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Los Angeles to San Francisco Flight Information

Departure Airport in Los Angeles

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

  • Official Name: Los Angeles International Airport
  • Airport Code: LAX
  • Location:  LAX is part of the Westchester neighborhood and it is 18 miles (29 km; 16 nmi) southwest of Downtown Los Angeles. 
  • Focus city for: JetBlue
  • Hub for: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, Kalitta Air, Polar Air Cargo, United Airlines
  • Quick Facts About LAX: The airport ranked at number 5 with 23.629 million travelers enplaned in 2022. 

Arrival Airport in San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport 

  • Official Name: San Francisco International Airport 
  • Airport Code: SFO
  • Location: The airport sits between San Francisco and San Jose, roughly 15 mi (24 km) south of downtown San Francisco, and 35 miles northwest of San Jose, at the western side of San Francisco Bay.
  • Focus city for: data unavailable
  • Hub for: Alaska Airlines, United Airlines
  • Quick Facts About SFO: The airport ranked at 17 in 2021. A record 20.402 million travelers enplaned at the airport in 2022.

Top Airlines Operating Flights from LA to SFO

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines currently flies to 94 destinations throughout the United States, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica

  • IATA code: F9
  • Type: Low-Cost Airline (LCC)
  • Airline Alliance: Not in any alliance
  • Global ranking (by fleet size and operations): data unavailable
  • Fleet size: 135 aircrafts (Airbus A319, A320, A321, A321 neo)
  • On-time ranking: 59

United Airlines

United Airlines along with its subsidiaries operate flights to 238 domestic destinations and 118 international destinations in 48 countries or regions across six continents

  • IATA code: UA
  • Type: Mainline or Major Airline
  • Airline Alliance: Star Alliance
  • Global ranking (by fleet size and operations): 2
  • Fleet size: 949 aircrafts
  • On-time ranking: 18

American Airlines

American Airlines serves 269 domestic destinations and 81 international destinations in 58 countries (as of August 2022) in five continents

  • IATA code: AA
  • Type: Mainline or Major Airline
  • Airline Alliance: Oneworld
  • Global ranking (by fleet size and operations): 1
  • Fleet size: 957 aircrafts
  • On-time ranking:20

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines serves 115 destinations in the United States, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico.

  • IATA code: AS
  • Type: Mainline or Major Airline
  • Airline Alliance: Oneworld
  • Global ranking (by fleet size and operations): data unavailable
  • Fleet size: 314 aircrafts
  • On-time ranking:76

Top Places to Visit in San Francisco

Yosemite National Park

Best place for art and photography, backpacking, biking, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, rock climbing and much more. Places to see are Waterfalls (Frazile Ice,Horsetail Fall) Rock Formations, Giant Sequoias, Crane Flat Area, Glacier Point, Hetch Hetchy, and Mariposa Grove.

Golden Gate

The Marina District, Cow Hollow, and Pacific Heights, with extensive views and historical landmarks — Fort Mason, The Presidio, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Fisherman's Wharf

Explore waterfront neighborhood including Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39, and the ferry launch to Alcatraz Island, as well as a plethora of seafood restaurants and souvenir stores.

Nob Hill-Russian Hill

Stylish neighborhood with elegant hotels, cable cars, panoramic views and steep inclines.

Chinatown-North Beach

Savor on Chinese food, and get souvenir like Chinese made pottery and jade jewelry. The place is next to the stylish laid back 'Little Italy', as well as Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower.

Union Square-Financial District

Shopping, theater, and art – Union Square has all. The place is next to the many skyscrapers of downtown and Market Street.

LAX to SFO Flights: Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What airlines have nonstop flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Frontier Airlines, United, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines. 

Q2. How long does it take to fly to San Francisco from Los Angeles?

One hours and thirty minutes (approx.) is the flight time. 

Q3. What are the alternate departure airports in Los Angeles?

Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Ontario International Airport (ONT) and John Wayne Airport (SNA). United Airlines, American and Alaska Airlines have nonstop flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Q4. What are the alternate arrival airports in San Francisco?

Oakland International Airport (OAK), Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) 

Q5. How far in advance can I book my airline ticket to San Francisco?

Except Frontier that has 258 days of advance booking period, all major airlines start accepting booking 330 (approx.) days in advance. Check airline-specific info with our General FAQs page. The page may also answer other queries that you may have with respect to your flight.

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