Cheap flights from California (CA) to London (LON)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to London (LON)

All the information you need to plan the best null to LON flight in 2021: compare California to London flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in London.
When is the cheapest time to fly from California to London (CA - LON)?

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

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to London. Flights to London from California in February are about $482 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $345.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from California to London, book at least 38 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 86% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $663 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $920.

Cheap flights from California to London in October, November 2021

The best prices found for California to LON flights for October, November
29 Oct - 31 Oct
$455pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Finnair
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Nov - 28 Jan
$464pp
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
1 Nov - 28 Jan
$465pp
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

California to London 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to London from California found for this year
31 Dec - 8 Jan
$401pp
LAX
Los Angeles
SAS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Dec - 23 Dec
$413pp
LAX
Los Angeles
SAS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
26 Dec - 5 Jan
$414pp
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to London from California

Save time with California to London direct flight deals
8 Dec - 26 Jan
$521pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Virgin Atlantic
Non-Stop
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Dec - 9 Dec
$543pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Iberia
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
9 Mar - 17 Mar
$556pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Finnair
Non-Stop
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Finnair
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to London

Late deals on round-trip flights to London from California, departing today and this week
1 Nov - 28 Jan
$464pp
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
1 Nov - 28 Jan
$465pp
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
1 Nov - 10 Dec
$477pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to London from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to London
1:40 pm - 7:05 am
British Airways
Nonstop
10h 25m
SFO - LHR
British Airways
$60
Netflights
11:05 am - 5:25 am
Austrian Airlines
Nonstop
10h 20m
SFO - LHR
Austrian Airlines
$231
StudentUniverse
3:00 pm - 1:05 pm
SWISS
1 Stop
14h 05m
LAX - LCY
SWISS
$244
StudentUniverse

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From California to London

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

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

Can I find flights from California to London for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to London for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SAS for just $401, but on average you can expect to pay $452.

Are there nonstop flights from California to London for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to London under $600. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to London is less than $564.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to London for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to London within the next 7 days for less than $500.

What days are nonstop flights available from California to London?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

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

31 flight departures from California to London per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 35% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 65% of flight departures

How long is the flight from California to London?

Departing from California to London will take you 10h 20m. Airlines will cover a distance of 5473 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

For one-way options, check prices for British Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $60. Users have also found prices from $231 and $244 on Austrian Airlines and SWISS, respectively.

What are the most reliable airlines from California to London?

Before booking your flight to London from California, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Qatar Airways (83%), Fiji Airways (83%), EL AL( 83%).

What are the cheapest flights from California to London?

The cheapest flight price from California to London is $175. On average you can expect to pay $1,701. The most popular route, (Los Angeles - London Heathrow), can usually be booked for $473.

What are the most popular routes from California to London?

Most travelers choose Los Angeles - London Heathrow, San Francisco - London Heathrow or Los Angeles - London Gatwick when deciding on the best route from California to London.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from California to London?

Before booking your flight from California to London check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Air Canada.

What airports serve California to London flights?

Airports that serve flights from California to London can vary on the locations that are chosen. California has multiple airports to choose from in order to fly to London, just as London has plenty of airports to choose from when flying from California to London. California’s most popular airport would be Los Angeles International Airport, which is said to be the second busiest airport in the United States. Another popular airport in California is San Francisco International Airport which is known to be the seventh busiest airport in North America. London also has a choice of airports such as Heathrow Airport which is known as the world’s second-busiest airport, and Gatwick Airport, or London Gatwick, which is the second-busiest airport in the United Kingdom.

Which airlines fly directly from California to London?

Airlines that fly directly from California to London vary on the location of take-off and destination. If you choose to fly from Los Angeles International Airport to Heathrow Airport, Finnair, which is operated by American Airlines, has multiple flights available. Other Airlines from Los Angeles to Heathrow Airport include British Airways and American Airlines. Prices for the flights can vary upon the speed of the flight. When flying from San Francisco to Gatwick, WestJet Airlines, British Airlines, and French Bee Airlines are popular choices.

What are the stopover options between California to London?

With flights leaving from San Francisco to Gatwick, there is usually one stopover which varies in location. Some of those locations include Calgary International Airport which is located in Calgary, Alberta and Denver International Airport which is located in Denver, Colorado. These flights can vary in times from 13h 30m-35h 52m depending on the speed and amount of stopovers chosen. When flying from Los Angeles to Heathrow, typically flights are nonstop and can vary from 10h 43m-21h 28m.

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

If you are a US Citizen and are planning a trip from California to London, you will not need a visa for tourist or business travel for up to six months. If you plan on staying past the six months then you will be required to obtain a visa. If you are not planning to stay longer than six months only a valid passport for a minimum of six months prior to your trip.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for London, England

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to London

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

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 London.

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

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Mandatory passenger locator form - Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland - All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package - All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


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

Returning to California from London

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

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

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Departure points for flights from California to London

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Destination information for London

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to London.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = £0.73
Average temperature for October in London
60.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in London
2.8 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
Stansted (STN)
London City (LCY)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Top 10 airlines flying from California to London

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to London 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
Alaska Airlines
$97 $155 No cancel fee 75%
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$223 $447 No cancel fee N/A
Brussels Airlines
$258 $567 No cancel fee N/A
Lufthansa
$299 $833 No cancel fee 76%
Air France
$351 $665 No cancel fee 77%
Iberia
$352 $639 No cancel fee 77%
Icelandair
$353 $936 No cancel fee 76%
Air Canada
$355 $807 No cancel fee 67%
Austrian Airlines
$356 $858 No cancel fee 78%
SWISS
$356 $574 No cancel fee 79%
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