The cheapest times to fly from BWI to LYR are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 23rd to July 15th (except the weeks of April 30th and May 21st)
  • November 12th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 LYR is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $9087 for Thursday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $1499 for Wednesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Longyearbyen

Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Longyearbyen (LYR) will usually cost between $1697 to $5587 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $1748. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $5970. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4222 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2466 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to LYR flight.

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

BWI to LYR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BWI to LYR flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Baltimore. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.42, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LYR, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into BWI. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Longyearbyen, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Baltimore. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1116 (27%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2376. Return trip prices are from the LYR to BWI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BWI to LYR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 29 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking BWI to LYR

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 LYR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Oslo (BWI > OSL > LYR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1086
  • Average savings: $1380 (55.97%)

See BWI to OSL flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (BWI > BOS > LYR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1661
  • Average savings: $805 (32.63%)

See BWI to BOS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (BWI > JFK > LYR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1710
  • Average savings: $756 (30.66%)

See BWI to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3608 miles or 5806 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to LYR flight is about 7 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Longyearbyen?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from BWI to LYR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BWI
Origination airport name Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
City Baltimore, MD
Country the United States
Latitude 39.2
Longitude -76.7

Return Airport

Destination code LYR
Destination airport name Svalbard Airport
City Longyearbyen
Country Norway
Latitude 78.2
Longitude 15.5


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