How to Find Cheap Air Travel to/from California
One of the biggest states in the United States is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country – we are talking about California. The state is large enough that it would be really tough to explore the whole thing in one trip (especially the short two-week variety), but since there are airports sprinkled throughout the state it is easy to just concentrate on one area at a time. And if you do your research in advance, it is also possible to find cheap flights to California, too.
The busiest airports in California, starting with the most busy, are Los Angeles International Airport (airport code LAX), San Francisco International Airport (airport code SFO), San Diego International Airport (airport code SAN), Oakland International Airport (airport code OAK), San Jose International Airport (airport code SJC), Sacramento International Airport (airport code SMF), John Wayne Airport (airport code SNA), Ontario International Airport (airport code ONT) and Burbank Bob Hope Hope Airport (airport code BUR). You can find great deals on flights to all of these airports – and more – on the list to the left of this page. The list is updated daily with new cheap flights to California, so check back regularly.
It should not be surprising that Los Angeles is California’s busiest airport – it is busier than #2 by a long shot. LA is the second most popular international gateway for people coming in and out of the country. Read more about finding cheap flights to LAX.
San Francisco’s airport is a major hub for United Airlines and Virgin America, and a popular airport for people visiting both the city and the surrounding area (including California’s wine country). Read more about getting cheap flights to San Francisco.
San Diego is popular not only for its great weather and beaches, but also as the gateway to Tijuana, Mexico. It may be the third busiest airport in California, but its passenger traffic is roughly half that of San Francisco. Read more about fingind cheap flights to San Diego.
Oakland’s proximity to San Francisco has made it a popular choice for area residents who do not want to fight the traffic to get to SFO. It is also a good airport to use if you are visiting the wine country north of the city. Many budget airlines use Oakland, including Southwest Airlines. Find out more about cheap flights to Oakland.
San Jose is another choice for those wishing to visit the San Francisco area without visting the city itself, or for residents of the Bay Area who live north of San Francisco. Read more about getting cheap flights to San Jose.
Sacramento is the capitol city, although it is not among the popular places to visit in California. Still, visitors to the Tahoe area or even Napa Valley may want to check out Sacramento as a less-busy alternative to Bay Area airports. Learn more about cheap flights to Sacramento.
Orange County’s airport bears the name of one-time local resident John Wayne, and is a good choice for people whose main goal is to visit Disneyland – it is far closer to the theme park than LAX. Find out more about cheap flights to Orange County.
This Ontario is not the one in Canada, but rather the one in the Los Angeles area. This Ontario is a good alternative airport if you are flying in or out of the LA area but not going to or from downtown LA, because it is significantly smaller than LAX. Read more about cheap flights to Ontario.
Burbank’s airport is named after Bob Hope, and is another good alternative to Los Angeles’ airport, especially if you are mainly visiting the Hollywood area. Burbank is also close to Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Warner Bros. Learn more about cheap flights to Burbank.