Cheap flights from New York (NYC) to California from $57

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 5/14. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
NYC — LAX
Apr 23 — Apr 301

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 16 days in advance, which can save you up to 115% on flights from New York to California compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 16 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $391. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $583.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to California from New York. Users have commonly found prices around $352 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $122. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to California (NYC - CA)?

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

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from New York to California

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Spirit Airlines for the route between New York and California. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,192,047 searches. Data last updated April 18, 2024.
Find some of the cheapest Spirit Airlines flights traveling from New York to California. Come back soon if you're not finding the exact deal you're looking for.
Di 5/149:51 amLGA - LAX
1 stop9h 17mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/2110:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops12h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$113
Di 5/148:35 amLGA - LAX
2 stops19h 44mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/2110:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops12h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$123
Di 5/149:51 amLGA - LAX
1 stop9h 17mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/2110:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops12h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$125
Di 5/149:51 amLGA - LAX
1 stop9h 17mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/215:40 amLAX - LGA
1 stop6h 49mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$126
Mi 5/112:59 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop13h 43mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/78:28 amLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 01mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/16$128
Mi 5/158:09 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop8h 19mSpirit Airlines
Do 5/168:27 amLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 02mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$129
Di 5/286:55 amEWR - LAX
Nonstop5h 59mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/285:12 pmLAX - EWR
1 stop17h 12mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/18$130
Di 5/77:57 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop8h 18mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/141:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops21h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$131
Di 5/145:34 pmEWR - BUR
2 stops19h 20mSpirit Airlines
Mi 5/156:18 pmBUR - EWR
2 stops16h 40mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$132

Cheap Delta flights from New York to California

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Delta for the route between New York and California. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,192,047 searches. Data last updated April 18, 2024.
Browse through some of the cheapest Delta flights traveling from New York to California. Ensure the flight price, dates, time, and airline match your criteria before you book.
Di 5/76:14 amEWR - SFO
1 stop9h 19mDelta
Di 5/712:40 amSFO - EWR
1 stop7h 15mDelta
Deal found 4/16$256
Do 4/255:00 pmLGA - ONT
1 stop8h 57mDelta
Fr 4/2612:35 pmONT - LGA
1 stop7h 08mDelta
Deal found 4/17$276
Mi 4/249:50 amLGA - ONT
2 stops12h 51mDelta
Fr 4/2612:35 pmONT - LGA
1 stop8h 11mDelta
Deal found 4/17$281
Di 5/78:00 amJFK - LAX
Nonstop5h 55mDelta
So 5/199:25 pmLAX - JFK
Nonstop5h 20mDelta
Deal found 4/18$288
Di 4/239:36 amEWR - SAN
1 stop7h 48mDelta
Di 4/237:25 pmSAN - EWR
1 stop7h 52mDelta
Deal found 4/16$296
Di 5/78:00 amJFK - LAX
Nonstop5h 55mDelta
Sa 5/186:15 amLAX - JFK
Nonstop5h 25mDelta
Deal found 4/18$342
Di 5/287:00 amJFK - LAX
Nonstop5h 55mDelta
Mo 7/810:20 pmLAX - JFK
Nonstop5h 25mDelta
Deal found 4/18$365
Mi 6/198:00 amJFK - LAX
Nonstop5h 50mDelta
Fr 6/289:20 pmLAX - JFK
Nonstop5h 25mDelta
Deal found 4/17$416
Do 7/47:00 amJFK - LAX
Nonstop5h 50mDelta
Mi 7/1711:50 pmLAX - JFK
Nonstop5h 40mDelta
Deal found 4/17$425

Cheap New York to California flights in April & May 2024

Find cheap flight options from New York to California specifically for the months of April and May 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,192,047 searches. Prices were last updated on April 18, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from New York to California in April and May 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Di 5/149:51 amLGA - LAX
1 stop9h 17mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/2110:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops12h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$113
Di 5/148:35 amLGA - LAX
2 stops19h 44mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/2110:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops12h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$123
Di 5/149:51 amLGA - LAX
1 stop9h 17mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/2110:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops12h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$125
Di 5/149:51 amLGA - LAX
1 stop9h 17mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/215:40 amLAX - LGA
1 stop6h 49mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$126
Mi 5/112:59 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop13h 43mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/78:28 amLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 01mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/16$128
Mi 5/158:09 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop8h 19mSpirit Airlines
Do 5/168:27 amLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 02mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$129
Mi 5/157:57 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop8h 02mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/2110:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops12h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/16$130
Di 5/77:57 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop8h 18mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/141:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops21h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$131
Di 5/145:34 pmEWR - BUR
2 stops19h 20mSpirit Airlines
Mi 5/156:18 pmBUR - EWR
2 stops16h 40mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$132

