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About Flights to California

Summary info about California flight prices, duration and airlines

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Fastest flight time

16h 55m

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6 airlines
The best one-way flight price to California from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £245 (London Gatwick to Los Angeles).
The best return flight price to California from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £302 (London Gatwick to San Francisco).
The fastest flight to California from United Kingdom takes 16h 55m (London Heathrow to San Francisco).
There are 6 airlines operating flights to California, including Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Scandinavian Airlines.

Cheapest flights to cities in California

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Los Angeles
Los Angeles

Useful information for your flight to California

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For prices as low as £17/pp, you can find flights to California depending on where you are departing from. On average, flights to California cost £1,014/pp.

Disneyland Park is closest to Santa Ana Airport. Those looking for an alternative airport option near Disneyland Park could try flying into Los Angeles Airport.

The temperatures in California range from 14 °C to 23 °C depending on the time of year. The warmest month in California is July, and the coldest month in California is January. Those looking for a drier month during their visit should travel during the months of July, August, or June, when rain is least likely compared to the rest of the year.

The average flight duration from United Kingdom to California depends on which airport you fly into and out of. Flying from London Heathrow to Los Angeles is 10h 05m on average, while flying from Manchester to Los Angeles is 13h 50m on average. Los Angeles is the most popular airport in California.

The cheapest flight to California recently found on momondo was £42. If you’re unable to find a flight deal this cheap, keep in mind that anything less than £1,877 is considered a good price for flights to California. £1,973 is the average cost to fly to California, while £20,530 is the most expensive.

Recent flights found to popular cities in California

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Cheapest flight routes to California

These routes have the cheapest flights to California found by momondo users in United Kingdom
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
LondonSan Francisco10h 55m£345
LondonSan Diego11h 05m£369
LondonLos Angeles11h 15m£370
BirminghamSan Francisco13h 55m£374
EdinburghLos Angeles13h 50m£375
Newcastle upon TyneLos Angeles14h 10m£375
BirminghamLos Angeles17h 00m£376
ManchesterLos Angeles13h 50m£378
ManchesterSan Francisco15h 30m£380
GlasgowSan Francisco14h 10m£381
LeedsSan Francisco14h 00m£406
EdinburghSan Francisco14h 20m£407
BristolLos Angeles14h 20m£412
LondonOntario14h 37m£414
LondonOakland13h 57m£424
LondonLong Beach13h 48m£426

Best things to do and see in California

With flight deals to California, United States, you will find yourself in one of the most modern and diverse states in the US, offering you access to several thriving cities and cultures. California boasts everything from the glitz of Hollywood to the tech world of Silicone Valley, wine counties, amazing nature, and everything in between. Some of the biggest events that California is synonymous with include Coachella, one of the most influential music festivals in the world, taking place in Indio over three days in April every year, and the Outside Lands music festival. The latter event brings over 200,000 music fans to San Francisco every year in October. In August, the three-day Fremont Festival Of The Arts takes over the streets of Fremont with wine, music, and art. June's LA Film Festival, running over three days, includes free screenings and premiers, whilst one of the largest free events in California is the abbot Kinney Festival with its mile-long stretch of food trucks, art booths, beer gardens and music on Venice Beach.

California is a state that has seen massive immigration from various countries, as well as maintaining traditional all-American values. When it comes to cuisine, there is no food that isn't prepared and savoured in this state. With strong Latino influences, Mexican food has become highly popular amongst locals, and Mexican restaurants and food trucks are a daily ingredient of the American diet. Pizza is a roaring favourite in California, meaning you can easily get Californian-styled pizza, offering thinner crusts than traditional Italian variants. French-dip sandwiches are also popular in California. These involve thick baguette sandwiches with a broth to dip into. Chinese restaurants thrive in the state, and the American-designed Cobb Salads are a firm favourite too. Wraps, burgers, and sushi are also staples of the Californian diet. Food is high-quality and as diverse as it gets, and being an active, outdoor state means you can get healthy meals as easily as comfort food. Franchised coffees, good local wines and healthy smoothies are popular beverages.

With your Californian flight deal, you will find a plethora of fun sights to behold. See the Hollywood sign and take in a celebrity house spotting tour. Go shopping on Rodeo Drive and feel like a star, or bump into a few VIPs before taking in a tour of Warner Bros or Universal film studios. Enjoy a San Diego Harbour Cruise and see the sights from the water. Take a hot air balloon ride over the wine countries or partake in on-the-ground wine tasting tours of Napa Valley. Nature lovers can enjoy Yosemite Park trips and get to see the giant Sequoia trees or see the legendary Redwood forests. Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is a world-famous landmark and can be visited by tour or with your own car hire. You can also view the famous Alcatraz prison with a San Francisco-based tour. For family fun, try the gigantic amusement world of Disneyland, and art and history lovers may enjoy the Getty Centre Museum or Hearst Castle. California has awesome beaches, such as Malibu for high-end luxury or Venice Beach for a fun day out. LA is jam-packed with music and cool venues, such as the Viper Room, to explore at every corner. There is literally something for everyone in California.

As a British citizen, you must ensure that your passport is valid, but you will not need a visa to travel to the US for visits of less than 90 days. You will need an ESTA travel authorisation to waiver the visa, which can be applied for easily online on the ESTA website.

Popular routes to California

Most frequently searched flights to California along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Los Angeles Flights
Fastest flight time11h 15m
Cheapest price£370
London to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time10h 55m
Cheapest price£345
London to San Jose Flights
Fastest flight time11h 00m
Cheapest price£428
London to Ontario Flights
Fastest flight time14h 37m
Cheapest price£414
London to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time11h 05m
Cheapest price£369
Manchester to Los Angeles Flights
Fastest flight time13h 50m
Cheapest price£378
London to Santa Ana Flights
Fastest flight time14h 57m
Cheapest price£486
Manchester to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time15h 30m
Cheapest price£380
London to Oakland, California Flights
Fastest flight time13h 57m
Cheapest price£424
Manchester to Ontario Flights
Fastest flight time18h 10m
Cheapest price£573
Edinburgh to Los Angeles Flights
Fastest flight time13h 50m
Cheapest price£375
Manchester to Santa Ana Flights
Fastest flight time19h 29m
Cheapest price£522
New York to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time6h 17m
Cheapest price£174
New York to Los Angeles Flights
Fastest flight time5h 58m
Cheapest price£147
London to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time13h 48m
Cheapest price£426
Leeds to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time14h 00m
Cheapest price£406
Manchester to San Diego Flights
Fastest flight time16h 12m
Cheapest price£468
Birmingham to Los Angeles Flights
Fastest flight time17h 00m
Cheapest price£376
Edinburgh to Ontario Flights
Fastest flight time18h 13m
Cheapest price£470
Glasgow to San Francisco Flights
Fastest flight time14h 10m
Cheapest price£381

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