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London (LON) to California

All the information you need to plan the best LON to LAX flight in 2022: compare London to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
When is the cheapest time to fly from London to California (LON - CA)?

When flying from London to California, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

How far in advance should I book a flight from London to California?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 28% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from London to California 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as £622, or £712 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from London to California?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to California from London. Users have commonly found prices around £548 for the month, but tickets can be as low as £349. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in August.

Cheap flights from London to California in June, July 2022

The best prices found for LON to California flights in June, July
5 Jul - 12 Jul
£442pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Finnair
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Finnair
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
15 Jul - 26 Jul
£555pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Finnair
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Finnair
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
4 Jul - 18 Jul
£558pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

London to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from London found for this year
17 Nov - 5 Dec
£303pp
LHR
London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Nov - 5 Dec
£303pp
LGW
London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
16 Nov - 5 Dec
£304pp
LGW
London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick

Direct flights to California from London

Save time with London to California direct flight deals
21 Sep - 12 Oct
£402pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
21 Sep - 12 Oct
£405pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 8 Nov
£407pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from London to California

Late deals on return flights to California from London, departing today and this week
5 Jul - 12 Jul
£442pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Finnair
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Finnair
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
6 Jul - 26 Jul
£589pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Jul - 12 Jul
£591pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Finnair
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Finnair
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to California from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to California
03:45 - 17:05
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
21h 20m
STN - LAX
Multiple Airlines
£197
Kiwi.com
15:35 - 17:05
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
33h 30m
STN - LAX
Multiple Airlines
£199
Combigo
06:00 - 09:10
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
35h 10m
STN - LAX
Multiple Airlines
£200
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From London to California

Which airlines flying from London to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, and Finnair are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from London to California for under £400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to California for under £400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just £303, but on average you can expect to pay £328.

Are there nonstop flights from London to California for under £500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from London to California under £500. A good price for a nonstop flight from London to California is less than £418.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to California for under £500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to California within the next 7 days for less than £500.

What are the most popular routes from London to California?

The most popular flight routes from London to California are London Heathrow - Los Angeles, London Heathrow - San Francisco and London Gatwick - Los Angeles.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from London to California?

Consider American Airlines, Air Canada or Air France when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from London to California.

What are the most reliable airlines from London to California?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from London to California consider choosing United Airlines (87%), Air New Zealand (87%) or SWISS (87%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from London to California?

The cheapest flight price from London to California is £420. On average you can expect to pay £3,942. The most popular route, (London Heathrow - Los Angeles), can usually be booked for £394.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from London?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London to California

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

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

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

Do I need a test to fly back to London from California?

Returning to London 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 London.

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

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Destination points for flights from London to California

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from London to California.
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Flight duration from London to California
10h 47m

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Top 10 airlines flying from London to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London to California choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
£213 £343 No cancel fee N/A
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Norwegian
£255 £480 No cancel fee 74%
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Air Canada
£294 £495 No cancel fee 67%
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SWISS
£301 £539 No cancel fee 79%
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Delta
£325 £644 No cancel fee N/A
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Iberia
£344 £583 No cancel fee 77%
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Scandinavian Airlines
£344 £427 No cancel fee 77%
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Brussels Airlines
£376 £608 No cancel fee N/A
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JetBlue
£377 £625 No cancel fee 62%
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KLM
£381 £627 No cancel fee 75%
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