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Overview: Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA flight

distanceDistance347 miles (559 km)
durationAverage flight duration1 h 25 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$127 (€105)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesAlaska Airlines

Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA cover the 347 miles (559 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 25 min with our travel partners like Alaska Airlines. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this journey for as low as $46 (€39), but the average price of plane tickets is $127 (€105).

Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Traveling north up the California coastline, the flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco is quick and affordable with frequent flights and a choice of LA airports to depart from. Most flights go from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and take around an hour and a half, getting passengers from the dry heat of LA to the cooler breezes of San Francisco in no time at all. Flights go throughout the day, starting off as early as 6:00 a.m. and departing at least hourly until late in the evening.

Which airlines travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Five airlines provide flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco: Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest and United. All five airlines fly direct from LAX to San Francisco. From Bob Hope Airport, passengers can either take a direct flight with United or an indirect plane with Alaska that runs once daily. Daugherty Field has indirect flights provided fully by Delta and American, as well as indirect flights that have one leg provided by Delta and the other by Alaska. Further out of LA, John Wayne Airport has direct flights going to San Francisco from United, Delta, and Alaska, while Ontario International Airport is serviced by United and Alaska, with the former providing direct flights and the latter indirect. All planes arrive at San Francisco International Airport.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

When flown direct, the flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco can be as short as one and a half hours if boarded at LAX. Flying direct from Bob Hope Airport takes the same amount of time, while going from John Wayne takes a little longer. Taking the plane from Ontario International to San Francisco is still quick, clocking in at one hour and 40 minutes, while going from Daugherty Field takes more like five and a half hours, as there are no direct flights. The shortest indirect flight from LAX to San Francisco takes three and a half hours, while the longest takes six and a half hours because it goes up to Seattle before heading south again. The single indirect flight from Bob Hope Airport takes five and a half hours, while the flights from Daugherty Field vary between four and a half and six hours. From John Wayne, the daily indirect flight takes five hours, and indirect flights from Ontario to San Francisco can be as quick as six hours and as lengthy as eight.

How many flights are there from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

There are a lot of flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Most days there are at least 90 from LA's different airports, although there are fewer (around 70) each Sunday. Direct and indirect flights from LAX start the earliest in the day at around 6:00 a.m., and carry on until the last flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco leaves at about 10:00 p.m. Most of the other airports have flights between once an hour and once every two hours from about 8:00 a.m. into the evening.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

The airports closest to the center of Los Angeles are LAX, Bob Hope Airport and Daugherty Field. John Wayne and Ontario are further out, and consequently a little more difficult to get to from the city center. To get to LAX, passengers can take the subway to Aviation Station, where there is a shuttle bus that goes to all of the terminals at the airport. Local transit networks like the bus also service the airport, as does the center-to-airport FlyAway Bus, which picks up passengers from five central spots in the city center. A similar distance away lies Bob Hope Airport, which is accessible by local rail services. Daugherty Field is accessible by bus, in particular the 176, 111 and 104 routes. Getting to John Wayne and Ontario is easiest either by train or by car.

Situated 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the south of San Francisco city center, getting from the airport to the city center is straightforward. The easiest thing to do is to get on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) - San Francisco's subway system. There is a station at the airport, and it's a 30-minute ride into town. There are also bus services and the SuperShuttle, which is essentially a lift-sharing minibus. SFO has plenty of food options from restaurants like the 1300 on Fillmore to cafes and fast food restaurants like Amy's Drive Thru and the Black Point Café. The airport is fully accessible and wheelchairs can be provided if customers need them.

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How much do cheap plane tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA cost?

Flight tickets between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $46 (€39)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is a plane ticket to San Francisco, CA from Los Angeles?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $127 (€105)  for a flight ticket to San Francisco, CA from Los Angeles.

How far is Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA by plane?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA by plane to be approximately 347 miles (559 km).

How many hours is the flight time to San Francisco, CA from Los Angeles?

On average the Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA flight travel time is 1 h 25 min  for the 347 miles (559 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What airlines go from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA?

For the route from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA you can take a flight with Alaska Airlines. Be sure to check out all possible airlines that offer services between Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Can I book a direct flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA?

Yes, you can look for direct flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA with Alaska Airlines, skywest airlines, American Airlines or United  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct flight tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.

When can I take the first flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA? When can I take the last flight for the day?

You can take the first flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA at 6: 30 AM. The last flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA that you can take departs at 9: 55 PM. Omio shows you the latest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

When should I purchase the Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA flight for the best deals on tickets?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for flights in advance to score the best deals from all possible airlines offering this journey and save money. If you purchase plane tickets from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $127 (€105) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your plane ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco, CA a few months in advance.