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 39 airliners to choose from including Kalitta Air, Alitalia, SkyWest Airlines, KLM, Horizon Air, Malaysia Airlines, Fiji Airways, Gulf Air, Asiana Airlines, El Al, Air France, Iberia, Aeromexico, Finnair, Korean Air, Japan Airlines, British Airways, Compass Airlines, Emirates, Avianca, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Copa Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, WestJet, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Air Tahiti Nui, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Qantas, American Airlines, LAN Airlines and Alaska 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
Alaska Airlines111010101010906:0022:05
LAN Airlines1129118111108:2021:54
American Airlines989999906:4021:54
United Airlines13117787800:2022:45
Air New Zealand12117777700:2022:45
Southwest Airlines888765800:2022:55
Singapore Airlines669696806:0022:05
Delta Air Lines774675607:0021:16
Virgin Australia774665607:0021:16
Virgin Atlantic Airways774665607:0021:16
Air Tahiti Nui656666610:0020:00
China Airlines744464407:0021:16
Air China664444400:2022:45
Copa Airlines554444400:2022:45
China Southern Airlines344454506:4021:54
China Eastern Airlines562444407:0021:16
All Nippon Airways454444406:3021:10
Compass Airlines333334310:0021:54
Japan Airlines333333308:2014:52
British Airways333333316:4821:54
Korean Air332333307:0019:42
Air France211132215:1021:10
El Al220302208:0011:30
Asiana Airlines111131106:0019:45
Gulf Air121111118:0321:30
Malaysia Airlines111111114:3814:52
Fiji Airways111111114:3814:52
Horizon Air101111115:3015:30
SkyWest Airlines220000006:0022:05
Kalitta Air000010004:2004:20

Alaska Airlines is the most popular airliners who operate this route. They have around 10 a week with times that vary between 06:00 and 22:05.

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

The flight time for Alaska 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 Alaska Airlines for the exact times for the date you depart.

DayFlying Time
Monday06:30, 08:30, 09:30, 09:50, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30 and 21:00
Tuesday06:00, 08:00, 10:00, 11:30, 13:30, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 20:15 and 22:05
Wednesday06:30, 08:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30 and 21:00
Thursday06:30, 08:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30 and 21:00
Friday06:30, 08:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30 and 21:00
Saturday06:30, 08:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30 and 21:00
Sunday08:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30 and 21:00

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 Mountain View0506 km (314 miles)1 hour 24 minutes
Los Angeles to Stockton0509 km (316 miles)1 hour 25 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 Napa0606 km (377 miles)1 hour 32 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.