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Low season:
December
Best time to beat the crowds
16%
expected price decrease
High season:
February
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
£241
(avg. price over the last 72 hours)
Good deal:
£115
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles was found, on average, 26 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 9% 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?
An average non-stop flight takes 1h 21m, covering a distance of 338 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
There are 4,769 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles per week, averaging 698 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 (£63), Multiple Airlines (£74) and Delta (£74).
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?
Air New Zealand (50 times daily), Virgin America (43 times daily), United (43 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, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£63
only
£63
Destination
Los Angeles
£63
only
£63
Thu, 25 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Fri, 26 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 37m
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 652 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Very helpful crew ...on time boarding and take-off

SFO
LAX
Good 7.0

Crew was very nice

The flight was delayed, but nobody told me that the gates' number was changed. I almost missed my flight.

SFO
LAX
OK 4.6

Extremely disappointing airline, though I had used them before. They cancelled many flights randomly claiming it was due to the smoke in the air from the Napa fire. Absolute lie....air was crystal clear.....ever passenger new this and was angry, most angered that the counter people had to pose a lie and protect Virgin. They cancelled to save money and packed cancelled passengers into flight several hours away. I'll never fly them again...most due to the lying. Ask anyone. They also used the old, cramped Alaska planes. Bad people

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I wish every trip was like today...thank you!

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Easy check in, comfortable flight, great Virgin atmosphere. Booked ahead and could not beat the price!

Fri, 10 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 49m
Sat, 11 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 27 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Wed, 7 Mar
LAX
SFO
1h 25m
Trip: 9 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 31 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
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.

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.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time

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.

Tue, 17 Apr
SFO
LAX
1h 47m
Sun, 22 Apr
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 13 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 22m
Mon, 18 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 652 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.3

It was ok. Nothing special but more important nothing awful

Nothing special

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.6

I saw sun rise in the air. It makes me happy

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I wish every trip was like today...thank you!

SFO
LAX
Good 7.0

The free movies, tv, etc. is a nice touch, stay ahead of the rest of the competition!

The flight was delayed and I wasn't notified, which caused us to sit in the airport longer than we wanted to. How hard is it to email the status of the flight to the people who booked, informing them of the delay?

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Very helpful crew ...on time boarding and take-off

Fri, 12 Jan
SFO
LAX
1h 24m
Sun, 14 Jan
LAX
SFO
1h 31m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 652 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
OK 4.6

Extremely disappointing airline, though I had used them before. They cancelled many flights randomly claiming it was due to the smoke in the air from the Napa fire. Absolute lie....air was crystal clear.....ever passenger new this and was angry, most angered that the counter people had to pose a lie and protect Virgin. They cancelled to save money and packed cancelled passengers into flight several hours away. I'll never fly them again...most due to the lying. Ask anyone. They also used the old, cramped Alaska planes. Bad people

SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

Seat in row 4 but board group b. No space for bag but I'm row 15. Have to wait to get off because can't get to bag

SFO
LAX
Good 7.0

The free movies, tv, etc. is a nice touch, stay ahead of the rest of the competition!

The flight was delayed and I wasn't notified, which caused us to sit in the airport longer than we wanted to. How hard is it to email the status of the flight to the people who booked, informing them of the delay?

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Late and made me miss my connecting flight and Virgin did not book me another.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I wish every trip was like today...thank you!

Sat, 11 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 28m
Sat, 18 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 14 Feb
SFO
LAX
1h 40m
Sun, 18 Feb
LAX
SFO
1h 33m
Trip: 5 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 31 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 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 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
Good 7.3

All I need to say.

Sun, 3 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 21m
Fri, 8 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 27m
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 652 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Late and made me miss my connecting flight and Virgin did not book me another.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Window seat in front was clutch

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I wish every trip was like today...thank you!

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.6

I saw sun rise in the air. It makes me happy

SFO
LAX
Good 7.0

The free movies, tv, etc. is a nice touch, stay ahead of the rest of the competition!

The flight was delayed and I wasn't notified, which caused us to sit in the airport longer than we wanted to. How hard is it to email the status of the flight to the people who booked, informing them of the delay?

