Cheap Flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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Route information

Local currency and cost comparison

Train Local, one-way ticket
36% Trains in Los Angeles are 36% cheaper than in San Francisco.
San Francisco $2.75
Los Angeles $1.75
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
0% A meal in Los Angeles costs roughly the same as in San Francisco.
San Francisco $25
Los Angeles $25
Distance: 347 miles
San Francisco airports
San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO) How far from city center: 11 miles
Oakland Intl (OAK) How far from city center: 12 miles
Embarkader (EMB) How far from city center: 2 miles
Los Angeles airports
Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX) How far from city center: 12 miles
Citicorp (JCX) How far from city center: 1 miles
Van Nuys (VNY) How far from city center: 18 miles
Whiteman (WHP) How far from city center: 17 miles

Going to and from the airports

Flights from San Francisco

San Francisco is a beautiful city known for its hilly topography, cable cars and the Golden Gate Bridge. The San Francisco International Airport is the second busiest in California and ranks seventh in America in terms of passenger traffic. On average, there are more than a thousand departures and arrivals daily serving 40 international destinations and 77 US cities including San Francisco to Los Angeles.

The airport has four terminals and seven concourses. It is possible to walk from one building to another, but the AirTrain is a convenient 24-hour service that will take you between terminals. There is a train every four minutes. Adequate parking facilities are available at SFO airport.

Travelling to San Francisco airport

The San Francisco International Airport can be reached in several ways, the most inexpensive of which is public transportation. It is also the fastest means of reaching the airport if you are in a hurry to catch a flight from San Francisco to LA. If staying Downtown, go to the Civic Center/UN Plaza Station and catch the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train that will take you to SFO. The journey lasts approximately 33 minutes. If you have a rental car, take US-101 S and drive towards San Mateo county, exiting North Access Road then head to N Link Road. The drive will take 18-23 minutes depending on the flow of traffic.

Reaching Los Angeles

Los Angeles is an urban oasis of glamor, glitter and nature. Known for its beaches, Hollywood, modern architecture and theme parks, it is a city that is popular among the locals and international visitors. From the iconic Hollywood Sign to the famed Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles does not disappoint. Explore the Hollywood Walk of Fame, gape at the awesome art collections at the Getty Center, (window) shop on Rodeo Drive or say hello to Minnie and Mickey in Disneyland. Fall in love with your favorite movie idols at Universal Studios Hollywood. There is no shortage of things to see and do in LA, whether you are into hip hop culture or love the theater.

Getting to the city center

Flights from SFO to LAX will land at Los Angeles International Airport or LA/Ontario International Airport. If arriving at LA International Airport, use LAX FlyAway buses that not only serve between terminals, but also go to the center. The ride will last an hour. By car or taxi, via I-105 E, I-110 N or I-10 E, the journey can take from 40-50 minutes. Alternatively, use the free shuttle bus service (marked G or C shuttle) to the Metro Bus Center where city and inter-city buses are available. From LA/Ontario Airport, it will take approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes by public transportation. The drive will be shorter via I-10W or CA-60W from 1-2 hours.

Frequently asked questions about flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles

What are the benefits of booking flexible flight tickets?
Using the flexible flight ticket, you're guaranteed a refund or a rebooking option (without fees) in case of flight cancellations when travelling to United States. At eDreams have you covered!
For flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles, how can I find the cheapest price?
The cheapest price for a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles is $39. At eDreams we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
Is Los Angeles more expensive than San Francisco to visit?
Looking at cab fares, a ride in Los Angeles costs an average of 3.10 USD , 25% cheaper than San Francisco, with a fare of 4.15 USD, while train tickets cost 36% less at Los Angeles: $ 1.75 USD versus $ 2.75 USD at San Francisco. Contrasting the price of a meal, they round 25.00 USD in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. The price of the coffee is around 3% cheaper in Los Angeles, with an average of 5.36 USD, while in San Francisco the coffee costs 5.52 USD.
When booking, when is the best time to get the best prices for flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
The most popular months to book a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles are September, October and July, based on the searches of our customers.
When is the best time to travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
The best time of the year to visit Los Angeles depends on lots of personal preferences, especially the price. Regarding popularity, November is the best month to fly to Los Angeles from San Francisco in terms of searches from our customers, followed by September and October. If you prefer to avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds March, April and January are the months with fewer searches for San Francisco - Los Angeles.
How long does the flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles take?
Flight length from San Francisco to Los Angeles is around 01:40 hours on average, at an average distance of 583 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
How is the weather in Los Angeles compared to San Francisco?
While in San Francisco the temperatures can reach an average of 32.98 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 6.0 mm ,Los Angeles's temperatures can go up to 36.22 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 1.09 ºC in Los Angeles, compared to the 2.36 ºC average degrees reported in San Francisco. During the winter period, San Francisco can register 12.0 mm precipitation, while Los Angeles have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
The main route from San Francisco to Los Angeles is: San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO) to Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX). The following airlines fly this route:
  • Alaska Airlines.
  • United Airlines.
  • Delta Air Lines.
Which airlines fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles?
The airlines that fly non-stop from San Francisco to Los Angeles are:
  • Alaska Airlines.
  • United Airlines.
  • American Airlines.

Los Angeles Intl Airport - What our customers are saying

5.0 /5
Reviews: 1
5.0 /5
Franco
Date 2019-11-24 Age 31-50 City Argentina

I loved LAX. It is like a big mall so the wait it is very bearable.

Flying Time 1 h and 40 m When flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles, this can take around 1 h and 40 m in flying time, however this flight duration can vary due to other factors
Cheapest flight $39 The best price for flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles offered by eDreams, which have been found by our customers in the last 3 days
Departure Airport San Francisco Intl Airport San Francisco Intl Airport is where you'll take off when flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Arrival Airport Los Angeles Intl Airport You'll land at Los Angeles Intl Airport when flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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