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

Find a great deal and save up to 20% by booking at least 17 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Virginia to California within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $75.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to California. Flights to California from Virginia in April are about $86 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $43.

Cheap flights from Virginia to California in June, July 2021

The best prices found for Virginia to California flights for June, July
19 Jul - 17 Aug
$182pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
19 Jul - 17 Aug
$205pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
19 Jul - 17 Aug
$214pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Virginia to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Virginia found for this year
17 Aug - 24 Aug
$148pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
17 Aug - 24 Aug
$155pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
20 Aug - 24 Aug
$161pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Non-stop flights to California from Virginia

Save time with Virginia to California direct flight deals
9 Sep - 18 Sep
$177pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
2 Sep - 7 Sep
$187pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
2 Sep - 6 Sep
$197pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
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
30 Jun - 13 Jul
$271pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
3 Jul - 9 Jul
$278pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
28 Jun - 6 Jul
$282pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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
10:02 am - 6:50 pm
Major Airline
2 Stops
11h 48m
RIC - LAX
Major Airline
$127
StudentUniverse
4:35 pm - 7:00 pm
JetBlue
Nonstop
5h 25m
RIC - LAX
JetBlue
1:07 am - 6:38 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
8h 31m
ORF - SAN
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Virginia</span> to <span class="emphasized">California</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Virginia to California

Are flight prices decreasing from Virginia 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 Virginia 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 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Virginia to California for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $148, but on average you can expect to pay $187.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Virginia to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Virginia to California is less than $265.

Are there last-minute flights available from Virginia to California for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Virginia to California within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Virginia to California 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 most popular airlines that fly from Virginia to California?

When booking a flight from Virginia to California, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or JetBlue as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from Virginia to California?

Most travelers choose Richmond Byrd Intl - Los Angeles, Norfolk - San Diego or Richmond Byrd Intl - San Diego when deciding on the best route from Virginia to California.

What are the cheapest Flights from Virginia to California?

While on average a flight from Virginia to California is generally $713, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $97. When looking at the most popular route, (Richmond Byrd Intl - Los Angeles), you can expect to pay $177 for that flight.

How long is the flight from Virginia to California?

Airlines like JetBlue, Delta, and American Airlines fly from Virginia to California in about 5h 25m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 1h 32m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $148, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Virginia to California and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from JetBlue and United Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $177 and $215, respectively.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with JetBlue, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $89. Spirit Airlines flights start at $105 while deals on American Airlines start at $106 one-way.

Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Virginia to California.
Flight duration
5h 10m

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
Frontier
$108 $249 No cancel fee 62%
Allegiant Air
$188 $267 No cancel fee 88%
Spirit Airlines
$106 $288 No cancel fee 65%
JetBlue
$139 $305 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$132 $419 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$136 $447 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$137 $459 No cancel fee N/A
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