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Find cheap flights to California

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Latest California Flight Deals

Los Angeles
Direct from £305
Direct from £372
San Francisco
1 stop from £306
Direct from £437
San Jose
Direct from £338
Direct from £335

Good to know

Low season

March Best time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)

High season

March Most popular time to fly (20% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

£723 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

£376 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to California

  • Looking for cheap airfare to California? 25% of our users found return tickets to California for the following prices or less: From Edinburgh Turnhouse £535, from London £638, from Birmingham £873
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be July and August. The cheapest month to fly to California is November.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest California flight deals.
  • For passengers flying from other cities in the UK without direct flights to California and who prefer to fly low-cost to London, Flybe operates regular flights to London Heathrow from Aberdeen and Edinburgh. On the other hand, Gatwick has more options for low-cost flights with easyJet operating regular connections with Belfast, Glasgow, and Inverness.
  • When looking for flights to California, you can choose from four international airports with regular direct flights to the UK. Those are Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Diego International Airport (SAN), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and San Jose International Airport (SJC).
  • London Heathrow (LHR) is the airport in the United Kingdom with the most options when it comes to airlines flying to all the four major airports in California. Keep in mind that if you’re flying from elsewhere, you’ll probably need to factor in a stopover here.
  • If you prefer to fly out of London Gatwick (LGW), you'll have fewer options in terms of routes and airlines. Norwegian is the only airline operating direct flights to California from this airport, and only to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
  • If you’d like to book a direct flight to California from Manchester Airport (MAN), look for seasonal flights operated by Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook Airlines to San Francisco or Los Angeles.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines flying to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.0
Virgin Atlantic
Overall score based on 1,566 reviews
8.2
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
8.5
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.7
Food
Airline reviews
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Book Cheap California Plane Tickets

Recent return flight deals

29/12
Tue
direct
Virgin Atlantic
11h 20m
LHR - SFO
12/1
Tue
direct
Virgin Atlantic
10h 15m
SFO - LHR
6/10
Tue
1 stop
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
27h 55m
LHR - SFO
18/10
Sun
1 stop
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
17h 15m
SFO - LHR
6/10
Tue
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
33h 45m
LHR - SFO
18/10
Sun
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
17h 15m
SFO - LHR
29/12
Tue
direct
Virgin Atlantic
11h 15m
LHR - LAX
12/1
Tue
1 stop
Virgin Atlantic
12h 15m
LAX - LHR
13/10
Tue
2 stops
Brussels Airlines
18h 59m
LHR - SFO
2/12
Wed
1 stop
Brussels Airlines
13h 15m
SFO - LHR
16/11
Mon
direct
British Airways
11h 20m
LHR - LAX
30/11
Mon
direct
British Airways
10h 25m
LAX - LHR
23/11
Mon
1 stop
SWISS
15h 50m
LCY - LAX
30/11
Mon
1 stop
SWISS
13h 15m
LAX - LCY
15/9
Tue
1 stop
Aer Lingus
14h 25m
MAN - LAX
16/10
Fri
1 stop
Aer Lingus
15h 20m
LAX - MAN
7/10
Wed
1 stop
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
16h 40m
LHR - SFO
18/10
Sun
1 stop
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
18h 20m
SFO - LHR
6/10
Tue
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
25h 00m
LGW - SFO
18/10
Sun
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
32h 05m
SFO - LGW
29/12
Tue
1 stop
Lufthansa
15h 20m
LHR - SFO
10/1
Sun
1 stop
Lufthansa
14h 10m
SFO - LHR
6/10
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1 stop
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
26h 50m
LHR - SFO
18/10
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1 stop
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
22h 25m
SFO - LHR
16/11
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direct
Finnair
10h 05m
LHR - LAX
23/11
Mon
direct
Finnair
10h 10m
LAX - LHR
24/11
Tue
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
21h 55m
LHR - LAX
1/12
Tue
direct
Multiple Airlines
10h 30m
LAX - LHR
27/12
Sun
2 stops
Austrian Airlines
32h 50m
LHR - SFO
11/1
Mon
direct
Austrian Airlines
10h 35m
SFO - LHR
23/11
Mon
1 stop
Lufthansa
14h 45m
LHR - LAX
30/11
Mon
direct
Lufthansa
10h 30m
LAX - LHR

Recent one-way flight deals

8/9
Tue
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
45h 07m
LGW - LAX
14/10
Wed
1 stop
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
16h 40m
LHR - SFO
31/8
Mon
1 stop
KLM
18h 50m
LHR - SFO
24/8
Mon
1 stop
Delta
15h 55m
LCY - SFO
14/9
Mon
1 stop
Major Airline
16h 04m
LGW - LAX
5/9
Sat
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
45h 24m
LGW - LAX
20/9
Sun
1 stop
British Airways
28h 15m
LCY - SFO
5/9
Sat
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
44h 54m
STN - LAX
7/10
Wed
1 stop
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
16h 40m
LHR - SFO
8/9
Tue
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
44h 37m
STN - LAX
9/9
Wed
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
36h 12m
LTN - LAX
20/8
Thu
2 stops
Lufthansa
18h 44m
LHR - ONT
6/10
Tue
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
26h 40m
LGW - SFO
31/8
Mon
1 stop
KLM
16h 40m
LHR - SFO
30/8
Sun
1 stop
Austrian Airlines
14h 21m
LHR - ONT
6/10
Tue
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
57h 08m
STN - LAX
14/9
Mon
2 stops
Malaysia Airlines
18h 26m
MAN - LAX
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