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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
There are currently 20+ open flights from Vancouver to California within the next 7 days for less than C$ 200.
You can find direct flights on the following days: Thursday, Saturday.
On average, you can expect to see 7 flights from Vancouver to California a day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures
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.
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.
Before booking your flight from Vancouver to California check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Air Canada or Alaska Airlines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since this is a three-hour trip, it does not include a stopover.
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.
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.
Visitors from Vancouver are not required to quarantine after entering 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.
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Vancouver.
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