The cheapest times to fly from LGB to SMI are

  • March 26th to September 30th (except the week of July 23rd)

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 SMI is early May. Prices can be as high as $6442 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $2630 for Tuesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Samos

Flying from Long Beach, CA (LGB) to Samos (SMI) will usually cost between $2999 to $6292 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $2960. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $6319. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3359 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $5652 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGB to SMI flight.

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

LGB to SMI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGB to SMI flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Long Beach. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.5, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMI. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Samos. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $199 (4%) 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 $4725. Return trip prices are from the SMI to LGB flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LGB to SMI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 36 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 SMI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Mikonos Airport (JMK) in Mikonos Island

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from SMI
  • Usually 44.74% less expensive than SMI
  • 2-layover flights available

See LGB to JMK flights

Destination alternative #2: Santorini Airport (JTR) in Santorini

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from SMI
  • Usually 44.02% less expensive than SMI
  • 2-layover flights available

See LGB to JTR flights


Flight Hacking LGB to SMI

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 SMI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Athens (LGB > ATH > SMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $892
  • Average savings: $4760 (84.22%)

See LGB to ATH flights

Hack #2: London (LGB > LGW > SMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $930
  • Average savings: $4722 (83.55%)

See LGB to LGW flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (LGB > CPH > SMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $944
  • Average savings: $4708 (83.3%)

See LGB to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Olympic, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Samos Airport to Long Beach Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7009 miles or 11280 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGB to SMI flight is about 13 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Long Beach, CA and Samos?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from LGB to SMI.


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 SMI
Destination airport name Samos Airport
City Samos
Country Greece
Latitude 37.7
Longitude 26.9


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