San Francisco to Los Angeles

Below we have compiled essential flight information for anyone who is flying from Los Angeles International to San Francisco International, including airliners who offer flights and their flight times. In total, there are 39 airliners to choose from including Alitalia, SkyWest Airlines, Iberia, Horizon Air, Malaysia Airlines, KLM, Fiji Airways, Asiana Airlines, El Al, Lufthansa, Japan Airlines, Gulf Air, Finnair, Air France, British Airways, Compass Airlines, Copa Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Aeromexico, Korean Air, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, All Nippon Airways, China Airlines, Avianca, WestJet, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Air Tahiti Nui, Delta Air Lines, Air China, Southwest Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qantas, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and LAN Airlines. The flight from San Francisco International to Los Angeles International is approximately 543 Kilometers which is 338 Miles. You should expect a flight time of around 1 hour 27 minutes.

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. To obtain the best prices for Los Angeles International flights than book well in advance. The ticket prices for most airliners will increase the close you get the departure date, so as soon as you know the date you will travel you should book your flights.

For a full summary of all the airliners that fly from San Francisco International to Los Angeles International, please see the table below.

AirlinerMoTuWeThFrSaSuFirst FlightLast Flight
LAN Airlines148121412131407:4019:04
Alaska Airlines1010101010101107:4023:07
American Airlines989999907:4722:30
United Airlines11117777700:2423:19
Air New Zealand11117777700:2423:19
Singapore Airlines788888807:4023:07
Southwest Airlines888667707:2023:20
Delta Air Lines774666606:3021:26
Air China666666606:3021:42
Virgin Australia774665606:3021:26
Virgin Atlantic Airways774665606:3021:26
Air Tahiti Nui656666609:3622:07
China Airlines654464508:0321:26
All Nippon Airways554444406:3021:42
China Southern Airlines434362407:4721:26
Korean Air333443413:3321:20
Copa Airlines443333306:3020:24
China Eastern Airlines342434306:3021:26
Compass Airlines333334309:3618:33
British Airways333333313:5118:33
Air France232323210:4521:26
Japan Airlines222222209:3616:17
Gulf Air222222213:5118:33
El Al220320208:4019:30
Malaysia Airlines111111107:4709:36
Fiji Airways111111118:1818:33
Asiana Airlines111111118:0918:40
SkyWest Airlines121100101:1023:30
Horizon Air101111119:3019:30

LAN Airlines is the most popular airliners who operate this route. They have around 12 a week with times that vary between 07:40 and 19:04.

Would you like to book your flight? Bookings can be made direct with LAN Airlines on their website

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

DayFlying Time
Monday07:40, 07:47, 08:40, 09:42, 10:40, 11:03, 12:26, 12:40, 13:40, 13:51, 15:35, 16:17, 17:35 and 18:18
Tuesday11:03, 12:21, 14:06, 15:34, 16:17, 17:49, 18:33 and 19:04
Wednesday07:47, 09:42, 10:40, 11:03, 12:26, 12:40, 13:40, 13:51, 15:35, 16:17, 17:35 and 18:18
Thursday07:40, 07:47, 08:40, 09:42, 10:40, 11:03, 12:26, 12:40, 13:40, 13:51, 15:35, 16:17, 17:35 and 18:18
Friday07:40, 07:47, 08:40, 09:42, 10:40, 11:03, 12:26, 13:51, 15:35, 16:17, 17:35 and 18:18
Saturday07:40, 07:47, 08:40, 09:42, 10:40, 11:07, 12:26, 12:40, 13:51, 15:35, 16:17, 17:35 and 18:18
Sunday07:40, 07:47, 08:40, 09:42, 10:40, 11:03, 12:26, 12:40, 13:40, 13:51, 15:35, 16:17, 17:35 and 18:18

If you are flexible on the airport you depart from, then there are other airports that offer direct flights to Los Angeles International. You can see full details of these below.

RouteStopsDistanceFlying Time
San Francisco to San Luis Obispo0307 km (191 miles)55 minutes
San Francisco to Bakersfield0383 km (238 miles)1 hour 8 minutes
San Francisco to Santa Barbara Municipal0520 km (323 miles)1 hour 25 minutes
San Francisco to Burbank0525 km (326 miles)1 hour 26 minutes
San Francisco to Long Beach0569 km (354 miles)1 hour 29 minutes
San Francisco to Ontario0585 km (363 miles)1 hour 30 minutes
San Francisco to Santa Ana John Wayne0599 km (372 miles)1 hour 31 minutes
San Francisco to Palm Springs Municipal0677 km (421 miles)1 hour 36 minutes
San Francisco to San Diego0719 km (447 miles)1 hour 39 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.