Cheap flights from Denver (DEN) to California

DEN — LAX
Jan 31 — Feb 71

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 66% 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 61 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 $272, or $356 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 February. For low rates, January can be a great choice for travel to California. Flights to California from Denver in January are about $261 on average during January, but can be found for as low as $101.

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.

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Denver to California

Feb 8 - Feb 10
DEN

Denver Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

2h 34m
LAX

Los Angeles

DEN

Denver Intl

Nonstop

2h 24m
$52

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 8 - Feb 11
DEN

Denver Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

2h 34m
LAX

Los Angeles

DEN

Denver Intl

Nonstop

2h 24m
$55

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 21 - Mar 1
DEN

Denver Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

2h 34m
LAX

Los Angeles

DEN

Denver Intl

Nonstop

2h 24m
$56

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/25

Cheap Frontier flights from Denver to California

Feb 28 - Mar 1
DEN

Denver Intl

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

2h 30m
SAN

San Diego

DEN

Denver Intl

Nonstop

2h 34m
$40

Frontier

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Feb 7 - Feb 8
DEN

Denver Intl

ONT

Ontario

Nonstop

2h 31m
ONT

Ontario

DEN

Denver Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
$41

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 7 - Feb 8
DEN

Denver Intl

ONT

Ontario

Nonstop

2h 31m
ONT

Ontario

DEN

Denver Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
$44

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Reviews of Airlines Servicing California

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,142 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

Sun Country Air
7.6
Good
71 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

Southwest
7.5
Good
929 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Denver to California flights.

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.

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 $40, but on average you can expect to pay $47.

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 $47.

Are there last-minute flights available from Denver to California for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Denver to California within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Denver to California?

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

How popular is this Denver to California flight route?

This flight path from Denver Intl to California was viewed by 270 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 11 flights from Denver to California on average per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 36% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 64% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Denver to California?

For as low as $40, Frontier can have you in California from Denver in 2h 30m. The distance from Denver to California is about 865 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What are the most popular routes from Denver to California?

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

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

Undisclosed Carrier, 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: China Southern (89%), Qatar Airways (83%), Gulf Air( 82%).

What are the cheapest flights from Denver to California?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $41. While the most popular route (Denver Intl - San Diego) can be booked for $55 on average our data indicates $333 when flying from Denver to California.

Top 7 airlines flying from Denver 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$10Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$57Average$149FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$60Average$169FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$74Average$367FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$89Average$330FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$93Average$384FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$117Average$327FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Denver to California

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33%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
23%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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