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The cheapest times to fly from LGB to SFO are

  • August 6th to February 4th

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 LGB to SFO is late October. Prices can be as high as $890 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $102 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Long Beach, CA (LGB) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $108 to $433 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $124. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $517. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $392 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $189 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGB to SFO flight.

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

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LGB to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGB to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Long Beach. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $110 (39%) 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 $170. Return trip prices are from the SFO to LGB 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 LGB to SFO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 37 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from LGB to SFO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 13.00% less expensive than SFO
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGB to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 5.04% less expensive than SFO
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGB to SMF flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LGB to SFO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Long Beach Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 354 miles or 570 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LGB to SFO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGB to SFO flight is about 1 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Long Beach, CA and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from LGB to SFO.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code LGB
Origination airport name Long Beach Airport
City Long Beach, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.8
Longitude -118.2

Return Airport

Destination code SFO
Destination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LGB to SFO tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 47% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for LGB about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Francisco, CA is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • JetBlue: 10 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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