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Home North America USA Cheap flights to California, United States

Cheap Flights to California

Popular in December High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Cheapest in August Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price $975 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Round-trip from $1,169 From Melbourne to Los Angeles
One-way from $781 One-way flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for California flights by month

January
$926
February
$891
March
$890
April
$971
May
$935
June
$962
July
$994
August
$965
September
$978
October
$947
November
$959
December
$1,330
Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to California. Flying to California in December 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.
MEL - LAX
Price
$890 - $1,950
LAX
Temperature
20 - 32 °C
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 123 mm
The best time to fly to California is during March, but great deals can be found at other times. August tends to be the warmest period in California so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. February is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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

The best time to book flights to California is 60 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to California?

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

What time of day is cheapest to fly to California?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your California trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Best Time to Fly to California

When to fly to California depends on where in California you’re going. The state’s climate varies dramatically, so if you’re looking for cheap trips to California, it’s best to choose a city first and search flights during the off-season.

Peak Season:

The peak season for California vacations is the summer. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Napa Valley greet summertime travellers with warm weather and dry days.

 

Off Season:

Winter is the low season for LA, Anaheim, San Francisco, and wine country. However, winter in San Francisco is when the ballet and opera seasons are in full swing. Wine country is also fun to visit in fall, when the wineries are in production, and spring, when the flowers are in bloom.

 

When you should take a flight to California

 

Know this before booking California flights: If America is the land of opportunity, California is the state of chance. California showed great prospect as far as back as the 1800s, when a settler struck gold at Sutter’s Mill and California quickly became the land of wealth. The effects of the California Gold Rush were monumental and today, the coastal state continues to welcome visitors booking airline tickets to California for a greater opportunity, or for just plain fun.

Fly to California for a chance to experience some of the West Coasts’ most famous streets. The rich and luxurious charter their own California flights to Beverly Hills and shop the swank stores along Rodeo Drive. In Hollywood, see the Mann Chinese Theater and be on the lookout for celebrity A-listers.  Gold stars grace the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard, marking the achievements of Hollywood’s greatest artists.

For the outdoor traveller going to California, open parks and hiking trails at Big Sur, Sequoia National Park and Yosemite National Park are a nature-lover’s dream come true. Wine connoisseurs fly to California’s Sonoma and Napa Valley regions. Visitors would be remiss if they didn’t visit one of California’s beautiful beaches in Malibu or Santa Monica before boarding the California flight home.

People travelling to California are bound to be busy during their visit and the options for activities are endless. However, in the land of opportunity, what better state to take a chance in?

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California climate

Due to its topographical extremes California’s weather depends on where you are. Along the coast, the climate is mostly mild. Los Angeles is high desert, and the low humidity keeps the city comfortable year-round. About 45km south of LA, Anaheim can go up into the high 20’s or low 30’s in the summer, with cool evenings. Anaheim winters are mild with little rain. San Francisco is foggy with cool winds. Summer temperatures occasionally go above 21 degrees Celsius; autumn tends to have clear skies and temperatures in the mid-20’s. Winter rarely goes below freezing. Sacramento’s summer days can reach 37 degrees Celsius, but then drop as much as 4degrees at night. The rainy season runs from late fall into spring, and winters are cold and foggy.

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Getting around California

Driving is the best way to cover short distances in California, or if you enjoy long drives, for covering the entire state. If you’re booking flights to California and then planning on driving the state, make sure to carry a map as not all road signs indicate a direction, just town or city names. If you’re headed into the mountains, make sure to get antifreeze and tire chains.

Many freeways have carpool lanes called “diamond” lanes or high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the regulations regarding the use of these lanes as some of them are monitored even during non-rush hour and fines are over $270.

California has over 15 airports, and given the number of small and large commercial carriers, flights in California are fairly easy.

For a scenic trip along the coast, Amtrak’s Coast Starlight has double-decker Superliners, gourmet dining car, accommodation from first class to coach, and entertainment and games.

 

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