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Cheap flights from California to Europe

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 38 days in advance, which can save you up to 86% on flights from California to Europe compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 38 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $663. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $920.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Europe from California average $482. You can even find prices in February for less than $482, as users have found deals to Europe from as low as $345. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Europe from California. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 30%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Europe (CA - EU)?

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

Cheap flights from California to Europe in January, February 2022

The best prices found for California to Europe flights for January, February
Jan 27 - Jan 31
SFO

San Francisco

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$360

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 1/21/22

Feb 17 - Feb 20
SFO

San Francisco

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

22h 00m
LHR

London Heathrow

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

28h 25m
$361

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 1/21/22

Jan 20 - Feb 5
SFO

San Francisco

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 15m
LHR

London Heathrow

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$366

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

California to Europe 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Europe from California found for this year
Jan 27 - Jan 31
SFO

San Francisco

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$360

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

Feb 17 - Feb 20
SFO

San Francisco

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

22h 00m
LHR

London Heathrow

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

28h 25m
$361

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

Jan 20 - Feb 5
SFO

San Francisco

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 15m
LHR

London Heathrow

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$366

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Non-stop flights to Europe from California

Save time with California to Europe direct flight deals
Apr 24 - May 22
SFO

San Francisco

LIS

Lisbon Humberto Delgado

Nonstop

11h 00m
LIS

Lisbon Humberto Delgado

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

12h 40m
$421

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 1/20/22

Apr 27 - May 25
SFO

San Francisco

LIS

Lisbon Humberto Delgado

Nonstop

11h 00m
LIS

Lisbon Humberto Delgado

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

12h 40m
$422

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

View Deal

Deal found 1/20/22

Feb 19 - Mar 5
SFO

San Francisco

LIS

Lisbon Humberto Delgado

Nonstop

10h 50m
LIS

Lisbon Humberto Delgado

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

13h 00m
$426

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Last minute flights from California to Europe

Late deals on return flights to Europe from California, departing today and this week
Jan 27 - Jan 31
SFO

San Francisco

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$360

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

Jan 27 - Feb 12
SFO

San Francisco

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

22h 00m
LHR

London Heathrow

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$367

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Jan 27 - Feb 14
SFO

San Francisco

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$368

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

One-way flights to Europe from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Europe
Mar 11
LAX

Los Angeles

ORY

Paris Orly

1 stop

17h 15m
$235

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/19/22

Mar 14
LAX

Los Angeles

ORY

Paris Orly

1 stop

19h 20m
$236

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

Feb 5
LAX

Los Angeles

ORY

Paris Orly

1 stop

19h 15m
$237

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Related info for your journey

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

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like British Airways, Norwegian, and United Airlines flying from California to Europe have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from California to Europe for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Europe for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just $361, but on average you can expect to pay $378.

Are there nonstop flights from California to Europe for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Europe under $500. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Europe is less than $435.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Europe for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Europe within the next 7 days for less than $400.

How popular is this California to Europe flight route?

Within the past month, 66 users have taken a look at flights from California to Europe.

Top 10 airlines flying from California to Europe

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Europe choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
easyJet
Cheapest$68
Average$125
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time86%
COVID-19 safety
Air Europa
Cheapest$90
Average$208
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time83%
COVID-19 safety
Alaska Airlines
Cheapest$97
Average$155
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Cheapest$215
Average$657
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Openskies
Cheapest$221
Average$407
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Air Caraïbes
Cheapest$319
Average$649
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time56%
COVID-19 safety
ITA Airways
Cheapest$324
Average$620
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Icelandair
Cheapest$335
Average$978
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety
Norwegian Air Sweden
Cheapest$354
Average$523
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Norwegian Air UK
Cheapest$359
Average$724
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from California to Europe

See what time of day planes typically take off from California to Europe
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
1%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
74%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
24%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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6 PM