New York to California 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between New York and California in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,192,047 searches. Data last updated April 18, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from New York to California in April and May 2024. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Di 5/149:51 amLGA - LAX
1 stop9h 17mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/2110:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops12h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$113
Di 5/148:35 amLGA - LAX
2 stops19h 44mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/2110:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops12h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$123
Di 5/149:51 amLGA - LAX
1 stop9h 17mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/2110:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops12h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$125
Di 5/149:51 amLGA - LAX
1 stop9h 17mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/215:40 amLAX - LGA
1 stop6h 49mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$126
Mi 5/112:59 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop13h 43mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/78:28 amLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 01mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/16$128
Mi 5/158:09 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop8h 19mSpirit Airlines
Do 5/168:27 amLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 02mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$129
Mi 5/157:57 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop8h 02mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/2110:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops12h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/16$130
Di 5/77:57 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop8h 18mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/141:43 pmLAX - LGA
2 stops21h 42mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$131
Di 5/145:34 pmEWR - BUR
2 stops19h 20mSpirit Airlines
Mi 5/156:18 pmBUR - EWR
2 stops16h 40mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$132

Non-stop flights to California from New York

Discover non-stop flight options from New York to California. Find direct flights with no layovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore non-stop flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,192,047 searches. Data last updated April 18, 2024.
For a quicker trip, book one of these direct flights from New York to California. Search for alternative flights from New York to California by utilizing the search form above.
So 5/266:15 amEWR - LAX
Nonstop5h 59mSpirit Airlines
Mi 5/299:24 pmLAX - EWR
Nonstop5h 26mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$209
Sa 5/256:55 amEWR - LAX
Nonstop5h 59mSpirit Airlines
Mo 6/39:24 pmLAX - EWR
Nonstop5h 26mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$224
Di 5/216:55 amEWR - LAX
Nonstop5h 59mSpirit Airlines
Di 5/289:24 pmLAX - EWR
Nonstop5h 26mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$230
Mi 5/226:55 amEWR - LAX
Nonstop5h 59mSpirit Airlines
So 5/269:16 pmLAX - EWR
Nonstop5h 28mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$231
Sa 5/256:55 amEWR - LAX
Nonstop5h 59mSpirit Airlines
Sa 6/19:24 pmLAX - EWR
Nonstop5h 26mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$233
Fr 5/106:55 amEWR - LAX
Nonstop5h 59mSpirit Airlines
Sa 5/189:24 pmLAX - EWR
Nonstop5h 26mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$234
Mi 5/86:55 amEWR - LAX
Nonstop5h 59mSpirit Airlines
Do 5/309:16 pmLAX - EWR
Nonstop5h 28mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$235
Mi 5/155:35 pmEWR - SAN
Nonstop6h 07mAlaska Airlines
So 5/267:00 amSAN - EWR
Nonstop5h 33mAlaska Airlines
Deal found 4/18$237
Fr 5/37:00 amEWR - LAX
Nonstop6h 07mSpirit Airlines
Mo 5/69:28 pmLAX - EWR
Nonstop5h 31mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$239

New York to California flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from New York to California for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,192,047 searches. Data last updated April 18, 2024.
Check out these flights departing soon from New York to California. To prevent any unwanted surprises, users should verify their flight info before booking.
Di 4/2312:29 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop12h 11mFrontier
Di 5/710:40 pmLAX - LGA
1 stop9h 57mFrontier
Deal found 4/17$161
Do 4/2512:29 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop12h 11mFrontier
Sa 5/410:30 pmLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 07mFrontier
Deal found 4/17$170
Do 4/2512:29 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop12h 11mMultiple Airlines
Di 5/145:40 amLAX - LGA
1 stop6h 49mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/17$172
Di 4/2312:29 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop12h 11mFrontier
Di 5/148:11 amLAX - LGA
2 stops11h 59mFrontier
Deal found 4/17$174
Di 4/2312:29 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop12h 11mFrontier
Mo 5/610:30 pmLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 07mFrontier
Deal found 4/17$175
Sa 4/2712:29 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop12h 11mFrontier
Do 5/210:30 pmLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 07mFrontier
Deal found 4/17$178
Do 4/2512:29 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop12h 11mMultiple Airlines
Mi 5/88:27 amLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 02mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/17$179
Sa 4/2712:29 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop12h 11mMultiple Airlines
Sa 5/48:28 amLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 01mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/17$181
Do 4/2512:29 pmLGA - LAX
1 stop12h 11mFrontier
Mo 5/610:30 pmLAX - LGA
1 stop10h 07mFrontier
Deal found 4/17$184

