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Fares from $31 One Way, $61 Round Trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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Route Information for Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeQLA
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Distance337 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesJAL, Delta Air Lines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Qantas, Southwest Airlines, Korean Air, WestJet, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, Air France, Emirates, China Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Aeromexico, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways, SA AVIANCA, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, ANA, Air Tahiti Nui, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival2:30PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival6:50AM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 24, 2020

We certainly appreciated the gate attendant at LAX who provided us with a free upgrade to first class. It was an unexpected, but welcome benefit. I only wish I had gotten his name.

Jan 14, 2020

I had to wait for 7 hours to for my baggage to be delivered to me. Was not happy about that. But thankful that it was not lost and they delivered to my home.

Jan 9, 2020

Not sure why I needed the seat belt extender on my flight from LAX to SJC, since it was needed for the SAT to LAX flight...but the flight attendant was very sweet and provided me with one very discreetly so as to not embarrass me. Love and appreciated that!

Dec 27, 2019

Would appreciate reclining seats. We were 15 A-B

Dec 26, 2019

The Wi-Fi didn’t work!

Dec 9, 2019

Always love alaska air

Dec 6, 2019

Always enjoy flying Alaska. Great staff.

Oct 18, 2019

Although our flight was delayed I appreciated the pilot taking necessary precautions to ensure our safety. It was a nice flight and a soft landing.

Sep 22, 2019

Will definitely be flying Alaska airlines more often

Aug 19, 2019

All good

Fly from the City of Angels to San Francisco on a huge choice of direct flights with Orbitz. Use our search page to refine your options and find great flight deals from LA to San Francisco.


Popular Routes from Los Angeles to San Francisco

The most popular route for flights from LA to San Francisco takes off from Los Angeles International, better known as LAX, and arrives at San Francisco International. However, there are also flights from several other LA airports, including Bob Hope, John Wayne and Long Beach.

In total, there are 375 direct flights from LA to San Francisco each week provided by 11 different airlines. Over 1.9 million people each year make the journey from LA to San Francisco by plane, making it one of the most common air journeys in the US.


The Flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco

The flight time from Los Angeles to San Francisco is just one hour and 10 minutes and covers a distance of 337 miles.

Although it’s just a very short flight, making this trip will really highlight the difference between the two cities. LA is laid back and relaxed, with a warm climate and sprawling layout. San Francisco is compact, hemmed in by the ocean on three sides and often a little chilly owing to the fog. Its architecture is completely different too, with whole neighborhoods of iconic wooden houses painted bright colors to explore.

Passengers making the journey north from LAX and LA’s other airports can fly direct with Southwest, Delta, Air Alaska, American and others. If you are leaving your car at LAX, parking starts at $12 a day with both short- and long-term options available. There is also a choice of more than 10 cab companies that can take you to the airport from around the city.

LAX is also well equipped with eating, drinking and shopping options so you can make the most of your time before your flight. Because it is such a short flight, there are few complimentary services provided by most airlines, so it might be a good idea to eat and hydrate in the airport before you board.

San Francisco International is located 13 miles to the south of the downtown area and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia. It is the seventh busiest airport in the US and inside the top 25 in the world, with more than 55 million people flying in and out every year.

With almost two million people flying from Los Angeles every year, this is the most popular flight arriving at the airport.

With a number of major airlines offering flights from LA to san Francisco, this is one of the easiest journeys you can make by plane in the US. Book your flights with Orbitz and you can find a selection of flights to suit your timescale and budget.


Other Flight Destinations near San Francisco

If you’re flying from LA to San Francisco and you want to visit other parts of the Bay Area, or are looking for cheap flight alternatives, why not consider the following:

Flights from Los Angeles to Oakland

Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose


Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Get set to click "book" because there are as many as 36 airlines that have nonstop services between Los Angeles Intl. Airport (LAX) and SFO. Cruise in comfort with one of these sought-after carriers:

  • American Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Delta
What airlines fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco most frequently?

We've come up with a list of the airlines offering the most flights from LAX to SFO. We're sure you'll find one that matches your plans: JetBlue - (B6) with 364 flights every month Delta - (DL) with 364 flights every month Alaska Airlines - (AS) with 364 flights every month Southwest Airlines - (WN) with 364 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 364 flights every month United Airlines - (UA) with 364 flights every month

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to San Francisco?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to San Francisco have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to San Francisco with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to San Francisco without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.