The cheapest times to fly from LUG to BWI are

  • March 5th to June 3rd (except the week of March 19th)
  • October 8th to December 23rd (except the week of October 15th)

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 LUG to BWI is early November. Prices can be as high as $5510 for Friday flights during mid October, or as low as $513 for Thursday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Baltimore

Flying from Lugano (LUG) to Baltimore, MD (BWI) will usually cost between $517 to $4167 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $599. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid October, with an average price of $1833. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1233 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $766 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LUG to BWI flight.

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

LUG to BWI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LUG to BWI flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lugano. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Baltimore, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Lugano. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $642 (39%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $789. Return trip prices are from the BWI to LUG 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 LUG to BWI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 28 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 LUG to BWI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from BWI
  • Usually 31.20% less expensive than BWI
  • 1-layover flights available

See LUG to IAD flights

Destination alternative #2: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from BWI
  • Usually 24.41% less expensive than BWI
  • 1-layover flights available

See LUG to PHL flights

Destination alternative #3: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from BWI
  • Usually 14.62% less expensive than BWI
  • 2-layover flights available

See LUG to DCA flights


Flight Hacking LUG to BWI

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 LUG to BWI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (LUG > JFK > BWI)

  • Price for both tickets: $676
  • Average savings: $90 (11.75%)

See LUG to ZRH flights

Hack #2: Zurich (LUG > ZRH > BWI)

  • Price for both tickets: $716
  • Average savings: $51 (6.59%)

See LUG to JFK flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (LUG > ORD > BWI)

  • Price for both tickets: $716
  • Average savings: $50 (6.53%)

See LUG to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LUG to BWI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Lugano Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4163 miles or 6700 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LUG to BWI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LUG to BWI flight is about 8 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Lugano and Baltimore, MD?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from LUG to BWI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLUG
Origination airport nameLugano Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeBWI
Destination airport nameBaltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
CityBaltimore, MD
Countrythe United States


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