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 SkyWest Airlines, Alitalia, Malaysia Airlines, Iberia, Asiana Airlines, KLM, Horizon Air, Fiji Airways, El Al, Air France, Gulf Air, Aeromexico, Finnair, British Airways, Japan Airlines, Compass Airlines, Korean Air, China Southern Airlines, Avianca, Emirates, Copa Airlines, All Nippon Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui, Air China, Southwest Airlines, Singapore Airlines, WestJet, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Delta Air Lines, Qantas, American Airlines, LAN Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Air New Zealand and United 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
United Airlines101212121311800:1221:12
Air New Zealand101212111211800:1221:12
Alaska Airlines101010101010806:3021:00
LAN Airlines112911810908:2022:20
Qantas989997607:0022:20
American Airlines989997607:0022:20
Delta Air Lines898887507:0021:25
WestJet888887507:0021:25
Virgin Australia888887507:0021:25
Virgin Atlantic Airways888887507:0021:25
Singapore Airlines669696706:3021:00
Southwest Airlines666665705:5519:05
Air Tahiti Nui666664510:0021:34
Air China666666300:1221:12
China Eastern Airlines666665307:0021:25
China Airlines747484307:0021:25
Copa Airlines445554314:0021:12
All Nippon Airways455455206:3021:12
Emirates444444409:3016:30
China Southern Airlines335454307:0022:20
Avianca444444300:1221:00
Korean Air444444207:0021:23
Compass Airlines444443210:0022:20
Japan Airlines333333310:0014:45
British Airways332333117:0022:20
Finnair232322213:3021:34
Gulf Air222222217:0018:00
Aeromexico222222212:5915:20
Air France213222115:2021:25
El Al220302208:3011:30
KLM111111115:2015:20
Horizon Air111111115:3015:30
Fiji Airways111111114:4514:45
Malaysia Airlines101111114:4514:45
Iberia020202018:0021:34
Asiana Airlines111111019:4521:00
Alitalia001010115:2015:20
SkyWest Airlines100001021:0021:00

United Airlines is the most popular airliners who operate this route. They have around 11 a week with times that vary between 00:12 and 21:12.

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

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

DayFlying Time
Monday00:12, 08:00, 09:30, 10:45, 12:15, 14:00, 17:00, 18:30, 19:45 and 21:00
Tuesday00:12, 06:30, 08:00, 09:30, 10:45, 12:15, 13:42, 15:45, 17:00, 18:30, 21:00 and 21:12
Wednesday00:12, 06:30, 08:00, 09:30, 10:45, 12:15, 14:00, 15:45, 17:00, 18:30, 19:45 and 21:00
Thursday00:12, 08:00, 09:30, 10:45, 12:15, 14:00, 15:45, 17:00, 18:15, 18:30, 19:45 and 21:00
Friday00:12, 06:30, 08:00, 09:30, 10:45, 12:15, 14:00, 15:45, 17:00, 18:30, 19:45 and 21:00
Saturday00:12, 06:30, 08:00, 09:30, 10:45, 12:15, 14:00, 15:45, 18:38, 19:45 and 21:00
Sunday08:00, 09:30, 10:45, 12:15, 14:00, 15:45, 17:00 and 18:30

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 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 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.