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Vancouver (YVR) to California

All the information you need to plan the best YVR to LAX flight in 2022: compare Vancouver to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Vancouver to California (8CA - CA)?

When flying from Vancouver to California, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Vancouver to California?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 29 days in advance, which can save you up to 14% on flights from Vancouver to California compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 29 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 C$ 311. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from C$ 335.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to California from Vancouver average C$ 296. You can even find prices in September for less than C$ 296, as users have found deals to California from as low as C$ 183. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to California from Vancouver. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 44%.

Cheap flights from Vancouver to California in January, February 2022

The best prices found for YVR to California flights for January, February
3 Feb - 4 Feb
C$ 150pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YVR
Vancouver Intl
3 Feb - 4 Feb
C$ 156pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YVR
Vancouver Intl
3 Feb - 4 Feb
C$ 163pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl

Vancouver to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Vancouver found for this year
3 Feb - 4 Feb
C$ 150pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YVR
Vancouver Intl
3 Feb - 4 Feb
C$ 156pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YVR
Vancouver Intl
3 Feb - 4 Feb
C$ 163pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl

Direct flights to California from Vancouver

Save time with Vancouver to California direct flight deals
17 May - 24 May
C$ 170pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Flair Airlines
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Flair Airlines
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl
7 Feb - 16 Feb
C$ 170pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl
25 Apr - 10 May
C$ 179pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl

Last minute flights from Vancouver to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Vancouver, departing today and this week
3 Feb - 4 Feb
C$ 150pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YVR
Vancouver Intl
3 Feb - 4 Feb
C$ 156pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
YVR
Vancouver Intl
3 Feb - 4 Feb
C$ 163pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl

One-way flights to California from Vancouver

The cheapest one-way flights from Vancouver to California
12:30 p.m. - 4:53 p.m.
Alaska Airlines
1 stop
4h 23m
YVR - SFO
Alaska Airlines
C$ 117
mytrip.com
3:30 a.m. - 8:46 a.m.
Air Canada
1 stop
5h 16m
YVR - SFO
Air Canada
C$ 120
Air Canada
11:25 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Flair Airlines
Direct
3h 00m
YVR - BUR
Flair Airlines
C$ 121
Destinia

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Flight FAQs

From Vancouver to California

Which airlines flying from Vancouver to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Air Canada, WestJet, and United Airlines flying from Vancouver to California have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Vancouver to California for under C$ 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Vancouver to California for under C$ 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just C$ 170, but on average you can expect to pay C$ 183.

Are there direct flights from Vancouver to California for under C$ 200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Vancouver to California under C$ 200. A good price for a direct flight from Vancouver to California is less than C$ 188.

Are there last-minute flights available from Vancouver to California for under C$ 200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Vancouver to California within the next 7 days for less than C$ 200.

What days are direct flights available from Vancouver to California?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Thursday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Vancouver to California on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 7 flights from Vancouver to California a day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Vancouver to California?

For as low as C$ 170, Air Canada can have you in California from Vancouver in 2h 30m. Airlines will cover a distance of 1749 km. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Vancouver to California one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Flair Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as C$ 91. However, be on the lookout for offers from Alaska Airlines and Air Canada, as they are both options that can get you from Vancouver to California for a low price.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Vancouver to California?

Before booking your flight from Vancouver to California check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Air Canada or Alaska Airlines.

What are the most reliable airlines from Vancouver to California?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Vancouver to California consider choosing SkyWest Airlines (78%), United Airlines (49%) or LATAM Airlines (46%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the most popular routes from Vancouver to California?

The most popular route from Vancouver to California is Vancouver Intl - Los Angeles. You may also consider Vancouver Intl - Palm Springs or Vancouver Intl - San Francisco.

What are the cheapest flights from Vancouver to California?

While on average a flight from Vancouver to California is generally C$ 421, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is C$ 111. When looking at the most popular route, (Vancouver Intl - Los Angeles), you can expect to pay C$ 207 for that flight.

What airports serve Vancouver to California flights?

Flights depart daily from Vancouver’s leading airports for California, but it is Vancouver International that offers the largest number of options and non-stop airlines. It is the largest of the area’s three airports (the others are Vancouver Coal Harbour, a hub for sea planes from Kenmore Air and Harbour Air, and Vancouver Boundary Bay - about 20 minutes from Vancouver International Airport with FBO services for corporate and private aircraft and helicopter services).It is roughly 15km from the city’s central business district, which averages 30 to 45 depending on to traffic. The airport is accessible by taxis that may offer fixed rates or variable rates that run CAD $35, or more depending upon the choice between taxi, private sedan, or fixed rate vehicles. There is also a direct train link into the city, via the Canada Line train/subway, with stations conveniently located downtown at Yaletown-Roundhouse, Vancouver City Centre and Waterfront. Trains leave every 7 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during off hours, and cost CAD $4 from the airport and CAD $9 heading into the airport.

Which airlines fly directly from Vancouver to California?

Flight times are usually under three hours. Several leading carriers make trips from Vancouver to California, and the most common are American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, WestJet, Air Canada, Continental Airlines, and United Airlines. There are thousands of flights of this kind each week to the 13 different airports within the vast state.

What are the stopover options on flights from Vancouver to California?

Since this is a three-hour trip, it does not include a stopover.

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

Canadian citizens do not need visas to enter the U.S. unless they intend to work, invest, immigrate or study. A valid passport is always required, and you will want to retain all essential travel documents whenever making your way through an airport, as this facilitates easier travel, boarding, and departures. Always carry proof of your citizenship, such as a birth certificate, certificate of citizenship or naturalization, as well as photo identification.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from Vancouver?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Vancouver to California

Most visitors from Vancouver need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter California.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Vancouver must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Vancouver are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Do I need a test to fly back to Vancouver from California?

Returning to Vancouver from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Vancouver.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Vancouver.

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Vancouver to California.
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Flight duration from Vancouver to California
2h 45m

Airports servicing Vancouver

Vancouver Intl (YVR)
Vancouver Coal Harbour (CXH)

Airports servicing

Bakersfield Meadows Field (BFL)
Bishop (BIH)
Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City McNamara Field (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)

Top 8 airlines flying from Vancouver to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Vancouver to California 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
Allegiant Air
C$ 92 C$ 185 No cancel fee 88%
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Air Canada
C$ 123 C$ 438 No cancel fee 67%
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Delta
C$ 127 C$ 378 No cancel fee N/A
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United Airlines
C$ 138 C$ 434 No cancel fee 69%
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WestJet
C$ 144 C$ 384 No cancel fee 60%
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Alaska Airlines
C$ 150 C$ 395 No cancel fee 75%
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American Airlines
C$ 155 C$ 455 No cancel fee 71%
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Air New Zealand
C$ 280 C$ 497 No cancel fee 78%
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