Cheap flights from South Dakota (SD) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
South Dakota to California

All the information you need to plan the best null to LAX flight in 2021: compare South Dakota to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Dakota to California?

To save up to 20% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 17 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from South Dakota to California from $75 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $95 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Dakota to California?

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to California from South Dakota. Users have commonly found prices around $86 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $43. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from South Dakota to California in July, August 2021

The best prices found for South Dakota to California flights for July, August
9 Aug - 16 Aug
$129pp
RAP
Rapid City
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
RAP
Rapid City
4 Aug - 7 Aug
$169pp
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field
11 Aug - 16 Aug
$183pp
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field

South Dakota to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from South Dakota found for this year
9 Aug - 16 Aug
$129pp
RAP
Rapid City
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
RAP
Rapid City
14 Sep - 21 Sep
$167pp
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field
7 Sep - 13 Sep
$167pp
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field

Non-stop flights to California from South Dakota

Save time with South Dakota to California direct flight deals
9 Aug - 16 Aug
$129pp
RAP
Rapid City
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
RAP
Rapid City
4 Aug - 7 Aug
$169pp
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field

Last minute flights from South Dakota to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from South Dakota, departing today and this week
4 Aug - 7 Aug
$169pp
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
FSD
Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field
5 Aug - 9 Aug
$198pp
RAP
Rapid City
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
RAP
Rapid City
6 Aug - 14 Aug
$217pp
RAP
Rapid City
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
RAP
Rapid City

One-way flights to California from South Dakota

The cheapest one-way flights from South Dakota to California
6:12 pm - 7:33 pm
Allegiant Air
Nonstop
3h 21m
FSD - LAX
Allegiant Air
$102
mytrip.com
4:15 pm - 8:02 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
5h 47m
FSD - SFO
Frontier
$134
JustFly
4:15 pm - 1:19 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
23h 04m
FSD - SMF
Multiple Airlines
$137
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From South Dakota to California

Are flight prices decreasing from South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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.

Which airlines flying from South Dakota to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta 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 South Dakota to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Dakota to California for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $129, but on average you can expect to pay $183.

Are there nonstop flights from South Dakota to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 2 direct flights from South Dakota to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from South Dakota to California is less than $149.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Dakota to California for under $200?

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

What are the most popular airlines that fly from South Dakota to California?

Before booking your flight from South Dakota to California check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta.

What are the most popular routes from South Dakota to California?

The most popular route from South Dakota to California is Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field - San Diego. You may also consider Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field - Los Angeles or Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field - San Francisco.

What are the cheapest Flights from South Dakota to California?

Looking for the cheapest flight from South Dakota to California? While on average our users pay $542, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $99. The most popular route (Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field - San Diego), is priced around $216.

How long is the flight from South Dakota to California?

Departing from South Dakota to California will take you 2h 49m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from South Dakota to California round-trip?

According to our current data, Allegiant Air ($129), Frontier ($167), and American Airlines ($195) offers the cheapest pricing from South Dakota to California.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Dakota to California one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Allegiant Air, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $57. Allegiant Air is not the only option available. At the moment, Frontier is another option, for $89.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from South Dakota?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Dakota must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Dakota are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Do I need a test to fly back to South Dakota from California?

Returning to South Dakota from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Dakota.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering South Dakota.

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Dakota to California.
Flight duration
2h 57m

Airports servicing

Huron Howes (HON)
Pierre (PIR)
Rapid City (RAP)
Aberdeen (ABR)
Watertown (ATY)

Airports servicing

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

Top 5 airlines flying from South Dakota to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from South Dakota 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
Allegiant Air
$97 $188 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$102 $236 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$177 $398 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$179 $429 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$172 $467 No cancel fee N/A
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