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Los Angeles
Los Angelesnonstop$38
San Francisco
San Franciscononstop$40
San Diego
San Diegononstop$38
San Jose
San Josenonstop$40
Palm Springs
Palm Springsnonstop$136
Fresno
Fresnononstop$179
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispononstop$157
Bakersfield
Bakersfield1 stop$164
Arcata
Arcatanonstop$122
Redding
Reddingnonstop$149
Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes3 stops$1,227
Merced
Mercednonstop$316
Reno
Renononstop$51
Stockton
Stocktonnonstop$73

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FAQs - booking California flights

  • What’s the closest airport to Yosemite National Park?

    The closest airport to Yosemite National Park with regular flights is the Fresno-Yosemite International airport (FAT), 2h 30m from Yosemite Valley. Alternatively, and within the same distance from Yosemite, you can book flights to California operated by Allegiant Air and United Airlines that land at Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK).

  • I’m going to Disneyland. Which airports can I fly into and which is the best?

    There are four airports in California that you can fly into when visiting Disneyland. Those are John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA), Long Beach Airport, Ontario International Airport (ONT), and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). John Wayne Airport is the best because it’s the closest one to the resort (14 mi) and, like LAX, it’s also served by the Disneyland Resort Express bus.

  • What’s the closest airport to Napa Valley?

    Sonoma County Airport (STS) is the closest airport to Napa Valley, just 1 hr away. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines fly there from most cities in the United States. However, if you want more options of airlines serving multiple destinations, you can look for flights to Oakland International Airport (OAK) or Sacramento International Airport (SMF), both 1h 30m from Napa Valley.

  • I’m traveling to Hollywood. What’s the best airport to fly into?

    The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the most convenient and offers a wider selection of airlines and flights, but it’s one of the busiest airports in the United States, and it’s 35m from Hollywood. Alternatively, you can look for flights to California that land at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), which is just 20m from Hollywood.

  • How long is the flight to California?

    An average nonstop flight from the United States to California takes 4h 07m, covering a distance of 1595 miles. The most popular route is Newark - Los Angeles with an average flight time of 5h 54m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to California?

    The cheapest ticket to California from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $17 one-way, and $25 round-trip. The most popular route is Newark to Los Angeles and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $90.

  • Which airlines fly to California?

    American Airlines, United Airlines & Air Tahiti Nui fly the most frequently from the United States to California.

  • What are the most popular destinations in California?

    Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Las Vegas (29% of total searches to California). The next most popular destinations are Los Angeles (23%) and San Francisco (12%). Searches for flights to San Diego (7%), to Ontario (7%) and to Burbank (4%) are also popular.

  • How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to California

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest California flight deals.
  • If you’re planning to travel to one of the two main cities in California, San Francisco and Los Angeles, you should look for flights to airports in neighboring cities. Los Angeles is close to Long Beach (30m), Burbank (15m), and Ontario (40m). San Francisco is close to Oakland (20m) on the East Bay and San Jose (50m).
  • If you’re traveling to San Francisco, your first thought is to look for flights that land at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). However, if you want to avoid a busy airport, you can search for flights to the nearby airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) (30m by car) and San Jose International Airport (SJC) (45m by car).
  • Passengers traveling to Los Angeles can choose to fly into alternative airports like Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and Long Beach Airport (LGB), but for most, Los Angeles International is still the most convenient option, only 25m from the city center. A taxi costs around $47 flat rate, and a one-way ticket on the LAX FlyAway Bus to the city center costs about $8.
  • Business travelers visiting Silicon Valley should look for nonstop flights to San Jose International Airport. Most major airlines fly there nonstop from other American cities and destinations in Asia and Europe, and the airport is only a 15m drive from the world’s most famous tech hub.
  • If you’re traveling with your dog, you’ll find pet relief areas in all airports in the Golden State. If choosing the airport with the best pet relief area is important when looking for flights to California, then the Los Angeles International Airport and the San Diego International Airport (SAN) have the best facilities.
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Top 5 airlines flying to California

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from the United States to California? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
7.6
JetBlueOverall score based on 4265 reviews
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They put me on a chair in between two men, one overweight who was almost falling on top of me, and the other was even uncomfortable because I was half falling because of what the other was pushing me. I stayed with. my feet were swollen from fluid retention and from being unable to accommodate myself. it was very uncomfortable. I asked for help but they told me that the flight was full and they couldn't help me. I got off the plane almost unable to walk due to the inflammation. and then at FLL airport I asked for help because I couldn't go to my next flight, which was a connection.

