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San Francisco to Los Angeles flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 31m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from San Francisco
Flight price £74
Distance 338 miles
Airlines Delta, Alaska Airlines

Good to know

Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
March
Most popular time to fly
11%
expected price increase
Average price:
£100
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£92
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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 £91 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 February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 43% 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?
The average direct flight takes 1h 30m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
There are 3,038 (direct) flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles per week, averaging 424 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 (£74) and Alaska Airlines (£89)
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
LATAM Airlines (35 times daily), Air New Zealand (30 times daily), United Airlines (22 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, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Monday being the most expensive.
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
£74
only
£74
Destination
Los Angeles
£74
only
£74
Tue, 14 May
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Tue, 21 May
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LOS
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: yes

MSP
MCI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful friendly crew. Comfy seat. Very pleasantly impressed with the comfort on a CRJ900 -- windows are large and closer to eye level, standing room is enough.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

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

Cons: No complaints.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: 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.

BOS
PHL
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew was nice, the flight was so short, there was little interaction with them.

Cons: Boarding was a disaster, people didn’t have seats which caused a delay in boarding. It was a mess. The seats were uncomfortable and too small. I know it’s a short flight but it was just too tight in there. The flight was delayed and the communication was all over; the time was constantly changin

Tue, 10 Sep
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Tue, 17 Sep
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 126 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Flight was delayed 45 minutes. Crew members didn’t pass out crackers. She only passed out to those who asked. Ofcoarse I didn’t get mine because I don’t fly often, and I didn’t know you were suppose to ask. Crew should’ve provide extra good service for the delayed flights.

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.

SFO
LAX
OK 5.3

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: Food/ beverage service was bad.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: -Delayed departure (almost 2 hrs). -Gate change with missing flight info at the new gate screen until the last minute. Lots of confused passengers asking if the gate was correct due to the flight leaving late.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.4

Cons: No snacks :(

Sat, 22 Jun
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 32m
Sun, 23 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
DCA
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes the crew was amazing

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 8.6

Pros: Nice Airbus plane. Due to thunderstorm in Dallas, pilot not able to leave DAL to come to fly the plane in LAX on time. We delayed around 45 minutes. Otherwise, crews were professional and efficient. Excellent movies choices.

Cons: Boarding announcement in SFO was bad. No one can hear what the agent announced. Random sequence of boarding with confusion. In LAX, we supposed to go to a different terminal by a bus. There is no guidance out of gate to assist passengers that transfer to get on the right gate on the right bus. In AUS, there is not any announcement for luggage belt. An announcement would be helpful to new arrivals to this airport.

ATL
PVG
Good 7.3

Cons: The food not so much breadddd

DCA
ATL
Good 6.3

Cons: Stop being LATE!!!!

Mon, 15 Jul
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 34m
Thu, 25 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 25m
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
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.

ATL
MCO
OK 5.6

Cons: Stop being LATE!!!!

FLL
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: There was no flight

Cons: Flight left without notification. This was my dads connecting flight and it was missed, due to delays.

MTY
ATL
Good 6.3

Cons: The delays

ATL
CLE
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Connecting flight to as delayed. And my dad was not able to get on the plane.

Sat, 27 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 31m
Sun, 28 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 33m
£183
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
MCO
ATL
Good 6.8

Pros: More room in Delta Coach than other carriers

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Cons: waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes

SEA
HNL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Nothing

ATL
GUA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Couldn’t hear boarding announcements. Lots of boarding confusion

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.3

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

Cons: No complaints.

Sat, 20 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 45m
Sun, 21 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
£214
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 65 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
KIX
HNL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: The pork dinner meal option was burnt … al the way through.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: 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
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

SLC
ATL
OK 5.6

Pros: The plane was 2 hours late and I could not get home. Missed the connection to Greenville at 11:38. They told me there were no hotels in Atlanta and I would have to stay in the airport and then take the 8:55 am fight to Greenville. That took an hour in line and there was no help.

Cons: The pilot was awesome. He flew as fast as he could to help anyone make their connection but it didn’t help. But I appreciate him trying. Just frustrated that being military I didn’t get to board earlier or that they didn’t help me find a way home

ATL
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I like flying Delta. Make you feel comfortable and at ease.

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