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Fares from $27 One Way, $53 Round Trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, you'll find direct flights from Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). What's more, there are 5 airlines for you to select from. Pretty neat, huh? Find out which of these well-known carriers meets your needs:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • American Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Keep that binge-watch you had planned for your hotel room, because the journey from Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) can be as quick as 1 hour and 14 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco most frequently?

With a good range of airlines traveling between Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) and San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), you'll have your choice of exceptional deals. The companies that operate on this route the most frequently are: Alaska Airlines - (AS) with 350 flights every month United Airlines - (UA) with 210 flights every month Delta Air Lines - (DL) with 173 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 94 flights every month

Route Information for Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeQLA
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Distance337 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, KLM, Austrian, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Virgin Australia, Asiana Airlines, Aeromexico, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, El Al, Alaska Airlines, LATAM Airlines, SA AVIANCA, Qantas, Southwest Airlines, Finnair, Korean Air, ANA, Air Tahiti Nui, WestJet, Virgin Atlantic, Air China LTD
Earliest Flight Arrival3:30PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival4:10AM 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


^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 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.