Cheap flights from Virginia (VA) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Virginia to California

All the information you need to plan the best null to LAX flight in 2021: compare Virginia to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Virginia to California?

Flights from Virginia to California lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Virginia to California in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $147.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Virginia to California (VA - CA)?

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

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Virginia to California at least 33 days early can save you up to 25% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 33 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Virginia to California for as little as $395 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 $483 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from Virginia to California in October, November 2021

The best prices found for Virginia to California flights for October, November
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$113pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
5 Nov - 13 Nov
$127pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
5 Nov - 13 Nov
$128pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Virginia to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Virginia found for this year
2 Dec - 10 Dec
$100pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
6 Dec - 11 Dec
$106pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$113pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Last minute flights from Virginia to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Virginia, departing today and this week
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$147pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
29 Oct - 10 Nov
$148pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
29 Oct - 10 Nov
$150pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

One-way flights to California from Virginia

The cheapest one-way flights from Virginia to California
9:41 am - 3:35 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 54m
ORF - SAN
Frontier
$85
Kiwi.com
2:59 pm - 4:40 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
16h 41m
RIC - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$89
FareScan
1:15 am - 5:56 am
Major Airline
1 Stop
7h 41m
RIC - LAX
Major Airline
$91
StudentUniverse

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Flight FAQs

From Virginia to California

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

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Virginia to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $100, but on average you can expect to pay $128.

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

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

How popular is this Virginia to California flight route?

The Virginia to California flight path was viewed by 141 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $59. Users have also found prices from $85 and $88 on Frontier and Major Airline, respectively.

What airports serve Virginia to California flights?

Several different airports offer flights to California from Virginia. The busiest airport out of Virginia is Richmond International Airport, which is seven miles from the city center. It is the third-busiest airport in the area and offers passenger flights by Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines and more. When coming into California, there are also a few destinations to choose from. Los Angeles International Airport is one of the most common and is located 18 miles from downtown. The airport had 87 million passengers in 2018 and is a hub for United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Delta Air Lines.

Which airlines fly directly from Virginia to California?

There are a number of different flights out of Virginia that go directly to California. If you are leaving out of Washington Dulles Airport, there is a direct route to San Francisco International Airport through United Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Another popular option is taking Richmond International Airport to Los Angeles, although there is no direct route. Airlines offering stopover flights between the two cities include Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines. Flights with a single stop are often less expensive for the route than flights that stop two or more times. They are also often shorter flights.

What are the stopover options between Virginia to California?

There are flights available with stopovers between Richmond Airport and San Francisco Airport. The one-stop flights and those with more stops are around the same price in many cases. Some of the locations where the plane may stop on the way include George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The average flight lasts around 7h 45m from the two cities and most of the tickets are fairly inexpensive. If you are traveling from Richmond Airport to San Jose Airport, there are also stopover options in places like Denver International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, and Detroit Wayne County Airport.

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

Flying to California from Virginia does not require a passport or a visa. Both locations are inside of the same country so all you will need to board is a proper form of identification.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to Virginia 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 Virginia.

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

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Destination information for California

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

Airports servicing

Lynchburg (LYH)
Norfolk (ORF)
Newport News Intl (PHF)
Langley Falls (QLF)
Richmond (RIC)

Airports servicing

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

Top 7 airlines flying from Virginia to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Virginia 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
Spirit Airlines
$106 $288 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$108 $252 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$132 $416 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$136 $438 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$137 $455 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$139 $305 No cancel fee 62%
Allegiant Air
$188 $267 No cancel fee 88%
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