Cheap Flights from Los Angeles International to San Francisco International

Flight information Los Angeles International to San Francisco International

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Average flight time, total distance 337 miles

1h 9min

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San Francisco International

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This information is correct as of January 2016

Airlines that fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco

American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express and Virgin America all fly direct to San Francisco from LAX. United Express, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from John Wayne Airport. United Express and Southwest fly to San Francisco from Bob Hope Airport. United Express fly to San Francisco from LA-Ontario International Airport. JetBlue Airways offer flights to San Francisco from Long Beach Airport.

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

From LAX: Southwest fly from Terminal 1, Virgin America from 3, American Airlines and American Eagle from terminals 4 and 6, Delta fly from 5 and 6, and United leave from terminals 7 and 8.

From LA-Ontario: United Express fly from Terminal 2. The departure lounge has a deli, a cafe bar and a range of vending machines for hungry travellers. There's a book store, a Bijoux Terner boutique, and a California & Co.

From John Wayne: United fly from Terminal B and Southwest fly from Terminal C. Both terminals have a good range of places to eat, drink and shop. Terminal B has a wine bar and Terminal C has a Belgian Beer Bar.

From Bob Hope: Southwest fly from Terminal A and United Express depart from Terminal B. The airport is small and has a limited selection of shops and places to eat.

From Long Beach: JetBlue flights depart from the North Terminal. This part of the airport features  lots of great places to eat including McKenna's Burger Bar, George's Greek Cafe, and Sweet Jill's Bakery.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Once you arrive at San Francisco International Airport you have plenty of transfer options. A taxi to the city centre will set you back $40* (about £28) or slightly more. The BART Rapid Rail station is in the international terminal, so you will need to take the AirTrain shuttle to reach it. SamTrans bus numbers KX, 292, 397 and 398 also stop outside the international terminal, while numbers 140, 292 and 397 stop outside the Rental Car Center. If you're planning to hire a car, you can compare prices with Skyscanner.

Practical Information

Although this is a domestic route, British citizens will need to present their passports at the airport for security purposes. American citizens can pass through security with their driving licenses. We recommend arriving at the airport no later than one hour before your flight is scheduled to depart.

What to expect in San Francisco

There is no time difference between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The weather in San Francisco is colder, with summer average temperatures sitting around 14°C and winter temperatures at 10°C. Prices in San Francisco are higher than in Los Angeles.

*Prices subject to change

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.