Cheap flights from California (CA) to Texas (TX)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Texas

All the information you need to plan the best null to DFW flight in 2022: compare California to Texas flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Texas.
What is the cheapest month to fly from California to Texas?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Texas from California average $170. You can even find prices in August for less than $170, as users have found deals to Texas from as low as $49. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Texas from California. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 60%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Texas (CA - TX)?

When flying from California to Texas, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 23 days in advance to save up to 29% 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 23 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 Texas 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $167, or $215 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from California to Texas in May, June 2022

The best prices found for California to Texas flights for May, June
28 May - 4 Jun
$145pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Delta
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Jun - 4 Jun
$156pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Jun - 4 Jun
$164pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Delta
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

California to Texas 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Texas from California found for this year
11 Oct - 18 Oct
$124pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Sep - 11 Sep
$130pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
9 Sep - 11 Sep
$131pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Texas from California

Save time with California to Texas direct flight deals
11 Oct - 18 Oct
$124pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Sep - 11 Sep
$130pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
9 Sep - 11 Sep
$131pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to Texas

Late deals on round-trip flights to Texas from California, departing today and this week
2 Jun - 4 Jun
$156pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Jun - 4 Jun
$164pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Delta
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Jun - 4 Jun
$175pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
AUS
Austin Bergstrom
Delta
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Texas from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Texas
1:25 pm - 8:35 pm
Delta
1 Stop
5h 10m
LAX - AUS
Delta
$71
Delta
11:40 am - 4:40 pm
JetBlue
Nonstop
3h 00m
LAX - AUS
JetBlue
8:52 am - 1:54 pm
Frontier
Nonstop
3h 02m
ONT - DFW
Frontier
$86
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Flight FAQs

From California to Texas

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

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Texas for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $124, but on average you can expect to pay $140.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Texas under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Texas is less than $141.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from California to Texas?

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

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

19 flight departures from California to Texas per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 26% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 42% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 32% of flight departures

How long is the flight from California to Texas?

A quick flight from California to Texas can take about 2h 51m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $124. Airlines will cover a distance of 1239 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $35. Users have also found prices from $62 and $71 on United Airlines and Delta, respectively.

How long is the flight from California to Texas?

The length of the flight from any point in California to Texas depends on the origin of the flight. A nonstop flight from Los Angeles to El Paso takes about two hours. If there’s a layover, it can take a little less than four hours. A flight from LAX to Amarillo can take between four and a half hours to a little over seven hours because of a layover in Dallas. There’s one flight from San Francisco International Airport to San Antonio International Airport that lasts a little under four hours. Non-stop flights between SFO and Dallas lasts between three and a half hours if the flight is nonstop to a little under six hours if there’s a layover. Flights from San Francisco to Houston last close to four hours nonstop to around seven and a half hours if there’s a layover. Most of these flights from San Francisco to Houston originate in Oakland Airport.

Which airlines operate flights from California to Texas?

Airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Texas include United, Southwest, Delta American, and jetBlue, to name a but a few carriers.

How frequent are flights between California and Texas?

Flights from California to Texas occur daily and frequently. The numbers of flights vary from the one daily flight from San Francisco for San Antonio to the 80 plus flights that leave Los Angeles for Dallas every day.

Which airports serve California to Texas?

California airports include Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario International Airport, Oakland International Airport, Bob Hope Airport, Meadows Field Airport, Long Beach Airport. Sacramento International Airport, San Diego International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, San Jose International Airport, John Wayne Airport, and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport also serve Texas. In Texas, the airports are Dallas Love Field, Dallas Forth Worth International Airport, San Antonio International Airport, Austin–Bergstrom International Airport, El Paso International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and William P. Hobby Airport.

Which direct flight route between California and Texas is cheapest?

The cheapest flight between California and Texas is one flight between San Francisco International Airport and Dallas' Fort Worth International Airport. The price is subject to availability.California wins the overall sexiness category for no other reason than Hollywood is located within it. The beaches along that long coastline have something to do with this too, even though the beaches in Texas can be first rate. But the states are remarkably similar when it comes to sheer scale, beauty and things to explore and to do. Could you compare the mountains in each state? You could, but why?Whether you visit San Antonio, Lubbock, Dallas, Corpus Christi or a little town on the border of Oklahoma, you'll never forget your trip to Texas. Use our smart engine to find cheap flights from California to your Texas destination.

How busy are the airports in California and Texas?

Several airports offer flights to Texas from California. In California, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Diego International Airport (SAN), and San Jose International Airport (SJC) are the main airports serving flights to Texas. In Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) are the main airports receiving flights from California. LAX is the busiest of the California airports, offering several nonstop, one-stop, and two-stop flights to Texas daily. In Texas, DFW in Dallas is the busiest, followed closely by IAH in Houston. Many domestic flights from California fly into both airports, but consider booking a flight to DAL if you’d like to fly with budget carriers.

Which airlines fly directly from California to Texas?

Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and JetBlue all provide nonstop flights to Texas from California. The flight duration for these flights depends on your departure and arrival airports. If you’re flying from LAX to AUS, nonstop flights take about three hours, while those from LAX to IAH take about three hours and 20 minutes. You’ll find these flights offered by American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, Spirit Airlines, and Alaska Airlines. You can also fly to either DFW or DAL from LAX or Ontario International Airport (ONT) on nonstop flights that take about three hours to either airport. American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Delta are the main airlines with flights to DFW, while Southwest Airlines is the main carrier providing budget flights to DAL.

What are the stopover options between California and Texas?

Since there are many departure and arrival airports for this journey and many airlines provide both single- and double-layover flights, the stopover options for flights to Texas from California vary. LAX to DFW is one popular route, with layovers in Las Vegas, Atlanta, or Phoenix, depending on your airline. Flights from LAX to AUS usually have stops in Minneapolis or Dallas. If you’re on an SFO to AUS flight, expect a stop in Phoenix, Los Angeles, or Dallas. These flights can add anywhere from one to three hours to the total flight time, and depending on the route, they could be cheaper or more expensive.

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

US citizens don’t need a passport or visa to take a domestic flight to Texas from California. However, the TSA requires every passenger 18 and older to present a valid photo ID. As listed on the TSA website, documents you can use as a valid photo ID include a driver’s license, passport, permanent resident card, border crossing card, and any state-issued document bearing your name and picture. Children under 18 aren’t required to present a photo ID when traveling with an adult meeting the requirements mentioned above.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Texas (TX)

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Texas.

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

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

Returning to California from Texas

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Texas must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.

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

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Destination information for Texas

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to Texas.
Flight duration from California to Texas
3h 09m

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing

Brownsville (BRO)
College Station (CLL)
Corpus Christi (CRP)
Del Rio Intl (DRT)
El Paso (ELP)

Top 10 airlines flying from California to Texas

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Texas 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
Juneyao Airlines
$10 $21 No cancel fee 66%

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

Allegiant Air
$40 $109 No cancel fee 88%
Spirit Airlines
$42 $179 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$49 $346 No cancel fee 69%
Frontier
$50 $196 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$58 $192 No cancel fee 83%
JetBlue
$58 $161 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$58 $329 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$64 $371 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$69 $345 No cancel fee N/A
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