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Flight Information to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance347 miles (559 km)
durationAverage flight duration1 h 25 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$94 (€76)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesAlaska Airlines or United

Flights from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles cover the 347 miles (559 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 25 min with our travel partners like Alaska Airlines or United. There are direct flight services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $94 (€76), you can find the cheapest plane ticket for as low as $63 (€51).

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United between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles

Find the best flights between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles with Omio's travel partners United from $63 (€51). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

United

United Airlines is one of the USA’s leading airline and operates domestic and international routes. Economy, Premium Economy and Business are the ticket fares that the airline offers for your next flight between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles.

One of the best ways to travel from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles is by taking a flight with United. Omio helps you find the ideal United flight from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles by showing you United’s current flight schedules and timetables, the plane tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles trip. You can expect to travel 347 miles (559 km) from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles on a flight with United. If you are using the Omio app to search for flights from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, you can check straight away if the United ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the airport. Once you’ve found that perfect flight, book your United plane ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles!

Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

For traveling the 347 miles (559 kilometers) distance between San Francisco to Los Angeles, a flight is the best option; faster, convenient and comfortable. San Francisco is a famous tourist destination known for cool summers, an eclectic mix of architecture and landmarks, steep rolling hills, and the renowned waterfront, Fisherman's Wharf. Flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes an average duration of one hour 30 minutes. Departures for this flight are from San Francisco International Airport and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport. The flight route from San Francisco to Los Angeles has a frequency of 45 direct flights daily and approximately 33 indirect flights daily.

Which airlines offer flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

The flight route from San Francisco International Airport to Los Angeles is operated by several airlines such as Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United. The airlines have variations in terms of price, duration, departure time, the length of flights, as well as the layover airports for the indirect flights. The cheapest flight is by Southwest Airlines, while American Airlines has the fastest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles. United offers the quickest indirect flight with one layover. Some trips have a change in airlines for the complete journey. United has flights with a switch in airlines to Alaska Airlines at the San Diego International Airport layover. Alaska Airlines also has a switch in airlines to United at the McCarran International Airport layover.

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

The complete journey by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes approximately one hour, 30 minutes. The fastest direct flight from San Francisco International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport takes one hour, 24 minutes by American Airlines. Delta Airlines' quickest full direct flight takes one hour, 26 minutes. The fastest indirect trip with one change takes two hours, 49 minutes to complete the journey, a flight offered by United with a layover at Santa Barbara Airport. The longest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes six hours, 39 minutes, a trip provided by United, together with Alaska Airlines, partially operated by American Airlines with a layover at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

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

The flight route from San Francisco to Los Angeles has a frequency of 78 flights; 45 direct flights and 33 indirect flights daily. Alaska departures timetable at San Francisco International Airport has 19 flights; five partially operated by United that leave San Francisco for Los Angeles every day. The first flight departs from San Francisco at 6:00 a.m. while the last flight leaves at 8:00 p.m. American Airlines has nine flights on its departure timetable daily, with the first flight leaving at 6:00 a.m. while the last flights depart at 9:10 p.m. daily. Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines departures timetable from San Francisco to Los Angeles have eight and six flights daily with the first flights departing at 6:05 a.m., and 6:00 a.m., and the last trip at 7:36 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. respectively. United departures timetable at San Francisco to Los Angeles has 35 flights, with some partially operated by Delta Airlines and others by Alaska Airlines, daily. The flights depart from San Francisco at 6:30 a.m. and the last flight at 8:00 p.m.

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

Departures: For the flight journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles, departures are at San Francisco International Airport. The airport is located 15 miles (24 kilometers) from San Francisco city center. The airport can be accessed through public transit with ease by using BART. There are approximately 3-4 trains per hour that stop at the San Francisco airport train stop from all parts of the city. The train takes 30-40 minutes to reach the airport from the city center. The San Francisco AirTrain is used to get from all terminals to the BART terminal. You can also use Supershuttle to get to the airport. The Muni-San Francisco buses and the subway system runs throughout the city and has stops at the airport. The airport has various facilities like luggage center, information desk, banking services, shops, eateries, and baby care facilities. ​

Arrivals are at Los Angeles International Airport(LAX), located 18 miles (30 kilometers) from downtown Los Angeles. It is the second busiest airport in the USA and fourth in the world. Shuttles operate to and from the airport terminals. The closest bus station to the airport is the Sepulveda Boulevard and Century Boulevard. The airport can be accessed using subway 117; Torrence line eight of Torrence transit; subway 232, commuter Express 574; subway 102; subway expoline; subway 40; LAMCTA subway 232 to Long Beach, Big Blue Bus system line three and rapid three via Lincoln Boulevard; and subway railbus G offers connection  from LAX to Los Angeles subway rail Greenline. Facilities and services at the airport include restaurants and hotels, parking options, shops, and duty free shops, rest zones, mobile charging points, a tourist information desk, and baby care facilities.​

Travel Tips

Flights from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest flight from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles flights for as little as $63 (€51)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a flight between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles?
The flight price from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles is on average $94 (€76)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA by plane?
You should expect to travel around 347 miles (559 km)  between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles by plane.
What is the San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles flight travel time?
The flight time from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles is on average 1 h 25 min  for the 347 miles (559 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles by flight can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What airlines offer a service from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles?
When taking a flight from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, you can count on Alaska Airlines or United for the best way to get you to Los Angeles. You can also check all possible airlines who offer a service to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA and compare the amenities they offer before buying a plane ticket.
When can I take the first flight from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles? When can I take the last flight for the day?
The first San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles flight departs at 5: 30 AM   and the last flight from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles leaves at 10: 53 PM. Check out the most up-to-date flight schedule from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy plane tickets between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles to score the best deals?
If you book the San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles flight within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $94 (€76). However, booking your plane ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for flights to Los Angeles from San Francisco, CA. Look out for plane tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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