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Why BA?

Fly with British Airways and enjoy award-winning service, excellent value for money and no hidden charges:

  • Free seats selection 24hrs in advance*
  • Inclusive 23kg checked baggage allowance*
  • Airport, online or mobile check-in
  • Free onboard food and bar service

*Except on hand baggage only fares

Book your flights to California

Explore all the excitement the Golden State has to offer by flying straight to California's main airports. Book now and get ready for a unique experience.

British Airways flies daily to Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and San Diego International Airport. Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, take a tour of the biggest film studios, theme parks and the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, and escape to San Diego where the surf is breathtaking and the cuisine a revelation.

California flight facts

Flight duration.

Flight duration

For those flying to San Diego and Los Angeles, you can expect an 11-hour flight, and half an hour less if you are heading to San Francisco. During your journey you will enjoy all the comforts of flying with British Airways, as well as first class service from our friendly cabin crew.

Leaving from London Heathrow.

Leaving from London Heathrow

British Airways operates direct flights to California out of London Heathrow, making it easier and more relaxing than ever to reach the Golden State. To really make things go smoothly, you can select your seat 24-hours in advance and choose between online, mobile or airport check-in. Direct flights mean faster journeys, too, so you’ll touch down much quicker.

Arriving in California.

Arriving in California

Once you’ve touched down in the Golden State, the world is your oyster. All our Californian destinations have plenty of taxi and shuttle bus services. San Diego International Airport is so close to the centre of town that the taxi ride only takes between 10 and 15 minutes. Central San Francisco is a mere 20 minutes away from its airport by car, and you’ll find yourself in Los Angeles in just under half an hour if you grab a cab.

Number of flights.

Number of flights

British Airways operates numerous weekly flights from London Heathrow to Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and San Diego International Airport. As a result, you’ll have the freedom to choose the flight that best suits your schedule.

What to do in California.

What to do in California

California is famous for its balmy climate, vigorous cultural life and stunning landscape. The beaches of San Diego, the famous sloped streets of San Francisco and the glamour and bustle of Los Angeles are but a flight away. So if you want to discover California for yourself, British Airways can make it happen.

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