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The cheapest times to fly from BWI to LUG are

  • January 8th to May 13th
  • October 22nd to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BWI to LUG is late January. Prices can be as high as $4477 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $820 for Thursday flights around late January.

 

When to Fly to Lugano

Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Lugano (LUG) will usually cost between $838 to $1608 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $908. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1935. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1027 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1135 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to LUG flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BWI to LUG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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BWI to LUG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BWI to LUG flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Baltimore. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Lugano, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Baltimore. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $642 (39%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1043. Return trip prices are from the LUG to BWI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BWI to LUG can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 28 minutes may not be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from BWI to LUG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Zurich Airport (ZRH) in Zurich

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 28.28% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to ZRH flights

Destination alternative #2: Euro Airport (BSL) in Mulhouse

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 19.91% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to BSL flights

Destination alternative #3: Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 11.15% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to MXP flights

Destination alternative #4: Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 18.99% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to GVA flights

Destination alternative #5: Milano Linate Airport (LIN) in Milan

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 10.04% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to LIN flights

 

Flight Hacking BWI to LUG

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BWI to LUG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (BWI > JFK > LUG)

  • Price for both tickets: $739
  • Average savings: $397 (34.93%)

See BWI to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (BWI > LGA > LUG)

  • Price for both tickets: $909
  • Average savings: $227 (19.96%)

See BWI to LGA flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (BWI > MIA > LUG)

  • Price for both tickets: $911
  • Average savings: $224 (19.74%)

See BWI to MIA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BWI to LUG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lugano Airport to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4163 miles or 6700 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BWI to LUG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to LUG flight is about 8 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Lugano?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from BWI to LUG.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeBWI
Origination airport nameBaltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
CityBaltimore, MD
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.2
Longitude-76.7

Return Airport

Destination codeLUG
Destination airport nameLugano Airport
CityLugano
CountrySwitzerland
Latitude46
Longitude8.9

 

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