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The cheapest times to fly from LAX to LUG are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of August 27th)

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 LAX to LUG is early November. Prices can be as high as $1783 for Saturday flights during mid May, or as low as $668 for Tuesday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to Lugano

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Lugano (LUG) will usually cost between $671 to $1344 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $682. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $1278. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $596 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $924 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to LUG flight.

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

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LAX to LUG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to LUG flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $147 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $875. Return trip prices are from the LUG to LAX 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 LAX to LUG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 48 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 LAX to LUG while comparing.

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

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 30.48% less expensive than LUG
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to ZRH flights

Destination alternative #2: Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 29.72% less expensive than LUG
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to MXP flights

Destination alternative #3: Milano Linate Airport (LIN) in Milan

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 22.96% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to LIN flights

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

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 23.17% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to GVA flights

Destination alternative #5: Bergamo Orio Al Serio Airport (BGY) in Bergamo

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 10.02% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to BGY flights

Destination alternative #6: Euro Airport (BSL) in Mulhouse

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 6.33% less expensive than LUG
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to BSL flights

 

Flight Hacking LAX 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 LAX to LUG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Zurich (LAX > ZRH > LUG)

  • Price for both tickets: $798
  • Average savings: $126 (13.59%)

See LAX to ZRH flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (LAX > JFK > LUG)

  • Price for both tickets: $869
  • Average savings: $55 (5.9%)

See LAX to JFK flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (LAX > EWR > LUG)

  • Price for both tickets: $906
  • Average savings: $18 (1.89%)

See LAX to EWR flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Air New Zealand, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, South African, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lugano Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6010 miles or 9672 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to LUG flight is about 11 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Lugano?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from LAX to LUG.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.9
Longitude-118.4

Return Airport

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

 

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