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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, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 403Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip fromC$ 416From Toronto to California
One-way fromC$ 12One-way flight from Toronto to California

Cheap flights to California in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SJC flights for May, June
8 Jun - 15 Jun
C$ 367pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
9 Jun - 21 Jun
C$ 368pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
15 Jun - 22 Jun
C$ 380pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl

California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California found for this year
19 Aug - 27 Aug
C$ 365pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
21 Aug - 30 Aug
C$ 367pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
17 Aug - 31 Aug
C$ 368pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl

Last minute flights to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California, departing today and this week
24 May - 24 Jun
C$ 440pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
25 May - 9 Jun
C$ 485pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
25 May - 2 Oct
C$ 497pp
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
YYZ
Toronto Pearson Intl

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
C$ 363
February
C$ 362
March
C$ 354
April
C$ 350
May
C$ 380
June
C$ 379
July
C$ 465
August
C$ 425
September
C$ 372
October
C$ 389
November
C$ 412
December
C$ 395
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to California is April. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to California?

Average Los Angeles flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
YTO - LAX
Price
C$ 350 - C$ 698
LAX
Temperature
20 - 32 °C
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 123 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, April is seen as the time to fly to California, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to California, the warmest period tends to be August, with the wettest being February.

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

Booking 61 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to California. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to California?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to California. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to California?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at noon when visiting California. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

 

Overview

The third-largest state in the United States is a place of enormous diversity. From the Redwood forests in the north to the sunny beaches of the Pacific Coast, the Sierra Nevada mountains and Central Valley, visitors will be spoiled for choice. The question travellers should ask themselves before booking cheap flights to California is not what to do, but where to start?

The four biggest cities in California are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. Each of these cities has more than enough to occupy visitors, between museums, galleries, shopping, world-class dining and exciting nightlife. Outside these bustling metropolises, natural wonders are in abundance.

The beaches of Orange County contrast with the national parks of High Sierra (Yosemite, King’s Canyon and Sequoia). Wine country (Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley) reaches into the Redwood forests and trails of the North Coast.

One of the best-kept secrets in California is the Shasta Cascade region in the far north of the state. Covering 20 per cent of California, this uncrowded region of national forests, parks, lakes, rivers and waterfalls offers the chance to refresh and recharge before heading back to the work-a-day world.

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How long is the flight to California from Canada?

Going from Canada to California is possible through many different routes. The most popular destination in California is Los Angeles and California flight deals can often be found. Travellers going to Los Angeles from Vancouver can expect the quickest flights to last around 2h 50m, while the longer flights can be closer to 8h 40m. Those going to Los Angeles from Toronto will typically have longer flights. The shortest flights tend to be most expensive and may get you to California in 5h 10m, while other flights can take up to 10h 30m.

Which cities offer direct flights to California?

Tourists planning to visit Los Angeles will find Vancouver offers the only direct flights into the airport. The direct, nonstop flights into this city come from American Airlines, Air Canada, United Airlines, and other airlines. A traveller interested in visiting San Diego can find direct flights from Toronto or Calgary. Those leaving through Toronto on a direct flight will take a plane on a WestJet airline. There are also many stopover flights from airlines like Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.

What is the best way to travel around California?

Many people choose to travel across California by air as there are several airports available in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Diego. There are many airlines to choose from like Spirit, JetBlue, Frontier, and Virgin America. Driving is also an option for seeing the state but can take some time depending on what a traveller is interested in seeing. There are taxi services throughout the state, especially in the larger cities. Travellers can also choose to use Greyhound, BoltBus, and Megabus to get from place to place.

What are some things to do in California?

California is a state that offers plenty to do for tourists from Canada. Redwood National Park is a common choice where tourists can see rivers, coastlines, and woodland not found elsewhere. Those who want to enjoy the outdoors can head to Venice Beach which is active in the summer for sunbathers, surfers, swimmers, and street performers. Disneyland is in the state and offers rides, shops, dining, and more. Lake Tahoe is another spot to visit when in California for kayaking, sailing, or jet skiing.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to California?

Flying into California from Canada is fairly quick and easy. However, travellers will need to have a passport valid for the duration of their stay. All visitors going into and out of Canada must show a passport when doing so. There is no need for a visa for this flight and you will not need to have a return ticket to show in order to enter the United States. Anyone visiting with pets should have a certificate of health available, although it isn’t always required.

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