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London (LON) to California

All the information you need to plan the best LON to LAX flight in 2021: compare London to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
How far in advance should I book a flight from London to California?

To save on the cost of your flight from London to California, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 40% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £398 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £474.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of November. Prices to California from London average £380. You can even find prices in November for less than £380, as users have found deals to California from as low as £263. The month of July appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to California from London. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 53%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to California (LON - USCA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from London to California as you normally would.

Cheap flights from London to California in September, October 2021

The best prices found for LON to California flights in September, October
7 Oct - 22 Oct
£259pp
LHR
London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Oct - 27 Nov
£260pp
LGW
London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
31 Oct - 27 Nov
£260pp
LHR
London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

London to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from London found for this year
15 Dec - 30 Dec
£246pp
LGW
London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
15 Dec - 15 Jan
£252pp
LGW
London Gatwick
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
17 Nov - 27 Nov
£252pp
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
15 Feb - 9 Mar
£303pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
11 Jan - 18 Jan
£304pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Mar - 23 Mar
£304pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Finnair
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Finnair
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
30 Sep - 27 Apr
£355pp
LHR
London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
30 Sep - 14 Oct
£361pp
LHR
London Heathrow
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Oct - 1 Nov
£400pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to California from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to California
04:55 - 07:05
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
34h 10m
STN - LAX
Multiple Airlines
£196
Combigo
16:20 - 05:08
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
44h 48m
STN - LAX
Multiple Airlines
£170
Kiwi.com
02:25 - 10:53
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
40h 28m
STN - LAX
Multiple Airlines
£171
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?

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and United Airlines 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.

Are flight prices decreasing from London to California due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both London and California for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from London to California for under £300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to California for under £300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just £246, but on average you can expect to pay £252.

Are there direct flights from London to California for under £400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to California under £400. A good price for a direct flight from London to California is less than £307.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to California for under £400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to California within the next 7 days for less than £400.

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 City - Los Angeles.

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 Qatar Airways(95%), Fiji Airways(95%) or EL AL(95%), 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 £256. On average you can expect to pay £1,199. The most popular route, (London Heathrow - Los Angeles), can usually be booked for £266.

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.

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 will not be allowed to enter California.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to 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 must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to 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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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
Norwegian
£227 £427 No cancel fee 74%
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Delta
£234 £576 No cancel fee N/A
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KLM
£241 £523 No cancel fee 75%
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Air Canada
£250 £492 No cancel fee 67%
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Air France
£251 £479 No cancel fee 77%
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Iberia
£253 £486 No cancel fee 77%
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Lufthansa
£255 £488 No cancel fee 76%
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Finnair
£255 £493 No cancel fee 76%
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Brussels Airlines
£255 £372 No cancel fee N/A
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Austrian Airlines
£257 £453 No cancel fee 78%
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