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Flights to California in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR16 020Average for round-trip flights in July 2021
Round-trip fromR11 178From Johannesburg OR Tambo to California
One-way fromR146One-way flight from Johannesburg to California

Cheap flights to California in July, August 2021

The best prices found for LAX flights for July, August
11 Aug - 18 Aug
R11 470pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 Jul - 28 Jul
R11 865pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Aug - 8 Sep
R12 670pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California found for this year
10 Nov - 14 Nov
R11 119pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11 Nov - 19 Jan
R11 148pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
2 Nov - 9 Nov
R11 295pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last minute flights to California

Late deals on return flights to California, departing today and this week
1 Aug - 18 Aug
R14 060pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
British Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Aug - 15 Aug
R14 235pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Aug - 15 Aug
R14 309pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheapest prices for California flights by month

The cheapest ticket to California found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R13 564
February
R13 055
March
R14 072
April
R14 202
May
R14 266
June
R15 687
July
R16 175
August
R15 849
September
R15 013
October
R14 414
November
R13 776
December
R16 447
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to California is currently February; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to California?

Average Los Angeles flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
JNB - LAX
Price
R13 055 - R18 630
LAX
Temperature
20 - 32 °C
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 123 mm

Peak Season:

California is blessed with pleasant weather most of the year, meaning the peak season is year-round. Flights to California can be expensive because of this, so make sure to book in advance to get the best savings on your flight tickets. If you’re a movie fan, you should book your flights to California around February, more specifically to Los Angeles, as it is home to the Academy Awards. You’ll find cheap flights to California are extremely difficult to find around this time of year, as well and in June and August.

Off Season:

The cheapest flights to California are best found around January. Parts of California class this as the rainy season so expect the best discounts on your flight tickets here. That said, cheap flights to California aren’t overly common, so plan in advance and book early to get the best savings.

When is the best time to book a flight to California?

To find the cheapest flights to California, it’s recommended to book your flight tickets as early as 6 months in advance. If you’re not flexible enough to plan that far ahead, aim for a minimum of 7 weeks before booking your flights to California. Take into consideration events like the Academy Awards when looking into flights to California as this will increase the price a lot. If you’re flying into Los Angeles try to sit on the right hand side of the plane to get spectacular views of the Hollywood sign, the L.A River and the San Gabriel mountains. Being flexible is the best way to secure a cheap flight to California.

Which day is cheapest to fly to California?

The cheapest flights to California are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to California?

California flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to California?

Flights from London (All airports) to Los Angeles – 11 hours 20 minutes

Flights from Manchester to San Francisco – 13 hours 20 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Los Angeles – 13 hours 00 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to San Francisco – 12 hours 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to California?

Depending where you want to go, your flights to California will probably be operated by British Airways, Air Canada, KLM or Iberia. The cost of flights to California are relatively similar regardless of who you fly with, so it’s better to compare each airline and see what benefits they offer. British Airways for example offer complimentary snacks and drinks for the duration of the flight.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Los Angeles International:

Downtown LA is located around 30km from LAX airport. The easiest and cheapest option is to get a free shuttle bus from the airport. Outside of arrivals you should take either shuttle G or C. C takes you to the Metro bus centre and from there you can either continue on your way to downtown LA or if you’re staying in Hollywood or Santa Monica, you can find means of transport from here.  You can also jump in a taxi if you want convenient and fast travel from the airport, however the price won’t be cheap and it is expected that you tip your driver. This is a good option if there are a few of you to split the fare.

San Francisco International:

The easiest and most convenient way to travel from the airport to the city is from the BART station. It’s located in the International Terminal, and you can take a free AirTrain from all terminals to the BART station. You will need to buy a ticket from the BAET station before you travel, or you can book in advance and exchange your voucher for the correct ticket, which is kind of like a debit card which you keep for your time in San Francisco. Another option is to get a taxi from outside of the airport, although this can be costly if you’re travelling alone. You can also take a shuttle or shared van from the airport, simply tell the driver where you want to go and he’ll add you to his route and tell you the price.

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