Cheap flights from North Carolina (NC) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
North Carolina to California

All the information you need to plan the best null to LAX flight in 2022: compare North Carolina to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
How far in advance should I book a flight from North Carolina to California?

Users have found that booking a flight from North Carolina to California at least 14 days early can save you up to 3% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 14 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from North Carolina to California for as little as $312 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $332 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

When is the cheapest time to fly from North Carolina to California (NC - CA)?

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

What is the cheapest month to fly from North Carolina to California?

Flights from North Carolina to California lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from North Carolina to California in September, with the cheapest ticket starting at $190.

Cheap flights from North Carolina to California in January, February 2022

The best prices found for North Carolina to California flights for January, February
5 Feb - 9 Feb
$94pp
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
5 Feb - 12 Feb
$98pp
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
12 Feb - 16 Feb
$100pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

North Carolina to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from North Carolina found for this year
5 Feb - 9 Feb
$94pp
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
5 Feb - 12 Feb
$98pp
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
12 Feb - 16 Feb
$100pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Non-stop flights to California from North Carolina

Save time with North Carolina to California direct flight deals
25 Feb - 2 Mar
$218pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
4 Mar - 8 Mar
$224pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
1 Apr - 8 Apr
$230pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Last minute flights from North Carolina to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from North Carolina, departing today and this week
5 Feb - 9 Feb
$94pp
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
5 Feb - 12 Feb
$98pp
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
5 Feb - 15 Feb
$104pp
CLT
Charlotte Douglas
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ONT
Ontario
ONT
Ontario
Frontier
 
1 STOP
CLT
Charlotte Douglas

One-way flights to California from North Carolina

The cheapest one-way flights from North Carolina to California
3:16 pm - 2:16 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
14h 00m
CLT - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$60
FareScan
3:16 pm - 2:44 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
14h 28m
CLT - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$62
Kiwi.com
1:44 pm - 10:32 am
Frontier
1 Stop
23h 48m
RDU - SAN
Frontier
$63
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Flight FAQs

From North Carolina to California

Which airlines flying from North Carolina to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from North Carolina to California that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from North Carolina to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from North Carolina to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $98, but on average you can expect to pay $108.

Are there nonstop flights from North Carolina to California for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from North Carolina to California under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from North Carolina to California is less than $259.

Are there last-minute flights available from North Carolina to California for under $100?

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

What days are nonstop flights available from North Carolina to California?

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

How popular is this North Carolina to California flight route?

Within the past month, 440 users have taken a look at flights from North Carolina to California.

How many flights depart from North Carolina to California on average per day?

Per day, 3 flights depart from North Carolina to California on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from North Carolina to California?

There are many flights that can get you from North Carolina to California in 10h. Fly via Frontier or Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance from North Carolina to California is about 2132 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

How long is the flight from North Carolina to California ?

The length of your nonstop flight to California depends on your destination, with the fastest being to San Diego in four hours and 45 minutes and the longest at five hours and 30 minutes to San Jose.

Which airlines operate flights from North Carolina to California ?

The Charlotte International Airport is American Airlines second largest hub. Other major airlines operating from Charlotte are Frontier, United, Delta, Southwest and jetBlue, so you have many quality carriers to choose from.

How frequent are flights between North Carolina and California ?

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the world, offering more than 160 nonstop destinations with more than 700 departures and landings occurring daily. California's main destinations are served by several airports, with the largest being Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and San Diego International Airport.

Which airports serve North Carolina to California ?

Your best bet for convenience when flying from Charlotte to California is to book your flight out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport also serves much of California, but it is over two hours northeast of Charlotte. The major destination airports when traveling nonstop from Charlotte to California are Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and San Jose.

Which direct flight route between North Carolina and California is cheapest?

The least expensive route from Charlotte to the west coast is San Diego or Los Angeles. Low peak times in which to snag affordable airfare and accommodations is during January and February, late April, and September through November.Weather is not really a major concern when deciding the best time to leave North Carolina for a West Coast vacation. The winters in North Carolina are mild, while the winters in California are modest as well. So your biggest challenge in choosing a time to visit Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, San Jose or San Francisco depends more on the "tourist" season in the area you want to visit. For example, if you are heading for Disneyland and want to save some money, avoid summer, public holidays, Christmas and spring break. However, if you book at least 90 days in advance and don't mind more crowds than those experienced in other times of the year, then you may still find some very reasonable deals. If can book your California vacation either just before or after summer, and avoid major holidays like Christmas, you'll be able to find reasonably priced airfares and hotels. To find the cheapest flights from North Carolina to California, try out our smart search engine and let us be your one-stop, go-to destination for affordable travel.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from North Carolina?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from North Carolina must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from North Carolina are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Do I need a test to fly back to North Carolina from California?

Returning to North Carolina from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to North Carolina.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering North Carolina.

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from North Carolina to California.

Airports servicing

New Bern (EWN)
Fayetteville (FAY)
Greensboro (GSO)
Wilmington (ILM)
Winston-Salem (INT)

Airports servicing

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

Top 8 airlines flying from North Carolina to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from North Carolina 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
Frontier
$78 $230 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$83 $321 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$98 $328 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$106 $366 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$106 $430 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$132 $424 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$146 $349 No cancel fee 62%
Endeavor Airlines
$439 $489 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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