Cheap flights from Virginia to California

RIC — LAX
Jan 31 — Feb 71

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 53 days early can save you up to 31% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 53 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Virginia to California for as little as $497 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 $497 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Flights from Virginia to California lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Virginia to California in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $220.

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.

Cheap flights from Virginia to California in January, February 2023

The best prices found for Virginia to California flights for January, February
Feb 23 - Feb 27
ORF

Norfolk

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

20h 21m
SFO

San Francisco

ORF

Norfolk

1 stop

22h 10m
$166

Frontier

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Feb 21 - Feb 24
RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

21h 52m
LAX

Los Angeles

RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

1 stop

18h 24m
$166

Multiple Airlines

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Feb 21 - Feb 25
ORF

Norfolk

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 00m
SFO

San Francisco

ORF

Norfolk

1 stop

19h 16m
$169

Frontier

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Deal found 1/23

Virginia to California 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Virginia found for this year
Apr 11 - Apr 23
ORF

Norfolk

ONT

Ontario

1 stop

15h 47m
ONT

Ontario

ORF

Norfolk

1 stop

10h 27m
$166

Frontier

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Deal found 1/25

May 11 - May 15
ORF

Norfolk

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

13h 45m
SAN

San Diego

ORF

Norfolk

1 stop

18h 03m
$166

Frontier

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Deal found 1/26

Feb 23 - Feb 27
ORF

Norfolk

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

20h 21m
SFO

San Francisco

ORF

Norfolk

1 stop

22h 10m
$166

Frontier

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Deal found 1/25

Cheap Breeze Airways flights from Virginia to California

Feb 2 - Feb 5
RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

5h 51m
SFO

San Francisco

RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

Nonstop

5h 11m
$238

Breeze Airways

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Deal found 1/24

Feb 5 - Feb 9
RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

5h 51m
SFO

San Francisco

RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

Nonstop

5h 11m
$246

Breeze Airways

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Deal found 1/23

May 19 - May 22
ORF

Norfolk

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

ORF

Norfolk

Nonstop

5h 10m
$254

Breeze Airways

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Deal found 1/24

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Virginia to California

Feb 7 - Feb 14
RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

22h 12m
LAX

Los Angeles

RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

2 stops

14h 49m
$200

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/24

Feb 6 - Feb 13
RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

21h 25m
LAX

Los Angeles

RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

2 stops

14h 49m
$207

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/24

Feb 7 - Feb 14
RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

11h 05m
LAX

Los Angeles

RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

2 stops

14h 49m
$209

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/24

Non-stop flights to California from Virginia

Save time with Virginia to California direct flight deals
Feb 20 - Feb 27
RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

5h 51m
SFO

San Francisco

RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

Nonstop

5h 14m
$238

Breeze Airways

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Deal found 1/23

Feb 24 - Mar 3
RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

5h 51m
SFO

San Francisco

RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

Nonstop

5h 14m
$248

Breeze Airways

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Deal found 1/25

May 19 - May 22
ORF

Norfolk

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

ORF

Norfolk

Nonstop

5h 10m
$254

Breeze Airways

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Deal found 1/24

Last minute flights from Virginia to California

Late deals on return flights to California from Virginia, departing today and this week
Feb 5 - Feb 9
RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

16h 41m
LAX

Los Angeles

RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

1 stop

13h 07m
$180

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24

Feb 5 - Feb 14
RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

16h 41m
LAX

Los Angeles

RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

2 stops

14h 49m
$185

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24

Feb 5 - Feb 9
RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

16h 41m
LAX

Los Angeles

RIC

Richmond Byrd Intl

1 stop

13h 07m
$186

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24

One-way flights to California from Virginia

The cheapest one-way flights from Virginia to California
Feb 28
ORF

Norfolk

ONT

Ontario

1 stop

15h 53m
$87

Frontier

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Deal found 1/24

May 24
ORF

Norfolk

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

11h 55m
$87

Frontier

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Deal found 1/25

Feb 28
ORF

Norfolk

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 00m
$87

Frontier

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Deal found 1/25

Reviews of Airlines Servicing California

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

Delta
7.9
Good
1,999 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

Breeze Airways
7.9
Good
8 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

JetBlue
7.7
Good
365 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,147 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Virginia to California flights.

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.

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 Frontier for just $166, but on average you can expect to pay $178.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Virginia to California under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Virginia to California is less than $276.

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 45 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 Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $87. Users have also found prices from $98 and $107 on Spirit Airlines and American Airlines, respectively.

Top 10 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$10Average$21FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$108Average$251FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$133Average$415FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Breeze AirwaysCheapest$140Average$459FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$154Average$356FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$172Average$624FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$187Average$622FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$235Average$659FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$313Average$625FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Linear Air TaxiCheapest$47,441Average$111,548FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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