The cheapest times to fly from LGB to STS are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)

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 STS is early September. Prices can be as high as $864 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $221 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Santa Rosa

Flying from Long Beach, CA (LGB) to Santa Rosa, CA (STS) will usually cost between $269 to $658 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $318. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $595. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $277 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $464 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGB to STS flight.

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

LGB to STS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGB to STS 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 $0.69, which is above 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 $217 (38%) 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 $352. Return trip prices are from the STS 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 STS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 44 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 STS while comparing.

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

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from STS
  • Usually 64.66% less expensive than STS
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGB to SJC flights

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

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from STS
  • Usually 61.42% less expensive than STS
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGB to SMF flights

Destination alternative #3: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from STS
  • Usually 59.38% less expensive than STS
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGB to SFO flights

Destination alternative #4: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from STS
  • Usually 54.96% less expensive than STS
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGB to OAK flights

Destination alternative #5: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from STS
  • Usually 0.22% less expensive than STS
  • 1-layover flights available

See LGB to MRY flights


Flight Hacking LGB to STS

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 STS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $440
  • Average savings: $24 (5.17%)

See LGB to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport to Long Beach Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 415 miles or 668 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGB to STS flight is about 1 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Long Beach, CA and Santa Rosa, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from LGB to STS.


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 STS
Destination airport name Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport
City Santa Rosa, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.5
Longitude -122.8


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