The cheapest times to fly from LGB to MFE are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 16th to October 7th (except the week of July 23rd)
  • October 22nd to November 18th

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 MFE is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1237 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $343 for Saturday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to McAllen

Flying from Long Beach, CA (LGB) to Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX (MFE) will usually cost between $394 to $869 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $432. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $814. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $382 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $565 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGB to MFE flight.

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

LGB to MFE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGB to MFE 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 $0.27, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday 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 $221 (32%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $466. Return trip prices are from the MFE to LGB 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 LGB to MFE can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 19 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 MFE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Laredo International Airport (LRD) in Laredo, TX

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from MFE
  • Usually 3.63% less expensive than MFE
  • 2-layover flights available

See LGB to LRD flights


Flight Hacking LGB to MFE

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 MFE — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $488
  • Average savings: $77 (13.64%)

See LGB to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from McAllen Miller International Airport to Long Beach Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1300 miles or 2092 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGB to MFE flight is about 3 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Long Beach, CA and Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from LGB to MFE.


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 MFE
Destination airport name McAllen Miller International Airport
City Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 26.2
Longitude -98.2


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