The cheapest times to fly from LAX to LYR are

  • June 4th to June 17th
  • September 10th to March 18th (except the weeks of September 17th, November 26th, December 17th, and January 15th)

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 LYR is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $7290 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $1005 for Friday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Longyearbyen

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Longyearbyen (LYR) will usually cost between $1120 to $3118 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 $1171. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2784. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1613 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1472 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to LYR flight.

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

LAX to LYR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to LYR flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Longyearbyen, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $585 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1512. Return trip prices are from the LYR to LAX 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 LAX to LYR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 1 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $828
  • Average savings: $645 (43.78%)

See LAX to OSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4460 miles or 7178 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to LYR flight is about 9 hour 1 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from LAX to LYR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

Return Airport

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


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