Cheap flights from Denver (DEN) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Denver (DEN) to California

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

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

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 54 days in advance to save up to 9% 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 54 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 Denver to California 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $138, or $151 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to California. Flights to California from Denver in August are about $136 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $32.

Cheap flights from Denver to California in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DEN to California flights for May, June
14 Jun - 21 Jun
$102pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
18 Jun - 24 Jun
$109pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
7 Jun - 14 Jun
$110pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl

Denver Intl to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Denver found for this year
19 Jul - 26 Jul
$92pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
19 Jul - 2 Aug
$98pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
26 Jul - 3 Aug
$100pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl

Non-stop flights to California from Denver

Save time with Denver to California direct flight deals
19 Jul - 26 Jul
$92pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
19 Jul - 2 Aug
$98pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
26 Jul - 3 Aug
$100pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl

Last minute flights from Denver to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Denver, departing today and this week
28 May - 29 May
$120pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
28 May - 1 Jun
$127pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl
28 May - 2 Jun
$129pp
DEN
Denver Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl

One-way flights to California from Denver

The cheapest one-way flights from Denver to California
5:45 pm - 6:07 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
13h 22m
DEN - OAK
Multiple Airlines
$57
Kiwi.com
5:38 am - 7:05 am
Frontier
Nonstop
2h 27m
DEN - SNA
Frontier
$59
JustFly
9:10 am - 4:18 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 08m
DEN - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$60
JustFly

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Flight FAQs

From Denver to California

What airport do you fly from for flights from Denver to California?

Located just 18.5 mi from the city center, Denver Intl (DEN) is the airport most travelers will use when flying to California from Denver.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, Frontier, and Spirit Airlines flying from Denver Intl to California have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Denver to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Denver to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $92, but on average you can expect to pay $112.

Are there nonstop flights from Denver to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Denver to California under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Denver to California is less than $116.

Are there last-minute flights available from Denver to California for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Denver to California within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Denver to California?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Denver to California flight route?

This flight path from Denver Intl to California was viewed by 317 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Denver to California on average per day?

Travelers can expect 27 flights from Denver to California on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 63% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 7% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 30% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Denver to California?

For as low as $92, Frontier can have you in California from Denver in 2h 19m. The distance from Denver to California is about 865 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the most popular routes from Denver to California?

Most travelers choose Denver Intl - Los Angeles, Denver Intl - San Francisco or Denver Intl - San Diego when deciding on the best route from Denver to California.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Denver to California.

What are the most reliable airlines from Denver to California?

Before booking your flight to California from Denver, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Singapore Airlines (100%), Air Tahiti Nui (91%), Air China( 91%).

What are the cheapest flights from Denver to California?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $68. While the most popular route (Denver Intl - Los Angeles) can be booked for $129 on average our data indicates $428 when flying from Denver to California.

What airports serve Denver to California flights?

Flying from Denver to somewhere in California will likely be dictated by where you want to go in the state. You can fly to Los Angeles for visiting the southern part of the state, or fly to San Francisco for visiting the northern part of the state. You’ll take-off from Denver International Airport and land at either Los Angeles International Airport, known as LAX, or at San Francisco International Airport.LAX, as it is known to most people, sits in Westchester, a suburban neighborhood in Los Angeles. The airport is located 18 miles from downtown LA. This airport is the second busiest in the United States. It’s the fourth busiest in the world. The airport served more than 87 million travelers in the year 2018.San Francisco International Airport is also a connector airport for those who are traveling internationally. It’s around 13 miles from the downtown area of the city. This is California’s second busiest airport, while LAX is the busiest. The airport serves as a hub for a few major airlines.

Which airlines fly directly from Denver to California?

If you want to fly directly from Denver to LAX, you can choose to book Frontier Airlines. The flights are sometimes cheaper than other options. You can also hop on a United flight in Denver and go to LAX non-stop. American Airlines and Delta offer direct flights between these two cities as well. Southwest is another option. The flights are about two and a half hours.Flying from Denver to San Francisco on a non-stop flight is an option as well. United and Frontier both offer choices for this trip.

What are the stopover options between Denver to California?

There are several different stopover places between Denver and Los Angeles. You could stop in Las Vegas on Spirit Airlines. You might also stop in Houston. American Airlines stops in Phoenix. Delta has flights stopping in Salt Lake City. Most of the stopovers are relatively short.Stopovers on your way to San Francisco include Seattle. Another stopover option with Delta is Minneapolis. These stops last a bit longer, sometimes up to four hours. United offers stops in Las Vegas.

Do I need a passport or a visa to fly from Denver to California?

You will not need your passport, nor will you need a visa to go to California from Denver. This is a completely domestic flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to California within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Denver Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.

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

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

Returning to Denver Intl from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Denver Intl.

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

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Denver to California.
Flight duration from DEN to California
2h 22m

Airports servicing Denver

Airports servicing

Bishop (BIH)
Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)

Top 7 airlines flying from Denver Intl to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Denver 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
Juneyao Airlines
$10 $21 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Spirit Airlines
$36 $118 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$40 $146 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$53 $221 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$58 $205 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$68 $250 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$89 $237 No cancel fee 75%
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