The cheapest times to fly from LYR to LAX are

  • May 28th to June 17th
  • October 15th to March 11th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 LYR to LAX is early December. Prices can be as high as $3537 for Saturday flights during late April, or as low as $463 for Friday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Longyearbyen (LYR) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $678 to $2316 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $808. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late April, with an average price of $2192. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1384 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1079 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LYR to LAX flight.

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

LYR to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LYR to LAX flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Longyearbyen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Longyearbyen. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $585 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $974. Return trip prices are from the LAX to LYR 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 LYR 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 9 hour 1 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LYR to LAX

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 LYR to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Oslo (LYR > OSL > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $685
  • Average savings: $395 (36.56%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, SAS, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4460 miles or 7178 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LYR to LAX flight is about 9 hour 1 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from LYR to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LYR
Origination airport name Svalbard Airport
City Longyearbyen
Country Norway
Latitude 78.2
Longitude 15.5

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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