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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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Information for flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

Avg. flight duration 1h 31m
Flights arrive in San Francisco
Flights depart from Los Angeles
Flight price $187
Distance 544 km
Airlines Alaska Airlines

Good to know

Low season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
March
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average price:
$189
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$85
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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 $84 or less.
The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco was found, on average, 77 days before departure.
Book at least 1 week 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 September.
Morning departure is around 17% 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 Flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles

How long does a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco take?
The average direct flight takes 1h 30m, covering a distance of 544 km.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
There are 3,141 (direct) flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco per week, averaging 476 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($187)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
Air New Zealand (46 times daily), United Airlines (34 times daily), Singapore Airlines (25 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
When flying out of Los Angeles you will be using Los Angeles, often referred to as Los Angeles Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.
How does KAYAK find such low flight prices?
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Book cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco (return)

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
$187
only
$187
Destination
San Francisco
$187
only
$187
Sat., 8 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Thu., 13 Feb.
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Trip: 6 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 129 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
SFO
Okay 5.5

Cons: The stewardess bristled at my request to fill up my finger ale glass. And they just werent interested in general.

AUS
SJC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was very attentive and caring. While I worried I wasn’t going to get a seat, the staff reassured me if you paid for a ticket, you’ll have a seat.

LAX
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: I didnt eat so I am not sure regarding the food quality and i didnt had a headphones so i couldn't enjoy the entertainment.

SEA
LAX
Good 7.5

Pros: Crew was good.

Cons: Cramped seating

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good personal good service thank you Alaska

Cons: One person he was change my ticket he was a good man and a very gentle man thank you so much appreciate I don’t know your name but thank you .

Fri., 21 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Tue., 25 Feb.
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Trip: 5 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 129 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Customer service was good

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew! The free entertainment!

Cons: Leaving late because of lack of luggage space and giving an option to checkin bag when there was actually no room. I’d rather they choose randomly to save time.

LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: I got home

Cons: sweltering temperatures when boarding; delayed departure

EWR
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Nice blue lighting. Some crew members were nice.

Cons: Some crew members were not very cordial. One totally ran into my mom while my mom was trying to let the middle seat out. Granted the flight attendant was going backwards but she didn’t even apologize. No food on a six hour flight. The seats were really narrow and so was the aisle. Not a fan

LAX
SFO
Good 7.3

Cons: Wasn’t able to access the in flight entertainment via the phone app since they did not have screens on the flight. Luckily I had some Netflix downloads on my phone to keep me entertained .

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