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Cheap Flights to California

Popular in August High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price R18 990 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from R929 From Johannesburg to Los Angeles
One-way from R601 One-way flight from Johannesburg to Los Angeles
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for California flights by month

January
R16 625
February
R15 676
March
R15 951
April
R16 600
May
R16 506
June
R17 829
July
R18 641
August
R18 738
September
R17 736
October
R16 512
November
R15 883
December
R17 084
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to California is currently February; with August 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?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
JNB - LAX
Price
R15 676 - R24 394
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 in the afternoon. 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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