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.
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 43 days in advance, which can save you up to 14% on flights from California to Washington compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 43 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 $262. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $293.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Washington from California. Users have commonly found prices around $285 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $90. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

Cheap flights from California to Washington in June, July 2021

The best prices found for California to WAS flights for June, July
7 Jul - 6 Oct
$200pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
20 Jul - 24 Aug
$201pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
7 Jul - 31 Aug
$206pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

California to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from California found for this year
8 Sep - 15 Sep
$112pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Sep - 15 Sep
$115pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Sep - 18 Sep
$123pp
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
OAK
Oakland

Non-stop flights to Washington from California

Save time with California to Washington direct flight deals
28 Sep - 2 Oct
$127pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Sep - 15 Sep
$131pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Oct - 5 Oct
$136pp
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
24 Jun - 7 Jul
$257pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Jun - 28 Jun
$288pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Jun - 3 Jul
$289pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Washington from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Washington
3:05 am - 11:08 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
5h 03m
LAX - IAD
Alaska Airlines
$78
mytrip.com
8:38 pm - 5:59 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
18h 21m
LAX - DCA
Frontier
$91
Kiwi.com
7:55 pm - 7:39 am
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
8h 44m
LAX - BWI
Sun Country Air

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

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 is one 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Washington for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $112, but on average you can expect to pay $139.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Washington under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Washington is less than $173.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Washington for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Washington within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from California to Washington?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Tuesday, 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 - Baltimore/Washington or Los Angeles - Washington Dulles Intl, 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 $131. While the most popular route (Los Angeles - Washington Reagan-National) can be booked for $202 on average our data indicates $750 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: Air China (100%), Egypt Air (97%), Ethiopian Air( 97%).

How long is the flight from California to Washington?

There are many flights that can get you from California to Washington in 4h 40m. Fly via United Airlines, Delta, or Alaska 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 $112, 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 $52. Alaska Airlines flights start at $78 while deals on Frontier start at $82 one-way.

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
5h 24m
Average temperature for June in Washington
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Washington
4.2 ″

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%
Sun Country Air
$141 $312 No cancel fee 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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