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San Francisco to Los Angeles, California Last modified: Oct 18, 2021 9:00 -04:00

We've scanned 1,972,836 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Los Angeles, California. Alaska & 00 frequently offer the best deals to Los Angeles, California flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Alaska
SFOLAX
Thu 11/11
nonstop
LAXSFO
Sun 11/14
nonstop
00
SFOLAX
Thu 10/28
nonstop
LAXSFO
Mon 11/1
nonstop
!!
SFOLAX
Sat 10/30
nonstop
LAXSFO
Sat 11/6
nonstop
United
SFOLAX
Mon 11/1
nonstop
LAXSFO
Wed 11/10
nonstop
$124
JetBlue
SFOLAX
Thu 11/11
nonstop
LAXSFO
Sun 11/14
nonstop
$136
Jet Air
SFOLAX
Mon 11/1
nonstop
LAXSFO
Wed 11/10
nonstop
$6,240

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $44.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $58 $495
7-14 days $40 $159
14-21 days $40 $159
21-30 days $16 $30
30-60 days $40 $140
60-90 days $49 $445
90+ days $49 $245

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California

We've examined 3,945,672 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California is Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$40$65$40$16$40$40$64

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for San Francisco to Los Angeles, California flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
October San Francisco Los Angeles, California 00 10/28/21 11/1/21 0 $40
November San Francisco Los Angeles, California Alaska 11/11/21 11/14/21 0 $16
December San Francisco Los Angeles, California 00 12/1/21 12/6/21 0 $40
January San Francisco Los Angeles, California 00 1/5/22 1/12/22 0 $49
February San Francisco Los Angeles, California 00 2/5/22 2/12/22 0 $49
March San Francisco Los Angeles, California 00 3/10/22 3/10/22 0 $61
April San Francisco Los Angeles, California 00 4/4/22 4/20/22 0 $66
May San Francisco Los Angeles, California 00 5/2/22 5/8/22 0 $66

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

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17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$58
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$58 $40
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$40 $40
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$16
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$16 $279
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$279

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California is $98.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California is $55.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California.

Weekly Direct Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 8 8 8 8 8 6 8 00:40 15:30
Major Airlines 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 01:00 14:19
United 18 18 18 18 18 17 18 01:30 17:45

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California is $46.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California is $54.

San Francisco to Los Angeles, California Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Los Angeles, California flight time is an hour and 31 minutes.
Question: How far is Los Angeles, California from San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California is 337 miles (542 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California?
Answer: There are 234 direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California.
Question: What are the most popular San Francisco airlines for direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California?
Answer: United Airlines provides 53% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles, California.

San Francisco to Los Angeles, California Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California