One-way flights to California from New York

Search for one-way flight options from New York to California. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,192,047 searches. Data last updated April 18, 2024.
If you're seeking multiple options on one-way flights from New York to California, be sure to check out these deals, which are updated often. Those seeking round-trip flights from New York to California should utilize the search form at the the top of the page.
Di 5/145:34 pmEWR - LAX
2 stops10h 45mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$57
Mi 5/85:34 pmEWR - BUR
2 stops18h 14mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$63
Di 5/145:34 pmEWR - LAX
2 stops10h 45mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$64
Mi 5/85:34 pmEWR - BUR
2 stops18h 14mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$65
Mi 5/85:34 pmEWR - BUR
2 stops18h 14mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$67
Mi 5/1510:50 pmLGA - SFO
1 stop15h 12mFrontier
Deal found 4/17$75
Sa 5/410:00 pmLGA - ONT
1 stop14h 29mFrontier
Deal found 4/17$75
Di 5/214:49 pmEWR - LAX
2 stops32h 03mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/17$75
Di 5/215:34 pmEWR - LAX
2 stops10h 45mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/18$76

Find flights from New York to California within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from New York to California that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,192,047 searches. Data last updated April 18, 2024.

Fly from

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Fly to

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$113 - $261

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Price

New York LaGuardiaLos Angeles

LGA - LAX

LGALAX

New York LaGuardia

Di 5/14

1 stop9h 17m

Los Angeles

Di 5/21

2 stops12h 42m

$113

New York LaGuardiaLos Angeles

LGA - LAX

LGALAX

New York LaGuardia

Di 5/14

2 stops19h 44m

Los Angeles

Di 5/21

2 stops12h 42m

$123

New York LaGuardiaSan Francisco

LGA - SFO

LGASFO

New York LaGuardia

Mi 5/1

2 stops20h 58m

San Francisco

Di 5/7

1 stop8h 38m

$152

New York LaGuardiaLos Angeles

LGA - LAX

LGALAX

New York LaGuardia

Sa 5/4

1 stop12h 11m

Los Angeles

Di 5/14

1 stop7h 35m

$164

NewarkSan Diego

EWR - SAN

EWRSAN

Newark

Mi 5/8

1 stop7h 46m

San Diego

Di 5/14

Nonstop5h 16m

$226

NewarkSan Diego

EWR - SAN

EWRSAN

Newark

Do 5/9

1 stop9h 01m

San Diego

Mo 5/13

1 stop9h 12m

$233

NewarkSan Diego

EWR - SAN

EWRSAN

Newark

Fr 5/17

Nonstop5h 57m

San Diego

So 5/26

Nonstop5h 33m

$247

NewarkSan Diego

EWR - SAN

EWRSAN

Newark

Do 5/9

1 stop7h 42m

San Diego

Sa 5/11

1 stop10h 07m

$256

New York John F Kennedy IntlLos Angeles

JFK - LAX

JFKLAX

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Di 5/7

Nonstop6h 10m

Los Angeles

Di 5/7

Nonstop5h 30m

$261

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Reviews of airlines servicing California

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to California. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to California. Reviews last updated April 18, 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines operating flights from New York to California, such as Spirit Airlines, Delta and Alaska Airlines. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,215 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendant on the flight was extremely unprofessional and obnoxious. He treated the entire plane as if we were on a seventh grade camping trip. He thought he was funny but was actually rude to us while we were on the ground waiting to continue to our final stop. It was like being stuck with a bad comedian for four solid hours. We flew from Chicago to Long Beach to Reno over 5 hours and they did not have any food other then graham crackers. Because of being delayed no one had time to get food in the airport between flights. Terrible experience and Southwest should look into this crew member.

Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,215 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,215 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendant on the flight was extremely unprofessional and obnoxious. He treated the entire plane as if we were on a seventh grade camping trip. He thought he was funny but was actually rude to us while we were on the ground waiting to continue to our final stop. It was like being stuck with a bad comedian for four solid hours. We flew from Chicago to Long Beach to Reno over 5 hours and they did not have any food other then graham crackers. Because of being delayed no one had time to get food in the airport between flights. Terrible experience and Southwest should look into this crew member.

