Cheap flights from Minnesota to California

MSP — LAX
Aug 16 — Aug 231

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Minnesota to California, book at least 60 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 29% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $264 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $279.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, September can be a great choice for travel to California. Flights to California from Minnesota in September are about $234 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $105.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Minnesota to California (MN - CA)?

When flying from Minnesota to California, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Minnesota to California in August, September 2022

The best prices found for Minnesota to California flights for August, September
Aug 24 - Aug 25
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

13h 22m
SAN

San Diego

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

5h 50m
$154

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Aug 22 - Aug 29
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

7h 49m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

8h 07m
$154

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Aug 23 - Aug 31
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

10h 25m
SAN

San Diego

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

5h 50m
$160

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Minnesota to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Minnesota found for this year
Aug 24 - Aug 25
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

13h 22m
SAN

San Diego

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

5h 50m
$154

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Aug 22 - Aug 29
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

7h 49m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

8h 07m
$154

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Aug 23 - Aug 31
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

10h 25m
SAN

San Diego

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

5h 50m
$160

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Cheap Sun Country Air flights from Minnesota to California

Oct 30 - Dec 6
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 06m
LAX

Los Angeles

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

Nonstop

3h 39m
$174

Sun Country Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Oct 25 - Oct 30
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 58m
LAX

Los Angeles

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

Nonstop

3h 33m
$175

Sun Country Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Oct 28 - Oct 28
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

PSP

Palm Springs

Nonstop

3h 45m
PSP

Palm Springs

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

Nonstop

3h 12m
$176

Sun Country Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Minnesota to California

Aug 30 - Sep 7
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

OAK

Oakland

1 stop

6h 57m
OAK

Oakland

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

8h 01m
$163

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Sep 3 - Sep 7
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SMF

Sacramento Intl

1 stop

10h 06m
SMF

Sacramento Intl

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

6h 47m
$170

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Aug 24 - Sep 3
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

10h 43m
LAX

Los Angeles

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

6h 44m
$171

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Non-stop flights to California from Minnesota

Save time with Minnesota to California direct flight deals
Oct 23 - Oct 29
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

PSP

Palm Springs

Nonstop

3h 45m
PSP

Palm Springs

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

Nonstop

3h 12m
$174

Sun Country Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Oct 30 - Dec 6
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

4h 06m
LAX

Los Angeles

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

Nonstop

3h 39m
$174

Sun Country Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Oct 25 - Oct 30
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 58m
LAX

Los Angeles

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

Nonstop

3h 33m
$175

Sun Country Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Last minute flights from Minnesota to California

Late deals on return flights to California from Minnesota, departing today and this week
Aug 19 - Sep 3
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

10h 35m
SFO

San Francisco

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

11h 40m
$164

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Aug 17 - Sep 3
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

12h 07m
SFO

San Francisco

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

11h 40m
$168

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Aug 17 - Aug 19
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

12h 40m
SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

1 stop

11h 22m
$168

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

One-way flights to California from Minnesota

The cheapest one-way flights from Minnesota to California
Sep 3
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

OAK

Oakland

1 stop

6h 57m
$77

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Aug 29
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

SNA

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

1 stop

7h 49m
$77

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 3
MSP

Minneapolis St Paul

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

10h 43m
$77

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Related info for your journey

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

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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Minnesota to California for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $160, but on average you can expect to pay $163.

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 $183.

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 are available for this route on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday.

How popular is this Minnesota to California flight route?

The Minnesota to California flight path was viewed by 312 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 Minnesota to California on average per day?

Travelers can expect 4 flights from Minnesota to California on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 75% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 25% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Minnesota to California?

There are many flights that can get you from Minnesota to California in 6h 57m. Fly via Frontier or Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 1541 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $77. However, be on the lookout for offers from Frontier and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Minnesota to California for a low price.

Top 9 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$13Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Allegiant AirCheapest$54Average$142FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$55Average$196FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$68Average$187FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$85Average$353FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$88Average$373FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Sun Country AirCheapest$88Average$257FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$116Average$420FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$149Average$500FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Minnesota to California

See what time of day planes typically take off from Minnesota to California
2%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
30%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
41%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
27%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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