Cheap flights from New Jersey (NJ) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
New Jersey to California

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

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

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 33 days in advance to save up to 72% 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 33 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 New Jersey to California 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $375, or $533 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New Jersey to California?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to California from New Jersey. Users have commonly found prices around $307 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $107. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from New Jersey to California in May, June 2022

The best prices found for New Jersey to California flights for May, June
1 Jun - 31 Jan
$283pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
17 Jun - 20 Jun
$292pp
EWR
Newark
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
1 Jun - 31 Jan
$296pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

New Jersey to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from New Jersey found for this year
13 Sep - 13 Sep
$153pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
21 Sep - 21 Sep
$163pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
24 Aug - 31 Aug
$192pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to California from New Jersey

Save time with New Jersey to California direct flight deals
24 Aug - 31 Aug
$192pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
10 Sep - 17 Sep
$196pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
4 Oct - 22 Oct
$201pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Last minute flights from New Jersey to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from New Jersey, departing today and this week
1 Jun - 31 Jan
$283pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
1 Jun - 31 Jan
$296pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
1 Jun - 31 Jan
$303pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to California from New Jersey

The cheapest one-way flights from New Jersey to California
11:59 am - 2:50 pm
JetBlue
Nonstop
5h 51m
JFK - SAN
JetBlue
4:30 pm - 7:24 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
5h 54m
EWR - LAX
United Airlines
$114
United
4:05 pm - 7:35 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
6h 30m
JFK - SFO
Alaska Airlines
$116
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Flight FAQs

From New Jersey to California

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

United Airlines, American Airlines, and JetBlue are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from New Jersey to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New Jersey to California for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $153, but on average you can expect to pay $203.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New Jersey to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from New Jersey to California is less than $211.

Are there last-minute flights available from New Jersey to California for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New Jersey to California within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from New Jersey to California?

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

How popular is this New Jersey to California flight route?

This flight path from New Jersey to California was viewed by 629 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 New Jersey to California on average per day?

26 flight departures from New Jersey to California per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 15% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 38% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 19% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 27% of flight departures

How long is the flight from New Jersey to California?

There are many flights that can get you from New Jersey to California in 6h 08m. Fly via Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, or United Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance between New Jersey and California is about 2462 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Alaska Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $51. However, be on the lookout for offers from Spirit Airlines and JetBlue, as they are both options that can get you from New Jersey to California for a low price.

How long is the flight from New Jersey to California?

On a direct flight from New Jersey to California, expect to spend a little over five hours on the plane, although this depends on where in California you land.

Which airlines operate flights from New Jersey to California?

Direct flights from New Jersey to California are available with Alaska Airlines, Southwest, United and Virgin America. United has the widest range of destinations in California.

How frequent are flights between New Jersey and California?

There are plenty of options flying from New Jersey to California, as there are typically over 10 daily direct flights and dozens more flights with stops available.

Which airports serve New Jersey to California?

Flights from New Jersey to California fly out of Newark Liberty International Airport. California has quite a few international airports, the busiest being Los Angeles International Airport. There are also large international airports in San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland, San Jose and multiple other cities, making it easy to fly to most areas of California.

Which direct flight route between New Jersey and California is cheapest?

Newark Liberty International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is a popular route that often has cheap flights available, but with all the flights going to California, deals come and go often. Your best bet is figuring out where in California you want to go, and then looking for deals at airports in that area.The first thing you notice when you visit California is its diversity. Just within Los Angeles, there's a fast-paced downtown, laid-back beach areas, the upscale, flashy restaurants in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, and a thriving independent art scene in North Hollywood. You could hit the slopes at Big Bear, or spend the night camping away from it all in the peaceful Ojai or Big Sur areas. While southern California gets the attention for its hot weather, northern California also has plenty to see and do, including the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and wine tours in Napa Valley.California is the type of place that is great to visit at any time of year. Use our smart search engine to check out cheap flights from New Jersey to California and save money on your upcoming trip.

How busy are the airports in New Jersey and California?

There are quite a few airport options to make trips between the states of New Jersey and California. Some of the airports that you can utilize in New Jersey are Newark International Airport (EWR) and Atlantic City (ACY). Some of the destinations airports that you could choose to utilize on flights to California from New Jersey include Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and San Diego International Airport (SAN) but be mindful of the airport you choose in California as all of these airports have quite a great distance between them so make sure you find one that's going to be convenient for you depending on where you plan on going to California.

Which airlines fly directly from New Jersey to California?

Quite a few of the nonstop flights that you will find that travel between New Jersey and California will originate at Newark International Airport. They include direct flights to San Francisco International Airport aboard Alaska Airlines and United Airlines. If instead, you would like to fly directly from Newark International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, American Airlines, and United Airlines all offer direct flights between these two airports. Finally, if you would like to have a direct flight to San Diego International Airport from Newark International Airport, you will see that both Alaska Airlines and United Airlines offer direct flights between these two airports.

What are the layover options between New Jersey to California?

While direct flights between New Jersey and California can be the quickest way to make the trip Spirit Airlines offers a one-stop flight from Newark International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport with a layover at Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) that costs less than a comparable nonstop flight. This particular trip will add about seven hours to your travel time compared to the nonstop option. If you would like to depart from Atlantic City, there is a one-stop flight to San Diego International Airport that has a layover at Orlando (MCO). You can also take a two-stop flight from Atlantic City to Los Angeles International Airport with layovers at Orlando and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

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

Because California and New Jersey are both states within the United States, passengers who travel on flights between these two states do not need to have a visa nor a passport to make this trip. One thing that is important to remember about flights on this route between these two states is that in the near future passengers will need to present a REAL ID to make this trip between these two states.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from New Jersey?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Jersey 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 New Jersey are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Do I need a test to fly back to New Jersey from California?

Returning to New Jersey 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 New Jersey.

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

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New Jersey to California.
Flight duration from New Jersey to California
5h 47m

Airports servicing

Caldwell Wright (CDW)
Morristown (MMU)
Teterboro (TEB)
Trenton (TTN)
Atlantic City (ACY)

Airports servicing

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

Top 8 airlines flying from New Jersey to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New Jersey 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
$75 $273 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$89 $316 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$107 $342 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$118 $395 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$126 $405 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$138 $380 No cancel fee 69%
Sun Country Air
$150 $291 No cancel fee 83%
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