The flight time from Las Vegas to San Francisco is 1 hour, 33 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAS Las Vegas, NV 2 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 7 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SFO San Francisco, CA 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
78%
Alaska
77%
Southwest
71%
Frontier
60%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Las Vegas to San Francisco is 1 hour, 33 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 7 minutes.

The flight distance from Las Vegas to San Francisco is 414 Miles.

Reverse Journey

San Francisco to Las Vegas
1 hour, 30 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 29m
United
1h 33m
Alaska
1h 35m
Frontier
1h 40m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

149

Distance

414 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
59
Alaska
45
Southwest
39
Frontier
4

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Las Vegas from San Francisco by plane?

The distance from Las Vegas to San Francisco by plane is 414 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

The flight time from Las Vegas to San Francisco is 1 hour, 33 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 7 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 29 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 1 hour, 40 minutes.

What airlines fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

United, Frontier, Southwest, and Alaska are the airlines with direct flights from Las Vegas to San Francisco.

Does Southwest fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to San Francisco (SFO). On average, they have 39 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Las Vegas 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 67 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives San Francisco 4 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Las Vegas to San Francisco, Southwest is 71% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 71% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 78% 22% 0%
Alaska 77% 21% 2%
Southwest 71% 26% 3%
Frontier 60% 38% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Las Vegas and San Francisco, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 12 67 7 89
United 16 67 7 93
Alaska 19 68 6 95
Frontier 19 67 12 100

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
2pm 0.75
5pm 1.82
3pm 2
6am 2.17
11pm 0
10pm 0.44
12pm 1.65
11am 1.3
10am 1.12
8pm 1.12
7am 1.2
8am 1.07
6pm 1.46
5am 0.02
9am 0.83
1pm 0.98
7pm 1.42
4pm 0.89
9pm 0.74

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Las Vegas to San Francisco that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 683
February 615
March 632
April 612
May 647
June 626
July 651
August 796
September 565
October 640
November 661
December 659

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Las Vegas to San Francisco that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 22.35
Tuesday 20.04
Wednesday 19.96
Thursday 21.35
Friday 22.25
Saturday 20.46
Sunday 23.35

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
United 1
Alaska 1
Southwest 1
Frontier 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
2pm 17 67 6 92
5pm 17 67 6 92
3pm 17 68 5 92
6am 16 67 6 91
11pm 13 67 5 85
10pm 11 65 9 86
12pm 17 67 7 94
11am 18 67 7 95
10am 17 68 7 95
8pm 14 67 8 93
7am 16 67 7 95
8am 17 68 7 98
6pm 15 67 7 91
5am 12 66 7 86
9am 18 69 7 100
1pm 18 69 7 95
7pm 16 67 7 93
4pm 15 66 6 90
9pm 11 66 8 89
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.