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

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Washington (WAS)

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

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

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Washington from California. Prices for August average $290 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $128. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 30% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 23 days in advance to save up to 10% 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 Washington 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $289, or $317 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from California to Washington in October, November 2021

The best prices found for California to WAS flights for October, November
27 Oct - 31 Oct
$79pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Oct - 31 Oct
$80pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Nov - 16 Nov
$83pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

California to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from California found for this year
10 Dec - 5 Jan
$79pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Oct - 31 Oct
$80pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Nov - 16 Nov
$83pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Washington from California

Save time with California to Washington direct flight deals
6 Nov - 16 Nov
$83pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
30 Oct - 1 Nov
$84pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$86pp
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
21 Oct - 23 Oct
$93pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Oct - 27 Oct
$96pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Oct - 29 Oct
$97pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Washington from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Washington
8:51 pm - 12:58 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 07m
SFO - DCA
Frontier
$55
hutchgo.com
2:58 pm - 6:31 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
12h 33m
SNA - BWI
Multiple Airlines
$58
Kiwi.com
10:50 am - 6:43 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
16h 53m
LAX - BWI
Spirit Airlines
$62
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From California to Washington

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 Spirit Airlines for just $79, but on average you can expect to pay $94.

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 $106.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from California to Washington?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 10 flights depart from California to Washington on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from California to Washington?

For as low as $79, Spirit Airlines can have you in Washington from California in 9h 06m. California and Washington are separated by a distance of 2296 mi.

What are the most popular routes from California to Washington?

Most travelers choose Los Angeles - Washington Reagan-National, Los Angeles - Baltimore/Washington or Los Angeles - Washington Dulles Intl when deciding on the best 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 $131. While the most popular route (Los Angeles - Washington Reagan-National) can be booked for $167 on average our data indicates $750 when flying from California to Washington

What are the most reliable airlines from California to Washington?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from California to Washington are Air China (100%), Ethiopian Air (92%) and Air New Zealand (91%).

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

When booking a flight from California to Washington, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, DC

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

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

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

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 Washington.

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

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

Returning to California from Washington

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

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

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Departure points for flights from California to Washington

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Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to Washington.
Flight duration from California to Washington
5h 25m
Average temperature for October in Washington
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Washington
3.7 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 8 airlines flying 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%
Alaska Airlines
$111 $359 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$127 $444 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$128 $400 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$132 $397 No cancel fee N/A
Sun Country Air
$141 $312 No cancel fee 83%
JetBlue
$151 $319 No cancel fee 62%
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