8.1
Very good
9,106 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,215 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendant on the flight was extremely unprofessional and obnoxious. He treated the entire plane as if we were on a seventh grade camping trip. He thought he was funny but was actually rude to us while we were on the ground waiting to continue to our final stop. It was like being stuck with a bad comedian for four solid hours. We flew from Chicago to Long Beach to Reno over 5 hours and they did not have any food other then graham crackers. Because of being delayed no one had time to get food in the airport between flights. Terrible experience and Southwest should look into this crew member.

8.1
Very good
11,104 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,215 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendant on the flight was extremely unprofessional and obnoxious. He treated the entire plane as if we were on a seventh grade camping trip. He thought he was funny but was actually rude to us while we were on the ground waiting to continue to our final stop. It was like being stuck with a bad comedian for four solid hours. We flew from Chicago to Long Beach to Reno over 5 hours and they did not have any food other then graham crackers. Because of being delayed no one had time to get food in the airport between flights. Terrible experience and Southwest should look into this crew member.

7.7
Good
4,678 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,215 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendant on the flight was extremely unprofessional and obnoxious. He treated the entire plane as if we were on a seventh grade camping trip. He thought he was funny but was actually rude to us while we were on the ground waiting to continue to our final stop. It was like being stuck with a bad comedian for four solid hours. We flew from Chicago to Long Beach to Reno over 5 hours and they did not have any food other then graham crackers. Because of being delayed no one had time to get food in the airport between flights. Terrible experience and Southwest should look into this crew member.

7.6
Good
3,977 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
6,215 reviews

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendant on the flight was extremely unprofessional and obnoxious. He treated the entire plane as if we were on a seventh grade camping trip. He thought he was funny but was actually rude to us while we were on the ground waiting to continue to our final stop. It was like being stuck with a bad comedian for four solid hours. We flew from Chicago to Long Beach to Reno over 5 hours and they did not have any food other then graham crackers. Because of being delayed no one had time to get food in the airport between flights. Terrible experience and Southwest should look into this crew member.

New York to California Travel Guide

With quite a few different regions and countless interesting neighborhoods, California is home to many of the hottest destinations on the West Coast. Those looking to spend time near the water have Lake Tahoe or Southern California's stunning beaches. If you want to check out the state's art and nightlife, you can do so in the downtown areas of any major cities, although Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego are three standouts. You have your pick of direct flights between New York City and California every day, and many get you there in under six hours.

While you can travel throughout California to hit as many landmarks as possible, many travelers prefer getting to know a single city. Keep in mind that while many cities in California have public transportation, it's not like New York, and the state is definitely more car-friendly. Outdoor activities are where California shines. Scenic getaways, such as Ojai and Big Sur, the beautiful vineyards in Napa Valley and the state's many national parks all provide the opportunity to bask in the sun and spend time in a natural setting.

Have your own California adventure for your next vacation. Take advantage of our smart search engine to see all your cheap flight options from New York City to California.

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from New York to California. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.
  • How long is the flight from New York to California?

    On a direct flight from New York City to California, your flight time could be as short as five and a half hours. Keep in mind that California has many airports, and flight time depends on your exact destination.

  • Which airlines operate flights from New York City to California?

    Direct flights from New York to California are available with American Airlines, Delta, jetBlue and Virgin America. Multiple other airlines operate flights with stops on the way.

  • How frequent are flights between New York and California?

    New York City to California has several popular routes and flights are very frequent. There are dozens of direct flights from New York City to California every day, along with many more indirect flights, although some destinations in the state are much more popular than others.

  • Which airports serve New York City to California?

    John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport serve New York, but only the former offers direct flights to California. While Los Angeles International Airport has long been the busiest in California, there are also major airports in San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland, San Jose and several more of the state's larger cities.

  • Which direct flight route between New York and California is cheapest?

    While John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is the most popular direct flight route from New York City to Los Angeles, that doesn't always make it the cheapest. Since it depends on what deals the airlines have available, the cheapest route can fluctuate. When searching for flights to California, pick where you'd like to go first, and then search for flights to that destination.

  • Which airlines fly directly from New York to California?

    If you are departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport some flights that you can take that are direct to California include ones on either United Airlines or Delta Airlines to Los Angeles International Airport. American Airlines and JetBlue offer direct service to San Francisco International Airport. Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines offer direct flights to San Diego. If you will be departing from Newark International Airport some of the direct flight choices you have include direct flights on Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, and United Airlines to San Francisco International Airport. You can also find direct flights from here aboard Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, American Airlines, and United Airlines to Los Angeles International Airport.

