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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

SFO — LAX
20 Jul — 27 Jul1
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The best prices from San Francisco to Los Angeles are usually found in April or January, booked 84 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

Cheap flight deals from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 15 July 2024.

Popular in

November

Cheapest in

April

Average price

₹ 12,527

Round-trip from

₹ 94,967
High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in July 2024
From San Francisco to Los Angeles

What is the cheapest day to fly return from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Los Angeles.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 29 days in advance to save up to 55% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 29 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as ₹ 11,107, or ₹ 16,201 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

April can be a great time to fly to Los Angeles from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about ₹ 12,248. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as ₹ 3,674. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from SFO to LAX?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 43% on flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

How far ahead should I book a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Price data was last updated on 12 July 2024.
Booking 84 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Price data was last updated on 14 July 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their San Francisco to Los Angeles flight should consider departing on Sunday at midday when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to Los Angeles from San Francisco with our price prediction graph.
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Rates are based on past data. Find the cheapest month and day to book your flight based on your travel requirements, then search for cheap deals.

Temperature and rainfall in Los Angeles by month

Plan your trip to Los Angeles by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

LAX

Temperature

14 - 23 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Los Angeles, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 23.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 14.0 C).

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.
  • What days are direct flights available from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

    You can find direct flights on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

  • How popular is this San Francisco to Los Angeles flight route?

  • How many flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles on average per day?

    On average 59 flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles per day.
    Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 5% of flight departures
    Morning (6am - Noon) - 39% of flight departures
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 47% of flight departures
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 8% of flight departures

  • What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

    No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles consider choosing Avianca(88%), ANA(87%) or Air New Zealand(86%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

  • What does SFO to LAX mean?

    San Francisco Airport is SFO and Los Angeles Airport is LAX. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your San Francisco to Los Angeles flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter San Francisco to Los Angeles flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on San Francisco to Los Angeles flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from San Francisco to Los Angeles by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on San Francisco to Los Angeles flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

    Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles (average of ₹ 1,137). Flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles in August is currently the most expensive (average of ₹ 1,586). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 6 airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Discover the top 6 airlines that operate flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 272,497 searches. Data last updated 15 July 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
Alaska AirlinesCheapest₹ 2,399Average₹ 14,431FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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FrontierCheapest₹ 3,416Average₹ 6,019FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
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American AirlinesCheapest₹ 4,004Average₹ 11,544FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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DeltaCheapest₹ 4,151Average₹ 9,007FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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JetBlueCheapest₹ 6,471Average₹ 9,044FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
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United AirlinesCheapest₹ 8,427Average₹ 16,544FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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Search flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles by cabin class

Find flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, based on your preferred cabin class, be it economy, premium economy, business, or first class.

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Find hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated 15 July 2024.
19%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
40%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
34%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
7%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Explore weekly flight availability from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated 15 July 2024.
Monday141daily flights
Tuesday109daily flights
Wednesday104daily flights
Thursday114daily flights
Friday129daily flights
Saturday102daily flights
Sunday112daily flights

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