Los Angeles to San Francisco

Below we have compiled essential flight information for anyone who is flying from San Francisco International to Los Angeles International, including airliners who offer flights and their flight times. In total, there are 38 airliners to choose from including Malaysia Airlines, Gulf Air, Fiji Airways, Austrian Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Alitalia, SkyWest Airlines, Iberia, British Airways, El Al, China Southern Airlines, KLM, Japan Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui, Copa Airlines, Korean Air, Finnair, Emirates, Avianca, China Airlines, Air France, Compass Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air China, Singapore Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Aeromexico, Qantas, LAN Airlines, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, WestJet, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The official airport code for Los Angeles International is LAX and for San Francisco International it is SFO.

The exact cost of the flight we vary quite significantly base on the dates you travel, the time of day you will depart and how long in advance you pre book the flights. If you know the dates you wish to travel then book you flights as soon as you can. The earlier you book your lights the cheaper they will be. You can get saving of up to 50% of you book 2 or 3 months in advance! If it is possible, you should book your flights 2 or more months in advance as ticket prices will be substantially lower.

Below you will see all the airlines that fly from Los Angeles International (LAX) to San Francisco International (SFO) and the number of flights they operate each day.

AirlinerMoTuWeThFrSaSuFirst FlightLast Flight
Southwest Airlines108181818181305:1022:00
Virgin Australia1111151515121306:3021:15
United Airlines1213131414121406:0022:45
Air New Zealand1312121212121406:3022:45
Alaska Airlines1111161411111106:3023:00
Delta Air Lines981112138906:3021:15
WestJet9910101091006:3021:15
Virgin Atlantic Airways999998906:3021:15
American Airlines888996805:0021:30
Qantas888886807:0021:30
LAN Airlines938988909:3023:00
Aeromexico558889812:5020:50
China Eastern Airlines777777706:3021:00
Singapore Airlines5510776706:3023:00
Air China666666612:1522:45
Compass Airlines555555508:2021:30
All Nippon Airways555555506:3021:45
China Airlines544445500:0012:55
Air France434446615:2021:15
Emirates444444411:3018:30
Avianca444444406:3022:45
Korean Air444443406:3019:59
Finnair444443413:3020:00
Copa Airlines333334415:4518:30
KLM333333315:2021:00
Japan Airlines333333309:4915:00
Air Tahiti Nui334332310:0016:00
China Southern Airlines133332307:0221:00
El Al424202308:3019:30
Iberia222222220:0021:30
British Airways222222216:0021:30
SkyWest Airlines002204309:0023:00
Malaysia Airlines111111116:0016:00
Gulf Air111111120:0020:00
Fiji Airways111111116:0016:00
Austrian Airlines111111115:4515:45
Asiana Airlines111111119:4519:45
Alitalia111111115:2015:29

Southwest Airlines is the most popular airliners who operate this route. They have around 14 a week with times that vary between 05:10 and 22:00.

Would you like to book your flight? Bookings can be made direct with Southwest Airlines on their website www.southwestairlines.com.

The flight time for Southwest Airlines vary based on the month you will travel, but below we has summarised the most common times they will fly. We recommend you only take these times as guidance and check with Southwest Airlines for the exact times for the date you depart.

DayFlying Time
Monday05:10, 07:00, 09:30, 11:30, 13:50, 15:55, 18:15, 20:15, 20:55 and 22:00
Tuesday05:10, 07:00, 09:30, 11:30, 13:50, 15:55, 18:15 and 20:15
Wednesday05:10, 05:50, 06:40, 07:00, 08:15, 09:30, 10:25, 11:30, 12:35, 13:50, 14:50, 15:55, 17:05, 18:15, 18:25, 19:20, 20:15 and 21:35
Thursday05:10, 05:50, 06:40, 07:00, 08:15, 09:30, 10:25, 11:30, 12:35, 13:50, 14:50, 15:55, 17:05, 18:15, 18:25, 19:20, 20:15 and 21:35
Friday05:10, 05:50, 06:40, 07:00, 08:15, 09:30, 10:25, 11:30, 12:35, 13:50, 14:50, 15:55, 17:05, 18:15, 18:25, 19:20, 20:15 and 21:35
Saturday07:10, 09:15, 11:20, 11:30, 13:45, 15:45, 15:55, 17:05, 18:10, 18:15, 18:20, 18:25, 19:20 and 20:15
Sunday06:30, 08:50, 11:05, 13:20, 15:30, 15:45, 15:55, 17:40, 18:10, 18:20, 19:45, 20:55 and 22:00

Other routes are also possible. Flying from a different airport may offer more convenient flight times, so below we have we have put a list of other routes that may well be suitable.

RouteStopsDistanceFlying Time
Los Angeles to Merced0418 km (259 miles)1 hour 15 minutes
Los Angeles to Monterey0429 km (266 miles)1 hour 17 minutes
Los Angeles to Mineta San Jose0494 km (307 miles)1 hour 24 minutes
Los Angeles to Oakland0542 km (337 miles)1 hour 27 minutes
Los Angeles to Sacramento0602 km (374 miles)1 hour 31 minutes
Los Angeles to Reno0630 km (391 miles)1 hour 33 minutes
Los Angeles to Santa Rosa Sonoma County0643 km (400 miles)1 hour 34 minutes

Please remember to leave plenty of time to get though customers when you are departing form the airports. Flights regulations are getting very strict these days so getting through customs can take in excess of 1 hour in some cases.