The cheapest times to fly from SLC to LGB are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 2nd to May 13th
  • July 30th to December 16th (except the weeks of September 17th, October 8th, November 19th, and November 26th)

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 SLC to LGB is early December. Prices can be as high as $439 for Sunday flights during early July, or as low as $119 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Long Beach

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Long Beach, CA (LGB) will usually cost between $129 to $305 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 $133. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $276. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $143 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $168 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to LGB flight.

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

SLC to LGB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to LGB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, 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 $108 (43%) 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 $144. Return trip prices are from the LGB to SLC 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 SLC to LGB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Southwest, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Long Beach Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 589 miles or 948 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to LGB flight is about 2 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Salt Lake City, UT and Long Beach, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 43 available flights from SLC to LGB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SLC
Origination airport name Salt Lake City International Airport
City Salt Lake City, UT
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -112

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SLC to LGB tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LGB heading for SLC about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Long Beach, CA is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 5 minutes late
  • JetBlue: 18 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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