Cheap flights from New York (NYC) to California (CA)

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

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to LAX flight in 2021: compare New York to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in 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 17 days in advance to save up to 20% 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 17 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 $75, or $95 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to California from New York. 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 New York to California in May, June 2021

The best prices found for NYC to California flights for May, June
18 May - 21 May
$165pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
25 May - 16 Jun
$166pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$168pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia

New York to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from New York found for this year
18 May - 21 May
$165pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
25 May - 16 Jun
$166pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$168pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia

Non-stop flights to California from New York

Save time with New York to California direct flight deals
19 Jun - 10 Jul
$221pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
19 Jun - 10 Jul
$228pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7 Oct - 11 Oct
$235pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
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
18 May - 21 May
$165pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
19 May - 26 May
$168pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
22 May - 26 May
$169pp
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
6:00 am - 7:16 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
28h 16m
EWR - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$87
Kiwi.com
2:54 pm - 7:53 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
31h 59m
EWR - LAX
Frontier
$89
Kiwi.com
8:10 am - 1:55 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 45m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$95
mytrip.com

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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 is one of them. 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 $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 $165, but on average you can expect to pay $176.

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 are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, 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 New York John F Kennedy Intl - Los Angeles or New York John F Kennedy Intl - San Francisco, Newark - 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 $793 for a flight from New York to California. The cheapest flight overall is $119 while the most popular route, (Newark - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $196.

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: Fiji Airways (100%), United Airlines (100%), Brussels Airlines( 100%).

How long is the flight from New York to California?

A quick flight from New York to California can take about 5h 54m. Delta provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $313. 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 ($165), 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 Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $71. Check flights for Frontier, as they currently have the next best price.

Destination points for flights from New York to California

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New York to California.
Flight duration
5h 51m

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing

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

Top 9 airlines flying 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 No cancel fee 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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