2.0 Mediocrelidia, Jun 2024LAX - FLL
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They put me on a chair in between two men, one overweight who was almost falling on top of me, and the other was even uncomfortable because I was half falling because of what the other was pushing me. I stayed with. my feet were swollen from fluid retention and from being unable to accommodate myself. it was very uncomfortable. I asked for help but they told me that the flight was full and they couldn't help me. I got off the plane almost unable to walk due to the inflammation. and then at FLL airport I asked for help because I couldn't go to my next flight, which was a connection.

The walk from baggage claim to the taxi is very difficult for older people I will never fly into JFK again. It is physically challenging

Overall fine but both ways for this trip was delayed.

Flight was delayed by almost 5 hours. Suitcase was not loaded despite the flight being near empty (my colleagues’ suitcases did reach JFK, unlike mine). Had to argue on phone to get JetBlue to deliver the case to my hotel. Never again

The flight was excellent. The crew was welcoming and attentive.

Great! I love Jet Blue. My favorite airline! Very efficient, clean and timely.

Run out of snack choices. Why are the seats not padded for your butt? Are we sitting on blocks of wood or metal for $250-300 a pop? This ain’t spirit. Let’s get it together people

We were told that our flight would be delayed for 90+ minutes because of weather, so we went to get something to eat only to have them randomly start boarding 15 minutes after the announcement, with no warning.

Entertainment... No earphones passed out. Many including me couldn't use the TV. Legroom was good. Crew was indifferent and a bit surly. Free wifi was a nice convenience. Check in desk location was unknown. Gate number on the boarding passes was wrong.

Going through JFK’s security is a mess. The TSA security said no shoes on the bins. So, we place our shoes in the belt and they came out all over the belt. Boarding was delayed and Flight as well.

Crew was very cooperative and professional. Passenger's first checked in bag should be free.

Flight was delayed due to the late arrival of the catering truck, which is quite unacceptable. There was a beverage service, but no pretzel, or cookie, or nuts were served in coach.

Flighty delayed on boarding - then group 1 had to check their carry on bags but groups 3 and beyond could carry bags on - very inconvenient for weekend business trip with no checked baggage. Then delayed on the runway - before take off. No communication from pilot on why or how long. Wifi/Entertainment didn't work for 4+ flight. Upon arrival, attendants announced wrong carousel for baggage claim - everyone was waiting at the wrong place for their checked bags. This was a mess united!

Dinner was okay but the breakfast was not eatable on the flight San Francisco to Zurich.

Check in etc was very good. As for on the plane, it was like flying in a freezer. It was so cold, i have flown for years and never been so cold on a plane. Staff on board said its always cold when flying which is a load of rubbish. They wouldnt put any heating on and now i have the flu because of this .

I’ve had a couple flights this week on United that were delayed by an hour or more

Should have video screens Plane audio was poor and without wired connection hard to understand crew. Should serve more than just cups of water and pretzels on six hour flight. Did not see crew rest of flight. Fix charging sockets to retain charging blocks.

Generally good but there wasn’t any staff available when my luggage didn’t appear at baggage claim in Fresno. It took about half an hour to locate a staff member to open up the locked room where it was being kept.

Do not like the feeling of being in the basic economy. Everyone should feel good no matter what.

Our original business class flight was cancelled so we not only downgraded but we were also spread out across the plane not sitting together in separate middle seats. My poor kids were scared and couldn’t see me on the flight and the crew wasn’t sensitive to the situation and what the airlines did to us. Very dissatisfied with United airlines.

My husband and I pre-ordered our food, but they did not have my husband’s order, and my cheese plate was very average. I asked for a blanket and was told they don’t carry blankets on domestic routs. The flight was on time and smooth!

There were delays on both ends. It made it less than excellent. This plane was great though

Everything was great except for the wifi was junk. Crew was super friendly and helpful

Attendants were rude. Scowling. Seats were miserable and we paid extra.

Fight crew was not very attentive and the bastions were gross!

Our flight was great we left Kona earlier and got into LAX almost an 1hour earlier as well. LAX AA is in repair so to get out and found our bus to get pick up was a bit confusing.

Plane was good but was delayed. probably not AA fault but caused a 1 hour delay. Seating was cramped.

