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 543 kilometers
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San Francisco International
Flying out of Los Angeles
Los Angeles International Airport is also a busy domestic hub offering 680 flights to 96 domestic cities daily. Almost every domestic carrier uses this airport. The airport is located in Westchester about 16 miles from downtown LA. Airlines that fly this route are American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines, United and more. It takes about 1 hour 25 minutes to fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s website has an up-to-date list of items permitted and prohibited in carry-on or checked luggage.
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Passengers need to be at the airport at least 1 hour before a scheduled domestic flight.
San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International Airport is located 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. It is Northern California's largest airport and has many shops and restaurants, business facilities and lounges, traveler assistance and currency exchange services. As well as providing for passenger needs it has three fully-fenced outdoor animal relief areas with water bowls and disposable gloves in the garbage areas.
There are many options for getting from the airport to the city. The Air Train will get you around the airport to whichever form of transport you wish to use. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is the metro rail system and has an airport station. You can use the BART system to connect with CalTrain to reach destinations outside the metro area. There are also taxis, shared ride van services, and buses. Alternatively, you can arrange for transportation via Skyscanner’s car rental.
Tips for Traveling to San Francisco
Wear comfortable shoes and bring warm clothes. San Francisco is built on very steep hills and has a mild climate even in summer.
Make dinner reservations. San Francisco is renowned for its many outstanding eateries but most will require a booking for you to get a seat.
Leave the car behind. Parking is scarce and the public transport system will get you almost anywhere you want to go.
Attractions in San Francisco
San Francisco has almost endless artistic, cultural and entertainment options.
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge at sunset is a photo opportunity not to be missed. Golden Gate National Park, Alcatraz and the Museum of Modern Art are also popular tourist attractions.
Rent a bicycle and ride across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Sausalito and see the city from a whole new perspective. Take a ride on a historic cable car, the last manually operated system in the world. Or head over to Embarcadero for great shopping with a beautiful view.
For a vacation or just a weekend trip, San Francisco is a wonderful place to visit. Put on a comfortable pair of shoes and start exploring.
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