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San Francisco to Los Angeles flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 35m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from San Francisco
Flight price £102
Distance 338 miles
Airlines Delta, Alaska Airlines

Good to know

Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High season:
November
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average price:
£80
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£66
or less (return)

When to book flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Average price per month
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 £66 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles was found, on average, 70 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 January.
Morning departure is around 32% 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 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 3,223 (direct) flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles per week, averaging 460 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 (£102) and Alaska Airlines (£110)
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
Air New Zealand (37 times daily), United Airlines (33 times daily), Alaska Airlines (28 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, Friday 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 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.
How does KAYAK find such low flight prices?
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How can Hacker Fares save me money?
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Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles (return)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£102
only
£102
Destination
Los Angeles
£102
only
£102
Fri, 6 Mar
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
1h 36m
Sun, 8 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
1h 30m
£102
Trip: 3 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
ZRH
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Cons: I adore delta! Great airline, I fly delta whenever possible

YUL
ATL
Good 6.5

Cons: Delta flies a lot of the CRJ planes, even on relatively longer trips. Traveling first class, the seats are a little wider than in coach and have a little more leg room, but calling it "first class" is a bit of an exaggeration. It's more like what coach used to be before the days of the flying sardine cans.

PDX
MSP
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew and service was amazing

Cons: Paid $28 for internet and it didn’t work

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

Cons: The blueberries were rather bland.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The Delta crew was great.

Fri, 13 Mar
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
1h 42m
Sun, 15 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
1h 35m
£110
Trip: 3 days
8.5Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 161 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Wish there were blankets available

SFO
LAX
Okay 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
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Seat assignments. Friendlier boarding. On time operation.

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Cons: Waiting on one way too long. More than 1hr

SFO
LAX
Okay 5.6

Pros: Boarding was fairly efficient and the crew was courteous.

Cons: There was no entertainment or any power plugs for phones. The plane was small and couldn't accommodate a lot of carry-on luggage. I voluntarily checked my bag to make things easier and my bag arrived on the wrong carousel. It sort of felt like I was being punished for doing the right thing.

Sat, 30 May
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
1h 49m
Sat, 6 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
1h 25m
£103
Trip: 8 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
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?

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.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy

Cons: Nothing

LAX
BOI
Excellent 8.6

Pros: They left the bags at LAX. We we’re driving to Sun Valley and don’t have our ski clothes and equipment

Cons: Get our bags to us in the morning

SEA
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight delayed for 2 hours

Sat, 30 May
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
1h 49m
Sat, 6 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
1h 25m
£103
Trip: 8 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
SFO
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: Attendant probably trying to be funny

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?

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time

LAX
BOI
Excellent 8.6

Pros: They left the bags at LAX. We we’re driving to Sun Valley and don’t have our ski clothes and equipment

Cons: Get our bags to us in the morning

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy

Cons: Nothing

Thu, 16 Apr
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
1h 30m
Sun, 19 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
1h 30m
£106
Trip: 4 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
LAX
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Sitting in first class

SEA
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight delayed for 2 hours

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy

Cons: Nothing

SAN
DTW
Good 6.0

Cons: The seat and area around me on this early morning flight were trashy-- old cups of cheese spread, cracker crumbs, and an empty water bottle.

MSP
ATL
Excellent 9.2

Cons: All went great. Another excellently run Delta flight.

Fri, 28 Feb
SFO
San Francisco Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
1h 36m
Sun, 1 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
1h 35m
£156
Trip: 3 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
LAX
BOI
Excellent 8.6

Pros: They left the bags at LAX. We we’re driving to Sun Valley and don’t have our ski clothes and equipment

Cons: Get our bags to us in the morning

MSY
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: Ok

Cons: So uncomfortable with tiny seats

LGA
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great, check in was fast. Overall great experience.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: There is no place to specifically order vegetarian options in booking. Luckily virgin carries extra

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with.

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