The cheapest times to fly from LUG to LAX are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • May 7th to June 24th
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 LAX is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1584 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $541 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Lugano (LUG) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $558 to $1055 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $551. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1295. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $744 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $677 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LUG to LAX flight.

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

LUG to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LUG to LAX 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 $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $147 (13%) 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 $712. Return trip prices are from the LAX 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 LAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 48 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 LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 3.40% less expensive than LAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See LUG to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air New Zealand, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Lugano Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6010 miles or 9672 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LUG to LAX flight is about 11 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Lugano and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from LUG to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LUG
Origination airport name Lugano Airport
City Lugano
Country Switzerland
Latitude 46
Longitude 8.9

Return Airport

Destination code LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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