Cheap flights from Texas (TX) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Texas to California

All the information you need to plan the best null to LAX flight in 2022: compare Texas to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Texas to California (TX - CA)?

When flying from Texas to California, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Texas to California?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to California. Flights to California from Texas in August are about $162 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $48.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 25 days in advance to save up to 31% 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 25 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 Texas to California 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $161, or $210 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from Texas to California in May, June 2022

The best prices found for Texas to California flights for May, June
8 Jun - 15 Jun
$143pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
25 May - 8 Jun
$145pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
14 Jun - 15 Jun
$148pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

Texas to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Texas found for this year
23 Sep - 26 Sep
$124pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
3 Sep - 10 Sep
$130pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
7 Sep - 9 Sep
$133pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom

Non-stop flights to California from Texas

Save time with Texas to California direct flight deals
23 Sep - 26 Sep
$124pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
23 Aug - 28 Aug
$130pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
7 Sep - 9 Sep
$134pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom

Last minute flights from Texas to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Texas, departing today and this week
21 May - 29 May
$153pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
17 May - 21 May
$156pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
21 May - 29 May
$159pp
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom

One-way flights to California from Texas

The cheapest one-way flights from Texas to California
11:55 am - 1:17 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
3h 22m
AUS - LAX
United Airlines
$74
United
6:00 pm - 7:09 pm
JetBlue
Nonstop
3h 09m
AUS - LAX
JetBlue
3:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Delta
1 Stop
7h 30m
AUS - LAX
Delta
$81
Delta

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Flight FAQs

From Texas to California

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines flying from Texas to California have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Texas to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Texas to California for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $124, but on average you can expect to pay $142.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Texas to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Texas to California is less than $148.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Texas to California?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 4 flights from Texas to California on average per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Texas to California?

Departing from Texas to California will take you 3h 14m. The distance from Texas to California is about 1239 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $55 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $62 and Frontier from $69 one-way.

How long is the flight from Texas to California?

If you're leaving from Dallas, you can reach Los Angeles in just under two hours and 50 minutes. You can also fly to San Francisco in around three hours and 20 minutes or get to San Diego in two hours and 40 minutes. Flights from Houston to Los Angeles are just over three hours, and a flight from Austin to Los Angeles are around two hours and 45 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights from Texas to California?

The states of Texas and California host some of the country's busiest airports by passenger traffic, which means you can find direct flights through most major airlines. Some of your options include American, United and Delta as well as jetBlue, Spirit and Sun Country. Keep in mind that bigger airports such as Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles offer the most diverse airline choices.

How frequent are flights between Texas and California?

Thanks to the generous number of major airports in both states, you can find dozens of direct flights from Texas to California on any given day. For example, around 10 flights leave from Dallas to San Francisco on a daily basis, and around a dozen leave from Dallas to Los Angeles. You can often find flights to major California destinations leaving every hour or so during the afternoon and evening.

Which airports serve Texas to California?

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the biggest and busiest airport in the state, but other major airports include George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin. In California, Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport are the two busiest options while a few others include San Diego International Airport and Oakland International Airport.

Which direct flight route between Texas and California is cheapest?

You can generally find the cheapest direct flights from Dallas to San Francisco as well as Dallas to Los Angeles since the cities' busy airports offer a larger number of flights between the two states.Texas may have its wide open spaces, BBQ grills and rodeos, but few can resist the temptation to escape the state for a while, trading rugged Texas terrain for the redwood forests or sprawling beaches of sunny California. If you're headed to the Los Angeles area, be sure to embark on a whale-watching cruise from Long Beach or stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If San Diego is your destination, check out the marine mammals at Sea World. Headed to Yosemite, Sequoia or one of the state's other pristine National Parks? A good idea is to use the shuttle to and within the park to avoid headaches. California enjoys mild weather year-round, but winters can get chilly, especially north along the coast. Come prepared with jeans, closed shoes and a light jacket for a fall or winter trip.Book your flight from Texas to California today, and start dreaming of your vacation on the Pacific. Be sure to try our smart search engine to quickly find your flight.

How busy are the airports in Texas and California?

Three airports serve Texas to California flights. They are Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Of the three, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport offers the most flights to California. Located halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. Thus, if you’re to board your flight to California at this airport, you can count on encountering lots of human traffic. In California, most flights from Texas usually land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Regarded by many as one of the best airports in the country, this airport is one you can easily leave, as it has plenty of cabs, shuttles, and car rentals. Other flights from Texas to California usually land at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Diego International Airport (SAN), and Oakland International Airport (OAK).

Which airlines fly directly from Texas to California?

Several airlines fly directly to California from Texas. These airlines include American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. Given that all these airlines offer numerous direct flights to California from Texas, it’s safe to say that you can easily find one that offers a flight that is convenient for you. It’s worth stating that if you’d like to travel to California on board a pocket-friendly direct flight, you should consider traveling with Spirit Airlines, as this airline offers remarkably cheap direct flights. It’s also worth stating that if you’re a fan of sustainable travel, you should consider flying from Texas to California aboard one of the direct flights offered by either American Airlines or Delta Airlines, as these airlines are the top eco-friendly airlines in the country.

What are the stopover options between Texas to California?

The most popular stopover options between Texas and California are Denver and Las Vegas. If you select a flight with a stopover in Denver, you’ll land at Denver International Airport. Home to friendly staff, this airport is highly reviewed because it features amenities like onsite restaurants, well-stocked boutiques, and comfortable lounges. On the other hand, if you select a flight with a stopover in Las Vegas, you’ll land at the highly acclaimed McCarran International Airport. Similar to Denver International Airport, this renowned airport boasts spacious lounges, clean facilities, wonderful boutiques, and onsite restaurants. Given that both these airports have top-notch amenities, at either, you’re bound to have a good time.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Texas to California?

To fly to California from Texas, there are several documents that you can use as an American to pass airport security. They include your passport, driver’s license, photo ID issued by a federally recognized tribe, transportation worker identification credential, border crossing card, or HSPD -12 PIV card. If you’re a foreigner but a permanent resident of the country, you can use your permanent resident card. However, if you’re a foreigner in the country for a short tour, you must present your foreign-government issued passport to be allowed to travel.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from Texas?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Texas must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Texas from California?

Returning to Texas from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Texas.

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

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Texas to California.
Flight duration from Texas to California
3h 07m

Airports servicing

Brownsville (BRO)
College Station (CLL)
Corpus Christi (CRP)
Del Rio Intl (DRT)
El Paso (ELP)

Airports servicing

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

Top 10 airlines flying from Texas to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Texas 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
Juneyao Airlines
$9 $21 No cancel fee 66%

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

Spirit Airlines
$39 $170 No cancel fee 65%
Allegiant Air
$40 $121 No cancel fee 88%
Frontier
$44 $206 No cancel fee 62%
JetBlue
$48 $136 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$48 $317 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$48 $318 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$56 $337 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$58 $306 No cancel fee N/A
Sun Country Air
$88 $139 No cancel fee 83%
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