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Flights to California in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 34% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price£366Average for round-trip flights in May 2022
Round-trip from£358From London to California
One-way from£8One-way flight from London to California

Cheap flights to California in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SFO flights for May, June
21 Jun - 4 Jul
£407pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
21 Jun - 5 Jul
£418pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
8 Jun - 27 Jul
£422pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California found for this year
21 Nov - 1 Dec
£328pp
LGW
London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
16 Nov - 24 Nov
£330pp
LGW
London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
1 Nov - 15 Nov
£342pp
LHR
London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Last minute flights to California

Late deals on return flights to California, departing today and this week
1 Jun - 6 Jul
£523pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Jun - 5 Jul
£528pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
2 Jun - 9 Nov
£547pp
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London Heathrow
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California

Can I fly to California from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to California

Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter California.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Can I fly back to United Kingdom from California?

Returning to United Kingdom from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

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What is the cheapest month to fly to California?

The cheapest ticket to California found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£454
February
£441
March
£447
April
£556
May
£492
June
£587
July
£618
August
£606
September
£573
October
£469
November
£446
December
£540
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to California. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to California?

Average Los Angeles flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LON - LAX
Price
£441 - £810
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 Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to California?

California flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight in the afternoon 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.

Alternative, similarly priced destinations

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