5 hour flight - full flight - not enough room to use my computer - slightly delayed - Admirals club was excellent quality food, drink made up for flight seating. No food offerred on flight, you ahd to prebook.

We experience delays on departure and connecting flights resulting in 14 hour to our next departure. We were accommodated with a night's stay but was only provided a 12 dollar meals accommodation. The airlines rules state.at least 50 dollars. In any case, it can not make up for the whole day missed on our vacation in Sydney Australia.

I can say I will not be taking this airline again any time soon. Seat were uncomfortable and too tight. Lack of chair screen and little overhead space.

Terrible leg room, seats don’t recline, delayed flight, and even water isn’t free onboard

Flight was good and clean but delayed over an hour on the return flight.

It was nice! There was a very unhappy child in front of us and the flight attendant did a great job calming the child. I was impressed.

They stuck us with multiple extra fees. I will never fly spirit again

The guy with severe body odor sat next to me. For the whole duration of the flight it was a torture. The airline should have better policy on limiting people with bad body odor to board the flight. Passengers should not be the ones to endure bad odor for the whole duration of the flight. The airline should be e the one to ensure decent air quality for ever passenger.

They charged me 212.00 for a heavy check in bag at the gate. The pricing and process was so confusing - as if it was designed to purposefully gouge customers who need to board plane. That experience combined with the outrageous price charged will prevent me from ever flying Spirit again. And I’ll be sure to tell the story to anyone who cares to hear.

The text told me it was changed to Terminal E and Gate D5. But with no one on site to ask questions there was confusion on where to go as all the gates were E's. Then we took the skyline to the D area. We left to get something to eat. No announcement was made but my daughter happened to asked and they told her our gate was moved to D12. I will not fly Spirit again.

The agent at the check in desk was absolutely rude. The rest of the team after that was good, but the check in process at LAS was miserable. The woman at the desk spoke like we were stupid and was rude throughout the process.

Its so random that they only allow 40 pounds on checked bags when all airlines take 55. They then charge you for each 10 extra pounds, so my checked suitcase was $130 and the flight $30 ... its like whattt, im for sure not traveling with Spirit again

So bad. The check in process was laborious and the check in agent didn't seem to know how to manage the process efficiently and was confused about how to check in my son's sports equipment. The baggage fees were outrageous and so expensive. $90 for a carry on bag? And $200 additional for 2 check ins. The security lines were insanely long and the terminal was not very nice in the Spirit area. $5 for a water on board. It was my first and last time flying Spirit - I tried to save $ by flying them due to the accommodating schedule but I should have paid for Southwest, because it would've actually ended up less expensive due to the free bags with Southwest. There were no charging ports on the airplane, no wifi and really uncomfortable seating. The flight crew were great though, courteous and efficient in their boarding. Flight was delayed 1 hour, but we made up 15 minutes in flight.

I did not enjoy the trip home on Frontier for several reasons: there is too much cost besides the flight, which was more than I would normally pay, then having to pay for luggage, and carry-on, seat (if you want to reserve when booking) then you must pay over $3 for a can of soda, and $4 for a snack. A cup of water is free.

Did not realize seats did not recline. Best to travel in an exit row... No question

I strongly dislike Frontier. I find them barebones, the seats not particularly comfortable, the nickel and diming is maddening, the app is TERRIBLE - super confusing to navigate, and the last 4 frontier flights I have flown have been on AVERAGE 2 hours late, one ruining a fancy night out in Vegas with reservations made well in advance, which was nodded to with a measly 5000 miles, which translates to almost nothing. At least credit a free checked bag or something.

8 hr delay. had to buy another ticket with another airline

Four and a half hour delay in total. What frustrates me most is the poor communication and disorganization.

I appreciated the upgrade to free cary-on bag and seat selection at no charge

FRONTIER SUCKS! The agent downstairs tricked me into booking, just to get to the gate. At the gate, they told me they couldn't help. I then called Customer Service. They and the gate attendants kept blaming each other. Neither side was willing to help the customer.

The agent at check-in was strident, unwelcoming, and condescending to customers ahead of me.

Flight was delay 9hrs and nothing was provided at airport, had to go and get a room to sleep in, paid for Uber back and fort with no offers until we landed back home a 1hr later for a $75 voucher for a future flight.

Didn't like anything..entire crew was very rude to everyone on the flight. Plane old and the trays fall down on you the while time you're flying. Charged more for a carry on bag than for the plane ticket itself. Did make it from point a to point b, but worth the extra money to fly with another airline

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