Cheap flights from California to Texas

LAX — DFW
Feb 4 — Feb 111

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 46 days in advance to save up to 62% 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 46 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 $281, or $406 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Texas from California average $264. You can even find prices in February for less than $264, as users have found deals to Texas from as low as $69. The month of June 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 33%.

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.

Cheap flights from California to Texas in January, February 2023

The best prices found for California to Texas flights for January, February
Feb 14 - Feb 21
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 52m
AUS

Austin Bergstrom

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 26m
$47

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 14 - Feb 22
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 52m
AUS

Austin Bergstrom

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 26m
$51

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 14 - Feb 21
LAX

Los Angeles

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

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3h 08m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

LAX

Los Angeles

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3h 48m
$51

Spirit Airlines

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California to Texas 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Texas from California found for this year
Feb 14 - Feb 21
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 52m
AUS

Austin Bergstrom

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 26m
$47

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 14 - Feb 22
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 52m
AUS

Austin Bergstrom

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 26m
$51

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 14 - Feb 21
LAX

Los Angeles

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Nonstop

3h 08m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 48m
$51

Spirit Airlines

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Cheap Frontier flights from California to Texas

Feb 11 - Feb 15
ONT

Ontario

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 57m
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

ONT

Ontario

Nonstop

3h 24m
$70

Frontier

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Feb 11 - Feb 15
ONT

Ontario

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 57m
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

ONT

Ontario

Nonstop

3h 24m
$73

Frontier

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Feb 10 - Feb 11
ONT

Ontario

DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

Nonstop

2h 57m
DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth

ONT

Ontario

Nonstop

3h 24m
$78

Frontier

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Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from California to Texas

Feb 14 - Feb 21
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 52m
AUS

Austin Bergstrom

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 26m
$47

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 14 - Feb 21
LAX

Los Angeles

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Nonstop

3h 08m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

LAX

Los Angeles

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3h 48m
$51

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Feb 22 - Feb 24
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 52m
AUS

Austin Bergstrom

LAX

Los Angeles

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3h 26m
$52

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Non-stop flights to Texas from California

Save time with California to Texas direct flight deals
Feb 14 - Feb 21
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 52m
AUS

Austin Bergstrom

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 26m
$47

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Feb 14 - Feb 22
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 52m
AUS

Austin Bergstrom

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 26m
$51

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 14 - Feb 21
LAX

Los Angeles

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Nonstop

3h 08m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 48m
$51

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/28

Last minute flights from California to Texas

Late deals on return flights to Texas from California, departing today and this week
Feb 4 - Feb 13
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 59m
AUS

Austin Bergstrom

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 26m
$64

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Feb 4 - Feb 14
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 59m
AUS

Austin Bergstrom

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 26m
$66

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 7 - Feb 15
LAX

Los Angeles

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Nonstop

3h 13m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

3h 47m
$67

Spirit Airlines

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One-way flights to Texas from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Texas
Feb 15
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 52m
$24

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 27
LAX

Los Angeles

AUS

Austin Bergstrom

Nonstop

2h 51m
$25

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 28
LAX

Los Angeles

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Austin Bergstrom

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2h 52m
$26

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Reviews of Airlines Servicing Texas

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

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

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Delta
7.9
Good
2,013 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,157 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,667 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Spirit Airlines
6.9
Okay
714 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about California to Texas flights.

As befitting a state that used to be its own country, Texas is big and almost bewilderingly diverse. Whether you visit San Antonio and stroll along its amazing Riverwalk, visit the many missions, attend a rodeo or the state fair, go hiking in the state parks and forests or chow down on the Tex-Mex cuisine, Texas will amaze you.

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.

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 Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines flying from California to Texas have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Texas for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $47, but on average you can expect to pay $59.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Texas under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Texas is less than $59.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from California to Texas?

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

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

21 flight departures from California to Texas per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 52% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 43% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 5% of flight departures

How long is the flight from California to Texas?

A quick flight from California to Texas can take about 2h 52m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $47. Airlines will cover a distance of 1239 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$9Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$9Average$355FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$48Average$216FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$49Average$459FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Allegiant AirCheapest$51Average$183FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$52Average$235FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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Sun Country AirCheapest$58Average$166FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$62Average$410FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$79Average$462FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$89Average$490FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from California to Texas

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48%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
39%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
6%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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