Cheap flights from California (CA) to New York (NYC)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to New York (NYC)

All the information you need to plan the best null to NYC flight in 2021: compare California to New York flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New York.
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.

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 $289 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $197. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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 52 days early can save you up to 70% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 52 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from California to New York for as little as $365 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 $503 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from California to New York in October, November 2021

The best prices found for California to NYC flights for October, November
1 Nov - 8 Nov
$73pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
17 Nov - 1 Dec
$76pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
5 Nov - 16 Nov
$76pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

California to New York 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from California found for this year
6 Dec - 10 Dec
$70pp
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
1 Nov - 8 Nov
$73pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Dec - 4 Dec
$74pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to New York from California

Save time with California to New York direct flight deals
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$96pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Nov - 13 Nov
$104pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Nov - 13 Nov
$110pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to New York

Late deals on round-trip flights to New York from California, departing today and this week
23 Oct - 30 Oct
$88pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Oct - 16 Nov
$89pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Oct - 27 Oct
$90pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to New York from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to New York
12:45 am - 4:04 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
12h 19m
LAX - EWR
Spirit Airlines
$29
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10:10 am - 4:03 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
14h 53m
LAX - LGA
Spirit Airlines
$30
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10:10 am - 4:03 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
14h 53m
LAX - LGA
Spirit Airlines
$31
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Flight FAQs

From California to New York

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 United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue flying from California to New York have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from California to New York for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to New York for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $66, but on average you can expect to pay $75.

Are there nonstop flights from California to New York for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to New York under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to New York is less than $122.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to New York for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to New York within the next 7 days for less than $100.

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

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

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

On average 12 flights depart from California to New York per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 58% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 42% 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 11h 24m. Your travel time can differ by up to . Airlines will cover a distance of 2483 mi.

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: Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines.

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, Los Angeles - New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles - New York LaGuardia.

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: Fiji Airways (100%), Air France (93%), British Airways (91%).

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 $807, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $118. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Newark), is priced around $76.

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.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New York, NY

Do I need a COVID test to fly to New York from California?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to New York within the United States

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

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 New York.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to California from New York?

Returning to California from New York

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

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

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Departure points for flights from California to New York

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Destination information for New York

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to New York.
Flight duration from California to New York
6h 00m
Average temperature for October in New York
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in New York
4.1 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Top 9 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
$72 $383 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$78 $292 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$82 $256 No cancel fee 65%
JetBlue
$98 $341 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$118 $251 No cancel fee 83%
Delta
$118 $389 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$118 $307 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$118 $380 No cancel fee 69%
Endeavor Airlines
$412 $524 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Endeavor Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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