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Cheap flights from California (CA) to Washington (WAS)

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California to Washington (WAS)

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 31 days in advance, which can save you up to 111% on flights from California to Washington compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 31 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $235. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $341.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Washington from California. Users have commonly found prices around $172 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $113. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in September.

Cheap flights from California to Washington in November, December 2020

The best prices found for California to WAS flights for November, December
31 Dec - 9 Jan
$47pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
17 Dec - 21 Dec
$65pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$68pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

California to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from California found for next year
31 Dec - 9 Jan
$47pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
17 Dec - 21 Dec
$65pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$68pp
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Non-stop flights to Washington from California

Save time with California to Washington direct flight deals
18 Jan - 2 Feb
$58pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Jan - 6 Feb
$59pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
7 Jan - 16 Jan
$60pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to Washington

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington from California, departing today and this week
7 Dec - 13 Dec
$103pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Dec - 13 Dec
$106pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Dec - 11 Dec
$108pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Washington from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Washington
5:45 pm - 1:46 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
5h 01m
LAX - BWI
United Airlines
$52
United
3:10 pm - 11:59 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
17h 49m
LAX - DCA
Multiple Airlines
$58
Gotogate
5:40 am - 1:31 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 51m
LAX - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$59
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From California to Washington

Are flight prices decreasing from California to Washington due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both California and Washington for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from California to Washington to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from California to Washington are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Washington for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $47, but on average you can expect to pay $67.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Washington under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Washington is less than $85.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from California to Washington?

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

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

Before booking your flight from California to Washington 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 Washington?

While some choose either Los Angeles - Washington Dulles Intl or Los Angeles - Baltimore/Washington, Los Angeles - Washington Reagan-National is the most popular route from California to Washington.

What are the cheapest Flights from California to Washington?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $134. While the most popular route (Los Angeles - Washington Reagan-National) can be booked for $129 on average our data indicates $287 when flying from California to Washington

What are the most reliable airlines from California to Washington?

Before booking your flight to Washington from California, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Asiana Airlines (99%), United Airlines (98%), Air New Zealand( 98%).

How long is the flight from California to Washington?

There are many flights that can get you from California to Washington in 4h 31m. Fly via United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, or Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. All flights are typically nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from California to Washington round-trip?

Spirit Airlines, at $58, was found to be the cheapest airline from California to Washington. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Frontier.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $30. Frontier flights start at $34 while deals on United Airlines start at $52 one-way.

Arrival points for flights from California to Washington

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Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from California to Washington
Flight duration
5h 15m
Average temperature for November in Washington
60.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Washington
3.1 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Top 8 airlines from California to Washington

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Washington 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
$88 $259 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$105 $307 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$141 $312 N/A 83%
JetBlue
$151 $319 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$111 $359 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$132 $397 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$128 $400 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$127 $444 No cancel fee 69%
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