Cheap flights from California (CA) to Phoenix (PHX)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Phoenix (PHX)

All the information you need to plan the best null to PHX flight in 2021: compare California to Phoenix flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Phoenix.
When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Phoenix (CA - PH1)?

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

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 35 days in advance to save up to 74% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 35 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from California to Phoenix 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $200, or $263 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Phoenix from California. Prices for August average $151 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $48. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 27% on your journey compared to booking in August

Cheap flights from California to Phoenix in October, November 2021

The best prices found for California to PHX flights for October, November
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$39pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
31 Oct - 6 Nov
$41pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$42pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

California to Phoenix 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Phoenix from California found for this year
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$39pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
31 Oct - 6 Nov
$41pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$42pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Non-stop flights to Phoenix from California

Save time with California to Phoenix direct flight deals
9 Nov - 11 Nov
$39pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$42pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
7 Nov - 8 Nov
$53pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Last minute flights from California to Phoenix

Late deals on round-trip flights to Phoenix from California, departing today and this week
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$39pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
31 Oct - 6 Nov
$41pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$42pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

One-way flights to Phoenix from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Phoenix
7:50 am - 9:45 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 55m
SFO - PHX
Alaska Airlines
$31
mytrip.com
11:00 am - 1:10 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
1h 10m
SNA - PHX
Spirit Airlines
$40
FareScan
1:08 pm - 4:13 pm
Frontier
Nonstop
2h 05m
SFO - PHX
Frontier
$43
Travelocity

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From California to Phoenix

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from California to Phoenix that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Phoenix for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $39, but on average you can expect to pay $60.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Phoenix under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Phoenix is less than $60.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from California to Phoenix?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this California to Phoenix flight route?

The California to Phoenix flight path was viewed by 262 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

36 flight departures from California to Phoenix per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 36% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 25% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 39% of flight departures

How long is the flight from California to Phoenix?

Spirit Airlines, Frontier, and Allegiant Air can get you from California to Phoenix in just under 1h 10m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. Airlines will cover a distance of 371 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

$19 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Frontier and Alaska Airlines, with prices starting from $29 and $31, respectively.

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

Consider Major Airline, Endeavor Airlines or American Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from California to Phoenix.

What are the most popular routes from California to Phoenix?

The most popular route from California to Phoenix is San Francisco - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. You may also consider Los Angeles - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl or Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl.

What are the most reliable airlines from California to Phoenix?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from California to Phoenix consider choosing Iberia (94%), United Airlines (89%) or Finnair (89%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from California to Phoenix?

Looking for the cheapest flight from California to Phoenix? While on average our users pay $306, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $58. The most popular route (San Francisco - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl), is priced around $77.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Phoenix, AZ

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

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

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

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 Phoenix.

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

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

Returning to California from Phoenix

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

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

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Departure points for flights from California to Phoenix

Select to see more specific information for flights to Phoenix from all departure points in California.

Destination information for Phoenix

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to Phoenix.
Flight duration from California to Phoenix
1h 30m
Average temperature for October in Phoenix
91.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Phoenix
0.6 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing Phoenix

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA)

Top 10 airlines flying from California to Phoenix

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Phoenix 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
Frontier
$27 $197 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$57 $257 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$59 $230 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$68 $314 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$72 $257 No cancel fee 71%
Sun Country Air
$74 $159 No cancel fee 83%
Allegiant Air
$88 $171 No cancel fee 88%
Southwest
$88 $339 No cancel fee 63%
JSX
$158 $321 No cancel fee N/A

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

Spirit Airlines
$162 $266 No cancel fee 65%
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