The cheapest times to fly from MGA to LGB are

  • January 15th to February 25th
  • April 16th to August 5th

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 MGA to LGB is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $1716 for Sunday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $547 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Long Beach

Flying from Managua (MGA) to Long Beach, CA (LGB) will usually cost between $725 to $1348 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $699. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1465. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $766 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $904 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MGA to LGB flight.

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

MGA to LGB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MGA to LGB flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Managua. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below 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 $235 (21%) 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 $777. Return trip prices are from the LGB to MGA 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 MGA to LGB can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 30 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 MGA to LGB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 42.37% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See MGA to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 13.38% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See MGA to BUR flights

Destination alternative #3: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 1.33% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See MGA to SNA flights


Flight Hacking MGA to LGB

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 MGA to LGB — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $746
  • Average savings: $158 (17.48%)

See MGA to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (MGA > SFO > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $782
  • Average savings: $122 (13.5%)

See MGA to LAS flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (MGA > SJC > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $874
  • Average savings: $31 (3.37%)

See MGA to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, American, ANA, British Airways, Delta, Ethiopian, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Long Beach Airport to Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2507 miles or 4035 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MGA to LGB flight is about 5 hour 30 minutes.

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

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MGA
Origination airport name Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport
City Managua
Country Nicaragua
Latitude 12.1
Longitude -86.2

Return Airport

Destination code LGB
Destination airport name Long Beach Airport
City Long Beach, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.8
Longitude -118.2


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