Flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)

Need a change of pace from the beaches of Southern California to the hills of Northern California? Southwest Airlines® has flights from Los Angeles International Airport to San Francisco International Airport that make booking your next trip simpler than ever. Look for flights to San Francisco (SFO) with Southwest® and book with confidence. Flexible travel schedule? Find your flight with our Low Fare Calendar and discover the lowest fares we’ve got for flexible dates. Before you go, check out Southwest Vacations® and find package deals on everything you need for your trip, including flights, hotels and rental cars.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 1 hour 28 minutes

Departing from: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Arriving at: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)


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Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 11/19/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/20/2020.

Explore San Francisco.

Whether you’d rather be browsing independent bookstores or watching sea otters in the bay, the San Francisco Bay Area is a destination that has something for every type of visitor. With a vibrant food scene, numerous museums and cultural attractions, and endless outdoor activities, San Francisco is a city you’ll want to visit again and again. And the best news? Quick and simple transport via bus, rapid rail, and commuter rail is available from the airport to the city center so you can hop from your flight right into the action.

With mild temperatures year-round, you’ll want to spend as much time outside as possible. Walk the Golden Gate Bridge and explore the hiking trails and the waterfront promenade at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Walk up Telegraph Hill for panoramic views of the city from Coit Tower. Wander through the Japanese Tea Garden and San Francisco’s Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park, or hike the beautiful Lands End Trail for amazing Pacific views. More of an urban explorer? Take a walk past the colorful Victorian-style houses in Haight-Ashbury, or tour the street art in The Mission.

It’s easy to lose yourself in the galleries at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the De Young Art Museum, or the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. When you get hungry, head over to Chinatown for dim sum or Japan Town for sushi (and karaoke!). Visitors shouldn’t miss landmarks like Lombard Street, the curviest street in the city, and Alcatraz, the former federal prison on an island that now offers tours. And no trip to the San Francisco Bay Area is complete without a ride on the city’s famous cable cars!

Travel tips


Infancy policy

One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.


Pet policy

Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest® pet policy.


Unaccompanied minor

Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.


Bags fly free®1

Start packing! Every ticketed Customer’s first two checked bags are free. Learn more.


The Southwest travel experience

The team at Southwest knows that having a great trip comes from more than just finding low fares from Los Angeles International to San Francisco International. From booking to boarding, we hope you’ll enjoy the perks and services we offer to help make your getaway as smooth as possible. Find out more about the Southwest® Experience before finalizing your trip from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO).

Flying with Southwest is simple and fun, no matter where you fly. When you start planning your trip to San Francisco (SFO), book flights with confidence knowing that you won’t be hassled by hidden fees—Southwest offers low fares and, as always, bags fly free®. That’s our Transfarency® promise. Sign up for our Click 'N Save® emails for updates on the latest flight deals. Want to find tours, activities, and more hidden gems? Check out Southwest Airlines® Experiences and earn Rapid Rewards® points when you fly.

1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

Questions we hear the most

How long is the flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)?

The average flight time from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) is 1 hour 28 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) occur daily?

There are 4 flights daily from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)?

Southwest flies nonstop from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) 3 times daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) with Southwest, check out our Low Fare Calendar.

Can I rent a car at San Francisco International Airport?

You can rent a car at San Francisco International Airport—book yours with your flight.

Can I change my flight reservation for my flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)?

Yes! Flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)—or from here or there to anywhere—can be changed with no change fees. Fare difference may apply.

Where can I find the status of my flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)?

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Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) with Southwest?

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