The cheapest times to fly from LOS to SFO are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • September 3rd to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from LOS to SFO is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2515 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1018 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Lagos (LOS) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1113 to $1984 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1141. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $2229. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1087 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1623 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LOS to SFO flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LOS to SFO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

LOS to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LOS to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Lagos. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Lagos. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $136 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1462. Return trip prices are from the SFO to LOS flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LOS to SFO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 1 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LOS to SFO

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from LOS to SFO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (LOS > LHR > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1103
  • Average savings: $520 (32.04%)

See LOS to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (LOS > JFK > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1157
  • Average savings: $467 (28.74%)

See LOS to LHR flights

Hack #3: Paris (LOS > CDG > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1198
  • Average savings: $425 (26.19%)

See LOS to CDG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LOS to SFO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Africa World Airlines, Air Canada, Air France, Air Italy, Air Peace, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, French bee, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, South African, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Murtala Muhammed Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7800 miles or 12553 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LOS to SFO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LOS to SFO flight is about 15 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Lagos and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from LOS to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LOS
Origination airport name Murtala Muhammed Airport
City Lagos
Country Nigeria
Latitude 6.6
Longitude 3.3

Return Airport

Destination code SFO
Destination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4


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