Fri, 17 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 32m
Mon, 20 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 17 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 46m
Tue, 28 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 37m
Trip: 12 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 31 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
Good 6.0

waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes

SFO
LAX
OK 5.3

I was forced to check my carry on bag and when there was three empty bins above my seat which delayed me upon arrival

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
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 10.0

On time

Fri, 17 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 32m
Mon, 20 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 15 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 41m
Fri, 22 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Trip: 8 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 31 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
LAX
OK 5.3

I was forced to check my carry on bag and when there was three empty bins above my seat which delayed me upon arrival

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
Good 6.0

waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes

SFO
LAX
Excellent 9.6

No hassle, no drama, very smooth.

The blueberries were rather bland.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time

Fri, 24 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 25m
Wed, 29 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 17m
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 652 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Very helpful crew ...on time boarding and take-off

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Late and made me miss my connecting flight and Virgin did not book me another.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Easy check in, comfortable flight, great Virgin atmosphere. Booked ahead and could not beat the price!

SFO
LAX
Good 7.0

The free movies, tv, etc. is a nice touch, stay ahead of the rest of the competition!

The flight was delayed and I wasn't notified, which caused us to sit in the airport longer than we wanted to. How hard is it to email the status of the flight to the people who booked, informing them of the delay?

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.3

It was ok. Nothing special but more important nothing awful

Nothing special

Thu, 23 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 29m
Tue, 28 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 19m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 18 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 48m
Fri, 22 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 33m
Trip: 5 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 31 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
Good 7.3

All I need to say.

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 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 6.0

waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes

Thu, 2 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 31m
Thu, 9 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 23m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 652 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Window seat in front was clutch

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Very helpful crew ...on time boarding and take-off

SFO
LAX
Good 7.0

The free movies, tv, etc. is a nice touch, stay ahead of the rest of the competition!

The flight was delayed and I wasn't notified, which caused us to sit in the airport longer than we wanted to. How hard is it to email the status of the flight to the people who booked, informing them of the delay?

SFO
LAX
OK 4.6

Extremely disappointing airline, though I had used them before. They cancelled many flights randomly claiming it was due to the smoke in the air from the Napa fire. Absolute lie....air was crystal clear.....ever passenger new this and was angry, most angered that the counter people had to pose a lie and protect Virgin. They cancelled to save money and packed cancelled passengers into flight several hours away. I'll never fly them again...most due to the lying. Ask anyone. They also used the old, cramped Alaska planes. Bad people

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Late and made me miss my connecting flight and Virgin did not book me another.

Thu, 30 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 21m
Wed, 27 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 33m
Trip: 28 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 19 Dec
SFO
LAX
1h 35m
Sat, 23 Dec
LAX
SFO
1h 30m
Trip: 5 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 31 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
OK 5.3

Crew

No entertainmet

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

All I need to say.

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 10.0

On time

Fri, 3 Nov
SFO
LAX
1h 31m
Sun, 19 Nov
LAX
SFO
1h 17m
Trip: 17 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 652 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
LAX
OK 4.6

Extremely disappointing airline, though I had used them before. They cancelled many flights randomly claiming it was due to the smoke in the air from the Napa fire. Absolute lie....air was crystal clear.....ever passenger new this and was angry, most angered that the counter people had to pose a lie and protect Virgin. They cancelled to save money and packed cancelled passengers into flight several hours away. I'll never fly them again...most due to the lying. Ask anyone. They also used the old, cramped Alaska planes. Bad people

SFO
LAX
Good 7.0

The free movies, tv, etc. is a nice touch, stay ahead of the rest of the competition!

The flight was delayed and I wasn't notified, which caused us to sit in the airport longer than we wanted to. How hard is it to email the status of the flight to the people who booked, informing them of the delay?

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Great safety video! Really efficient and timely boarding. Smooth flight and timely landing.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Easy check in, comfortable flight, great Virgin atmosphere. Booked ahead and could not beat the price!

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Very helpful crew ...on time boarding and take-off

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