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How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to California

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to California from New York. Prices for August average $307 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $107. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 55% on your journey compared to booking in August

Cheap flights from New York to California in November, December 2020

The best prices found for NYC to California flights for November, December
16 Dec - 13 Jan
$54pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
18 Dec - 20 Dec
$54pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
18 Dec - 5 Jan
$55pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia

New York to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from New York found for next year
16 Dec - 13 Jan
$54pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
18 Dec - 20 Dec
$54pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
18 Dec - 5 Jan
$55pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia

Non-stop flights to California from New York

Save time with New York to California direct flight deals
9 Dec - 17 Dec
$158pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
9 Dec - 11 Dec
$159pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
6 Dec - 13 Dec
$160pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from New York to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from New York, departing today and this week
4 Dec - 20 Dec
$59pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
4 Dec - 11 Jan
$78pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
2 Dec - 16 Dec
$79pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia

One-way flights to California from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to California
5:49 am - 1:58 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
11h 09m
LGA - LAX
Frontier
$40
KAYAK
6:07 am - 5:07 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
26h 00m
EWR - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$42
Gotogate
11:45 am - 7:20 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
10h 35m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$44
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New York to California flights.

Flight FAQs

From New York to California

Are flight prices decreasing from New York 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 New York 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from New York to California to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, and Delta are some of the many airlines that have done so. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from New York to California. Policies will vary by airline.

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

United Airlines, Alaska 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 York to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $54, but on average you can expect to pay $60.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to California is less than $164.

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

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

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

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

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

When booking a flight from New York to California, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, Endeavor Airlines or American Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

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

While some choose either Newark - Los Angeles or Newark - San Francisco, New York John F Kennedy Intl - Los Angeles is the most popular route from New York to California.

What are the cheapest Flights from New York to California?

On average you can expect to pay $294 for a flight from New York to California. The cheapest flight overall is $119 while the most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $161.

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

Before booking your flight to California from New York, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Icelandair (100%), Fiji Airways (100%), Iberia( 100%).

How long is the flight from New York to California?

A quick flight from New York to California can take about 5h 59m. JetBlue provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $229. All flights are typically nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from New York to California round-trip?

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($54), offers the cheapest pricing from New York to California.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $20. Check flights for Spirit Airlines, as they currently have the next best price.

Arrival points for flights from New York to California

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from New York to California
Flight duration
6h 04m

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing

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

Top 9 airlines from New York to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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
Sun Country Air
$118 $263 N/A 83%
Spirit Airlines
$73 $266 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$82 $269 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$117 $309 No cancel fee 75%
JetBlue
$118 $348 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$107 $360 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$97 $366 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$118 $385 No cancel fee N/A
Endeavor Airlines
$406 $651 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Endeavor Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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