  • What are the stopover options between New York to California?

    On trips from Newark International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, one choice for a one-stop flight includes one aboard United Airlines that has a layover at Denver International Airport (DEN) which will add about one hour and 30 minutes to your travel time compared to the nonstop flight between these two airports. If you are departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport and traveling to San Francisco International Airport you can fly on a one-stop flight on American Airlines that has a stop at Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) that will add about two hours and 30 minutes compared to the nonstop option. With both of these options, the nonstop route is still going to be the more cost-effective choice.

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

    Because both New York City and the state of California are in the United States there is no need for passengers traveling between these two locations to have either a passport or a visa to make the trip. Bear in mind that in the near future all passengers on these routes will require a REAL ID to make the trip. Also keep in mind that when you travel on these flights you can only take one carry-on bag and one personal bag, such as a purse or a laptop bag, onboard the plane.

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

    Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to California for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $113, but on average you can expect to pay $133.

  • Are there nonstop flights from New York to California for under $300 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to California under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to California is less than $240.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from New York to California for under $200?

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

  • What days are nonstop flights available from New York to California?

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

  • How many flights depart from New York to California on average per day?

    Per day, 26 flights depart from New York to California on average.
    Morning (6am - Noon) - 46% of flight departures
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 23% of flight departures
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 31% of flight departures

  • How long is the flight from New York to California?

    For as low as $113, Spirit Airlines can have you in California from New York in 9h 17m. New York and California are separated by a distance of 2483 mi.

  • What are the most popular routes from New York to California?

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from New York to California?

  • What are the most reliable airlines from New York to California?

    No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from New York to California consider choosing LOT (95%), Japan Airlines (95%) or Qantas Airways (90%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

  • What are the cheapest flights from New York to California?

    On average you can expect to pay $1,033 for a flight from New York to California. The cheapest flight overall is $143 while the most popular route, (Newark - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $140.

  • What does JFK to LAX mean?

    These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to Los Angeles Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a JFK to LAX flight. While you’re still figuring out your travel plans, it’s not a bad idea to learn the names and codes of other airports around these areas: San Francisco Airport (SFO), San Diego Airport (SAN), Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport (SNA), San Jose Airport (SJC), Sacramento Intl Airport (SMF).

  • Can I find deals for flights from New York to California that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your New York to California flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from New York to California with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter New York to California flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from New York to California that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on New York to California flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from New York to California?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from New York to California.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from New York to California?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from New York to California by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from New York to California that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from New York to California offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from New York to California?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on New York to California flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the New York to California flight deals updated?

    The New York to California flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 4/17.

  • What are the most eco-friendly airlines from New York to California?

    Flights to California from New York are offered by a number of eco-friendly airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines. Each of these airlines is committed to sustainable travel both in their policies and practices. For example, American Airlines actively works with airports to reduce jet fuel waste, and thereby lower emissions. Delta Airlines has also focused on increasingly utilizing alternative aviation fuels to reduce carbon emissions in addition to instituting recycling practices which keep aluminum and uniform material out of landfills. For its part, United Airlines has made a public commitment to become carbon neutral in the coming years by utilizing alternative aviation fuels and by maintaining a new and more fuel-efficient fleet of air planes in order to reduce both waste and high-altitude carbon emissions.

  • How can I fly more sustainably from New York to California?

    After you book your next flight to California from New York, you can join in the global movement towards sustainable travel practices even before leaving the ground. For example, consider using eco-friendly sunscreen while on California’s beaches in order to reduce chemical pollution of the ocean. When preparing for your trip, another helpful tip is to pack as lightly as possible. The lighter the load, the less fuel an airplane must burn in flight, after all. It’s also a good idea to consider which flights to California have the fewest connections or the shortest flight times. These will be the itineraries which have the smallest environmental footprint in terms of emissions and the use of jet fuel en route.

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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$63Average$271FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$91Average$407FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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JetBlueCheapest$99Average$366FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
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United AirlinesCheapest$99Average$452FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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DeltaCheapest$128Average$402FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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Breeze AirwaysCheapest$138Average$258FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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Sun Country AirCheapest$144Average$374FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%
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FrontierCheapest$160Average$242FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
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American AirlinesCheapest$178Average$409FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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SkyWest AirlinesCheapest$253Average$398FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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