Cheap Flights from Los Angeles International to San Francisco International

Flight information Los Angeles International to San Francisco International

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1h 9min

average flight time from Los Angeles International to San Francisco International, total distance 337 miles


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Traveling from LAX to SFO

Two of the West Coast’s most visited cities are located 347 miles apart. L.A. is found in the southwest corner of California and the flight time north to San Francisco runs about an hour on average. Depending on possible departure delays and taxi arrival, you may want to tack an extra 20 minutes onto your flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Los Angeles is one of the United States’ largest metropolitan areas, and its respective international airport receives more passenger traffic than almost any other in the world. Since it is located farther south, the weather in L.A. is usually hotter in the summer.

Six carriers offer direct, non-stop routes between the two destinations, with United Airlines comprising the bulk of the Los Angeles to San Francisco flights. Additional airliners include Air China, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, US Airways, and Virgin America.

Leaving LAX

Los Angeles International is based in the Westchester, which is located 16 miles southwest of the city’s downtown core. The airport transports an estimated 70 million passengers each year, and has earned the title, the “world’s busiest origin and destination airport” for this reason.

Due to its sheer size and daily traffic, it is no surprise that LAX features nine separate passenger terminals, the newest of these being Tom Bradley International. The Theme Building is a popular spot for visitors waiting to depart. Made to look like a flying saucer, it has a retro-futurist inspired theme and great restaurant.

There are multiple places to eat at each terminal, and although LAX does not have a designated children’s play area, parents can take their kids to the nearby Flight Path Museum and Observation Deck. A 24-hour Wi-Fi pass runs $10 in the airport.

Seeing the sights of San Francisco

The City by the Bay is breathtaking, so if this is your first time visiting San Francisco, you are in for a nice surprise. No trip here would be complete without a tour of the famous Golden Gate Bridge. A long-standing cultural icon, this 2-mile long bridge provides breathtaking views of the Pacific and is close to the historic Alcatraz Island.

Fisherman’s Wharf is another highly-visited area, once referred to as Little Italy by its residents, and contains many restaurants and shops. A tour of Chinatown and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art should definitely be on your travel itinerary as well.

Sightseeing and shopping can be a bit expensive in San Fran, so take advantage of the cheap flights from Los Angeles to San Franciscooffered by Skyscanner. Affordable airfare can be yours any time of the year!

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