Cheap flights from Minnesota (MN) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Minnesota to California

All the information you need to plan the best null to LAX flight in 2021: compare Minnesota to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Minnesota to California?

Find a great deal and save up to 20% by booking at least 17 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Minnesota to California within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $75.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to California from Minnesota. Prices for April average $86 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $43. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 23% on your journey compared to booking in April

Cheap flights from Minnesota to California in July, August 2021

The best prices found for Minnesota to California flights for July, August
21 Aug - 25 Aug
$72pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
19 Aug - 26 Aug
$82pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
12 Aug - 16 Aug
$85pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Minnesota to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Minnesota found for this year
21 Aug - 25 Aug
$72pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
19 Aug - 26 Aug
$82pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
12 Aug - 16 Aug
$85pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Non-stop flights to California from Minnesota

Save time with Minnesota to California direct flight deals
15 Sep - 21 Sep
$107pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
1 Sep - 14 Sep
$117pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
4 Nov - 15 Nov
$120pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Last minute flights from Minnesota to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Minnesota, departing today and this week
5 Aug - 9 Aug
$114pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
4 Aug - 11 Aug
$139pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
4 Aug - 11 Aug
$143pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

One-way flights to California from Minnesota

The cheapest one-way flights from Minnesota to California
4:15 am - 6:03 am
Sun Country Air
Nonstop
3h 48m
MSP - LAX
Sun Country Air
7:54 am - 9:56 am
Allegiant Air
Nonstop
4h 02m
MSP - LAX
Allegiant Air
$59
mytrip.com
2:42 pm - 5:47 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
5h 05m
MSP - SNA
Spirit Airlines
$67
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Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Minnesota</span> to <span class="emphasized">California</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Minnesota to California

Are flight prices decreasing from Minnesota to California due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Minnesota and California for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Sun Country Air, Delta, and Spirit Airlines flying from Minnesota to California have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Minnesota to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $72, but on average you can expect to pay $100.

Are there nonstop flights from Minnesota to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Minnesota to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Minnesota to California is less than $133.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Minnesota to California?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Minnesota to California have been viewed 963 times in the past calendar month.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Minnesota to California are Major Airline, Endeavor Airlines and American Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from Minnesota to California?

When deciding which route to take from Minnesota to California consider Minneapolis St Paul - Los Angeles, Minneapolis St Paul - San Francisco or Minneapolis St Paul - San Diego as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest Flights from Minnesota to California?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $55. While the most popular route (Minneapolis St Paul - Los Angeles) can be booked for $93 on average our data indicates $514 when flying from Minnesota to California

What are the most reliable airlines from Minnesota to California?

Consider Spirit Airlines (100%), Aeromexico (92%) or KLM (91%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Minnesota to California.

How long is the flight from Minnesota to California?

A quick flight from Minnesota to California can take about 3h 45m. Delta provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $282. All flights are typically nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Minnesota to California round-trip?

Spirit Airlines, at $72, was found to be the cheapest airline from Minnesota to California.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Sun Country Air and Delta.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Minnesota to California one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $31. Users have also found prices from $54 and $59 on Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Air, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Minnesota must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to California.

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

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

Returning to Minnesota from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Minnesota.

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

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Minnesota to California.
Flight duration
3h 43m

Airports servicing

Brainerd Crow Wing County (BRD)
Duluth (DLH)
Chisholm/Hibbing (HIB)
Falls Intl (INL)
Mankato (MKT)

Airports servicing

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

Top 7 airlines flying from Minnesota to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Minnesota 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
Frontier
$85 $198 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$66 $215 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$73 $226 No cancel fee 83%
Alaska Airlines
$88 $275 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$62 $295 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$77 $314 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$118 $436 No cancel fee N/A
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