Cheap flights from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

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Cheapest one-way trip

£46

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

£46

Cheapest round-trip

£83

Average round-trip

£124

Nonstop flights in November

£68 – £4470

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Los Angeles LAXSan Francisco SFO

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£83
Los Angeles LAXSan Francisco SFO

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£84

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Travelers usually depart from Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, CA Bus Station, Los Angeles, CA - Union Station, Los Angeles - Westwood Amtrak, or Los Angeles, CA - Downtown LA when they travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf. The distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco is 544 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, and American Airlines. Los Angeles and San Francisco have 233 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Golden Gate Bridge, Big Sur, and Alcatraz.

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Check-in for a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Alaska AirlinesASAASYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
JetBlue AirwaysJBUB6YesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo

San Francisco travel tips

1) Explore Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco

Fisherman's Wharf is a port area in northeastern San Francisco. Here you can have fun in the Marine Historical Park, go to the famous Pier 39, and visit the old chocolate factory. And, of course, there are many shops and cafes to have a great time. The dock symbol is a crab. Restaurants will offer you delicious seafood dishes and classic crab soup in a bread plate ($15 or €13).

2) There are two types of public transportation lines in San Francisco

In San Francisco, there are two types of metro – BART (faster and more expensive, runs between cities) and MUNI (slow, includes not only the metro but also buses and runs only in San Francisco). It is convenient to pay for both by purchasing a Clipper Card and replenishing it. The money will be charged at the entrance to the transport. For BART, the ticket price depends on the length of the trip, for MUNI, the standard price is $3 (€2.5).

3) Dine at a Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant in San Francisco

In San Francisco, the locals are very fond of Japanese cuisine and the cuisines of the peoples of the world in general. Book a table at Mensho Tokyo, which has received a Michelin star and still has affordable prices. You can also check out Elephant Sushi or Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar and Izakaya.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Los Angeles and San Francisco takes around 1.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
The flight distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco is 544 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
Several carriers operate flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include American Airlines, Linear Air, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Los Angeles?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Los Angeles and London, Dublin, Manchester, Melbourne, Las Vegas, Cancún, Mexico City, Edmonton, Athens, Sydney, New York, Paris, Tallinn, Budapest, Reykjavik, Guadalajara, Vilnius, San Salvador, Toronto, Riga.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and London, Dublin, Manchester, Manila, Athens, Tallinn, New Delhi, Las Vegas, Edinburgh, Denpasar, Bengaluru, Riga, Chennai, Atlanta, Bangkok, Washington, D.C., Hyderabad, New York, Detroit, Phuket City.
What airports are near Los Angeles?
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International. It is also served by San Diego International, Tijuana International, Ontario International, John Wayne, Hollywood Burbank, Palm Springs International, Santa Barbara Municipal, Santa Maria Public, McClellan–Palomar, Meadows Field.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What buses and trains depart from Los Angeles?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Los Angeles, including Amtrak train.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Los Angeles and San Francisco thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Los Angeles and San Francisco can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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