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Cheap Flights to California

Popular in July High demand for flights, 40% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price £699 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from £380 From London to Los Angeles
One-way from £214 One-way flight from London to Los Angeles
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to California related to COVID-19?

Travel to California is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for California are based on the United States restrictions which are: The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days. Starting on May 28, foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil in the last 14 days will also be restricted from entering the United States. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). Family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) may also enter. Travelers who are allowed to enter the United States but have passed through or have been in any of the countries named above must quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.. If you are planning to travel to California from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.

Cheapest prices for California flights by month

January
£330
February
£319
March
£319
April
£388
May
£378
June
£440
July
£475
August
£663
September
£388
October
£357
November
£335
December
£337
Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to California. Flying to California in August will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to California?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - LAX
Price
£319 - £735
LAX
Temperature
20 - 32 °C
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 123 mm

Peak Season:

California is blessed with pleasant weather most of the year, meaning the peak season is year-round. Flights to California can be expensive because of this, so make sure to book in advance to get the best savings on your flight tickets. If you’re a movie fan, you should book your flights to California around February, more specifically to Los Angeles, as it is home to the Academy Awards. You’ll find cheap flights to California are extremely difficult to find around this time of year, as well and in June and August.

Off Season:

The cheapest flights to California are best found around January. Parts of California class this as the rainy season so expect the best discounts on your flight tickets here. That said, cheap flights to California aren’t overly common, so plan in advance and book early to get the best savings.

When is the best time to book a flight to California?

To find the cheapest flights to California, it’s recommended to book your flight tickets as early as 6 months in advance. If you’re not flexible enough to plan that far ahead, aim for a minimum of 7 weeks before booking your flights to California. Take into consideration events like the Academy Awards when looking into flights to California as this will increase the price a lot. If you’re flying into Los Angeles try to sit on the right hand side of the plane to get spectacular views of the Hollywood sign, the L.A River and the San Gabriel mountains. Being flexible is the best way to secure a cheap flight to California.

Which day is cheapest to fly to California?

The cheapest flights to California are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to California?

California flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to California?

Flights from London (All airports) to Los Angeles – 11 hours 20 minutes

Flights from Manchester to San Francisco – 13 hours 20 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Los Angeles – 13 hours 00 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to San Francisco – 12 hours 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to California?

Depending where you want to go, your flights to California will probably be operated by British Airways, Air Canada, KLM or Iberia. The cost of flights to California are relatively similar regardless of who you fly with, so it’s better to compare each airline and see what benefits they offer. British Airways for example offer complimentary snacks and drinks for the duration of the flight.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Los Angeles International:

Downtown LA is located around 30km from LAX airport. The easiest and cheapest option is to get a free shuttle bus from the airport. Outside of arrivals you should take either shuttle G or C. C takes you to the Metro bus centre and from there you can either continue on your way to downtown LA or if you’re staying in Hollywood or Santa Monica, you can find means of transport from here.  You can also jump in a taxi if you want convenient and fast travel from the airport, however the price won’t be cheap and it is expected that you tip your driver. This is a good option if there are a few of you to split the fare.

San Francisco International:

The easiest and most convenient way to travel from the airport to the city is from the BART station. It’s located in the International Terminal, and you can take a free AirTrain from all terminals to the BART station. You will need to buy a ticket from the BAET station before you travel, or you can book in advance and exchange your voucher for the correct ticket, which is kind of like a debit card which you keep for your time in San Francisco. Another option is to get a taxi from outside of the airport, although this can be costly if you’re travelling alone. You can also take a shuttle or shared van from the airport, simply tell the driver where you want to go and he’ll add you to his route and tell you the price.

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