Cheap flights from California to New York (NYC)

LAX — NYC
Feb 6 — Feb 131

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

Users have found that booking a flight from California to New York at least 61 days early can save you up to 41% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from California to New York for as little as $450 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 $575 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to New York?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to New York from California. Users have commonly found prices around $400 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $175. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to New York (CA - NYC)?

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

Cheap flights from California to New York in February, March 2023

The best prices found for California to NYC flights for February, March
Feb 28 - Mar 7
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 09m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 25m
$116

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 28 - Mar 7
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 09m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 25m
$120

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 28 - Mar 7
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 09m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 25m
$121

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/29

California to New York 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from California found for this year
Apr 25 - Apr 26
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 20m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 15m
$110

Spirit Airlines

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Apr 25 - Apr 26
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 20m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

9h 05m
$113

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 28 - Mar 7
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 09m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 25m
$116

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/29

Cheap Alaska Airlines flights from California to New York

Feb 15 - Feb 27
SFO

San Francisco

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 30m
EWR

Newark

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

6h 42m
$174

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/29

Feb 16 - Feb 21
SFO

San Francisco

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 20m
EWR

Newark

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

6h 35m
$178

Alaska Airlines

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Mar 1 - Mar 8
SFO

San Francisco

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

5h 24m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

6h 54m
$181

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Cheap JetBlue flights from California to New York

Mar 2 - Mar 9
LAX

Los Angeles

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

5h 26m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 19m
$185

JetBlue

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 28 - Mar 1
SFO

San Francisco

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

5h 25m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

6h 36m
$193

JetBlue

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 2 - Mar 5
LAX

Los Angeles

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

5h 26m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 26m
$198

JetBlue

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Non-stop flights to New York from California

Save time with California to New York direct flight deals
Feb 28 - Mar 7
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 09m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 25m
$116

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/29

Feb 28 - Mar 7
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 09m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 25m
$120

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Feb 28 - Mar 7
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 09m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 25m
$121

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/29

Last minute flights from California to New York

Late deals on return flights to New York from California, departing today and this week
Feb 11 - Feb 23
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 09m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 25m
$122

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 7 - Feb 11
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 17m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 25m
$124

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 11 - Feb 28
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 09m
EWR

Newark

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

9h 03m
$125

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/29

One-way flights to New York from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to New York
Mar 8
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 15m
$45

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/29

Mar 1
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 09m
$50

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/31

Mar 2
LAX

Los Angeles

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 09m
$51

Spirit Airlines

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Reviews of Airlines Servicing New York

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

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

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

Delta
7.9
Good
2,028 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

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

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,174 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,668 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

People working on plane were terrific My business class seat was very uncomfortable. Blankets and pillows were not available. Food was barely OK

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about California to New York flights.

NYC is the yin to California's yang. The city's vertical architecture, crowded subways and break-neck pace are anything but laid-back. However, New York City delivers a dynamic energy that can't be found back home. Like Californians, New Yorkers follow their passion, which is exactly what you should do when you land. Whether you love theater, stand-up comedy, kayaking or just sipping something blue on a rooftop bar, the city caters to virtually every whim. Explore art galleries in Chelsea, window-shop in Nolita, sample Mooncake in Chinatown or tour Central Park from a Citi Bike, New York's cheap public bicycle sharing system. Don't be afraid of the subway - beginners can stick to simple trips and ask riders if they're on the right train to avoid getting lost.

How long is the flight from California to New York?

Most nonstop flights from California to New York City take between five and five and a half hours. Flights with a layover are at least seven hours long.

Which airlines operate flights from California to New York City?

American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, jetBlue and Alaska Airlines all offer nonstop service to New York City from California's three largest airports: Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Virgin America flies direct from Los Angeles and San Francisco, while Southwest flies nonstop from San Diego.

How frequent are flights between California and New York City?

Nearly 1,000 flights land every day in New York City from California, with over 300 flights departing from Los Angeles alone, making it fairly easy to schedule travel around your preferred times.

Which airports serve California to New York City?

California has over 25 primary airports and dozens of smaller ones. Los Angeles International Airport is the state's busiest, followed by San Francisco International Airport and San Diego International Airport. Flights land in one of New York's three major airports. LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, also called JFK or Kennedy, are located in Queens. Newark Liberty International Airport is just over the Hudson River in Newark, New Jersey.

Which direct flight route between California and New York City is cheapest?

United Airlines frequently has the cheapest nonstop flights to New York City from Los Angeles or from San Francisco, although Delta and Virgin America are close on their heels. Alaska Airlines and Delta vie for the lowest airfare to NYC from San Diego. Many tourists visit New York City in the summer when schedules are more relaxed. However, Californians may wilt in the humid heat waves of July and August. Late spring and early autumn are your best bets for perfect walking weather - and walk you shall. Pack comfortable shoes and forgo flip flops to avoid getting your toes stepped on. You can learn to walk like a native in a New York minute if you treat the sidewalks like the highways back home: walk on the right-hand side, keep pace with your lane and don't block the flow of traffic by walking side-by-side in large groups. Start saving on your New York trip now using our smart search engine, which helps you comb over hundreds of flights from California to New York for the cheapest fare.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like JetBlue, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines flying from California to New York have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from California to New York for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to New York for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $116, but on average you can expect to pay $128.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to New York under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to New York is less than $129.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from California to New York?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

On average 96 flights depart from California to New York per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 8% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 71% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 8% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 13% of flight departures

How long is the flight from California to New York?

Spirit Airlines can get you from California to New York in just under 5h 09m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. Airlines will cover a distance of 2483 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the most popular routes from California to New York?

The most popular flight routes from California to New York are Los Angeles - Newark, San Francisco - Newark and Los Angeles - New York John F Kennedy Intl.

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

Before booking your flight from California to New York check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or JetBlue.

What are the most reliable airlines from California to New York?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from California to New York on time: China Southern (87%), Iberia (86%), KLM (86%).

What are the cheapest flights from California to New York?

Looking for the cheapest flight from California to New York? While on average our users pay $1,080, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $99. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Newark), is priced around $120.

Top 10 airlines flying from California to New York

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to New York choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$10Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$101Average$430FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$109Average$427FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$114Average$405FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$120Average$331FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$126Average$493FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Sun Country AirCheapest$128Average$341FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$128Average$465FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$134Average$267FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Breeze AirwaysCheapest$168Average$261FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from California to New York

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57%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
17%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
14%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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