The cheapest times to fly from SFO to LSC are

  • January 15th to February 4th
  • March 5th to May 6th
  • August 6th to October 28th (except the week of September 3rd)
  • November 12th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 SFO to LSC is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $3541 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $873 for Wednesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to La Serena

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to La Serena (LSC) will usually cost between $878 to $1560 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $906. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2093. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1187 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1114 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to LSC flight.

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

SFO to LSC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to LSC flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $222 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1089. Return trip prices are from the LSC to SFO 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 SFO to LSC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SFO to LSC

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 SFO to LSC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Santiago (SFO > SCL > LSC)

  • Price for both tickets: $898
  • Average savings: $216 (19.37%)

See SFO to SCL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, InterJet, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from La Florida Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5717 miles or 9201 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to LSC flight is about 11 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and La Serena?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SFO to LSC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSFO
Origination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeLSC
Destination airport nameLa Florida Airport
CityLa Serena


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