Cheap flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

SFO — LAX
29 Feb — 7 Mar1
1 adult
Thu 29/2
Thu 7/3

The best prices from San Francisco to Los Angeles are usually found in January or February, booked 62 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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 24 February 2024.

Popular in

November

Cheapest in

January

Average price

₹ 11,438

Round-trip from

₹ 7,834,833
High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2024
From San Francisco to Los Angeles

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

Friday 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 38 days in advance to save up to 59% 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 38 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 ₹ 10,692, or ₹ 16,826 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

January can be a great time to fly to Los Angeles from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about ₹ 12,447. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of January for as cheap as ₹ 4,061. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles (SFO - LAX)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 38% on flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

When is the best time to 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 28 January 2024.
Booking 62 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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When is the cheapest time 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 18 February 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 evenings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Los Angeles by month

Plan your trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles is currently ₹ 0 while a return flight costs ₹ 0. Price data was last updated on 18 February 2024.

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles (average of ₹ 1,140). Flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles in August is currently the most expensive (average of ₹ 1,593). 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.

January

₹ 94,986

February

₹ 94,489

March

₹ 102,528

April

₹ 109,408

May

₹ 115,541

June

₹ 122,918

July

₹ 128,803

August

₹ 132,035

September

₹ 110,900

October

₹ 104,766

November

₹ 96,063

December

₹ 104,435

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

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: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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 55 flights depart from San Francisco to Los Angeles per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 5% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 42% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 42% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 11% of flight departures

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

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 ITA Airways(96%), Air France(90%) or KLM(89%), 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.

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Los Angeles
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Top 5 airlines flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Discover the top 5 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 482,906 searches. Data last updated 24 February 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
Alaska AirlinesCheapest₹ 2,381Average₹ 12,250FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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American AirlinesCheapest₹ 3,726Average₹ 8,114FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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DeltaCheapest₹ 6,555Average₹ 8,939FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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JetBlueCheapest₹ 6,615Average₹ 9,018FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
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United AirlinesCheapest₹ 10,258Average₹ 19,854FlexibilityNo 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 24 February 2024.
15%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
38%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
31%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
16%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 24 February 2024.
Monday141daily flights
Tuesday109daily flights
Wednesday104daily flights
Thursday114daily flights
Friday129daily flights
Saturday102daily flights
Sunday112daily flights

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