 5 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Wed, 10 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 22m
Trip: 6 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 719 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Virgin America planes are comfortable and had good movie selections for a 3+ hour flight.

The confusion between reservation systems between Alaska and Virgin America.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Efficient boarding and in-flight crew

Fee for 2 checked-in luggages was more than my airfare!

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

It was easy to manage and comfortable!

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight changed gates without any notification on any of the flight apps. Real time updates of gate info on both the airline app as well as the kayak app would be appreciate.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Flight was initially delayed due to non-functioning A/C — after sitting in uncomfortably warm plane on the tarmac we had an additional half hour delay because we missed our flight window into LAX. Retrieving baggage was extremely lengthy and just added to an overall miserable experience on what should’ve been a short, quick painless flight from SF to LA.

Wed, 7 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Tue, 27 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 28m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 1 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Mon, 19 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Trip: 18 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 34 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
OK 4.0

That it's over

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

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

The blueberries were rather bland.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.0

new plane smooth ride ease of changing ti exit row healthy snack tray!!

no entertainment

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

All I need to say.

Fri, 2 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Fri, 9 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Trip: 8 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 719 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Easy boarding. Newer plane is quieter.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Virgin America planes are comfortable and had good movie selections for a 3+ hour flight.

The confusion between reservation systems between Alaska and Virgin America.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

It was easy to manage and comfortable!

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Efficient boarding and in-flight crew

Fee for 2 checked-in luggages was more than my airfare!

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Seating was comfortable, interior was stylish, service was excellent.

Thu, 8 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Sat, 24 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 29m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 13 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Fri, 23 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 35m
Trip: 11 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 34 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

The person taking tickets asked me to check my bag. I said ok and he instructed me to step aside and taking anything out of it that I might need. I did this and when I came back they had locked the doors.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

The crew did a great job of dealing with delays beyond their control and made sure we - and our luggage - made a connecting flight.

No complaints.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

All I need to say.

Tue, 6 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Fri, 9 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 24m
Trip: 4 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 719 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight changed gates without any notification on any of the flight apps. Real time updates of gate info on both the airline app as well as the kayak app would be appreciate.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Flight was initially delayed due to non-functioning A/C — after sitting in uncomfortably warm plane on the tarmac we had an additional half hour delay because we missed our flight window into LAX. Retrieving baggage was extremely lengthy and just added to an overall miserable experience on what should’ve been a short, quick painless flight from SF to LA.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Seating was comfortable, interior was stylish, service was excellent.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

movie choices

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

It was easy to manage and comfortable!

Sun, 11 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Sat, 3 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 27 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Wed, 11 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Trip: 16 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 34 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

The blueberries were rather bland.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time

SFO
LAX
OK 4.0

That it's over

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

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

The person taking tickets asked me to check my bag. I said ok and he instructed me to step aside and taking anything out of it that I might need. I did this and when I came back they had locked the doors.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with.

Fri, 5 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Thu, 11 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 34m
Trip: 7 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 719 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Flight was initially delayed due to non-functioning A/C — after sitting in uncomfortably warm plane on the tarmac we had an additional half hour delay because we missed our flight window into LAX. Retrieving baggage was extremely lengthy and just added to an overall miserable experience on what should’ve been a short, quick painless flight from SF to LA.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

It was easy to manage and comfortable!

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Excellent, bumpy, but made on time. Pleasant crew team.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight!!!

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Efficient boarding and in-flight crew

Fee for 2 checked-in luggages was more than my airfare!

Tue, 13 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 31m
Sat, 3 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Trip: 19 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 6 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Thu, 19 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Trip: 14 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 34 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy

Nothing

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

The crew did a great job of dealing with delays beyond their control and made sure we - and our luggage - made a connecting flight.

No complaints.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

The blueberries were rather bland.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

All I need to say.

Sat, 6 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 32m
Thu, 11 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 34m
Trip: 6 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 719 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Although checking in was quick, TSA precheck is awesome! The lady doing check-in was rude and seemed to not like being there. Customer service perhaps doesn’t start for her until after 10am...

They broke the zipper on my lugguage AGAIN! Bc they used a smaller plane that is generally used for trips to Hawaii. Ppl were voluntold gate check their lugguage. Boarding was on-time/ smidge early to end up having to sit on the runway for ~45min this flight delay

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

It was easy to manage and comfortable!

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Flight changed gates without any notification on any of the flight apps. Real time updates of gate info on both the airline app as well as the kayak app would be appreciate.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Good, comfort

Hidden and heavy tvs

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

movie choices

Wed, 21 Mar
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Wed, 4 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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