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The cheapest times to fly from LGB to MDW are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 13th to March 4th (except the weeks of October 8th, November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, December 24th, and February 12th)

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 MDW is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1384 for Sunday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $253 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.

 

When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Long Beach, CA (LGB) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $307 to $956 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $348. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $775. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $427 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $520 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGB to MDW flight.

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

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LGB to MDW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGB to MDW flight is 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 $0.19, which is below average.

 

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 $384 (49%) 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 $397. Return trip prices are from the MDW 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 MDW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 7 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 LGB to MDW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 32.82% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See LGB to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 16.84% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See LGB to MKE flights

 

Flight Hacking LGB to MDW

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 LGB to MDW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (LGB > LAS > MDW)

  • Price for both tickets: $504
  • Average savings: $16 (3.08%)

See LGB to LAS flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago Midway International Airport to Long Beach Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1738 miles or 2797 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGB to MDW flight is about 4 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Long Beach, CA and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 88 available flights from LGB to MDW.

 

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 MDW
Destination airport name Chicago Midway International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 41.8
Longitude -87.8

 

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