The cheapest times to fly from LCH to SFO are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • May 21st to July 15th (except the week of July 2nd)
  • August 6th to November 11th

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 LCH to SFO is late May. Prices can be as high as $989 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $494 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Lake Charles, LA (LCH) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $494 to $628 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $521. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $706. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $185 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $547 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LCH to SFO flight.

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

LCH to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LCH to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lake Charles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $86 (15%) 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 $502. Return trip prices are from the SFO to LCH 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 LCH 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 4 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from LCH to SFO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 25.89% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See LCH to SMF flights

Destination alternative #2: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 16.56% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See LCH to OAK flights

Destination alternative #3: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 14.55% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See LCH to STS flights

Destination alternative #4: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 9.15% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See LCH to SJC flights


Flight Hacking LCH 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 LCH to SFO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (LCH > SEA > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $531
  • Average savings: $16 (2.93%)

See LCH to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Lake Charles Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1742 miles or 2803 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LCH to SFO flight is about 4 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Lake Charles, LA and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from LCH to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LCH
Origination airport name Lake Charles Regional Airport
City Lake Charles, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30.1
Longitude -93.2

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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