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Route Information for Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA Code LAX
Destination Airport IATA Code SFO
Flight Price $71
Distance 540 km

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


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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.