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The cheapest times to fly from SOF to LGB are

  • January 8th to May 6th
  • October 1st 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 SOF to LGB is early November. Prices can be as high as $1663 for Saturday flights during mid July, or as low as $700 for Tuesday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to Long Beach

Flying from Sofia (SOF) to Long Beach, CA (LGB) will usually cost between $781 to $1450 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 $748. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1494. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $746 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $977 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SOF to LGB flight.

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

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SOF to LGB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SOF to LGB flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Sofia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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 $163 (15%) 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 $982. Return trip prices are from the LGB to SOF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SOF 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 12 hour 54 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 SOF to LGB while comparing.

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

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 19.97% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See SOF to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 8.09% less expensive than LGB
  • 2-layover flights available

See SOF to SNA flights

Destination alternative #3: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 7.07% less expensive than LGB
  • 2-layover flights available

See SOF to BUR flights

Destination alternative #4: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 6.40% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See SOF to SAN flights

Destination alternative #5: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in Palm Springs, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 4.05% less expensive than LGB
  • 2-layover flights available

See SOF to PSP flights

Destination alternative #6: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 0.56% less expensive than LGB
  • 2-layover flights available

See SOF to ONT flights

 

Flight Hacking SOF 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 SOF to LGB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (SOF > CPH > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $614
  • Average savings: $363 (37.17%)

See SOF to LHR flights

Hack #2: London (SOF > LHR > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $696
  • Average savings: $281 (28.73%)

See SOF to CPH flights

Hack #3: Paris (SOF > CDG > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $718
  • Average savings: $259 (26.47%)

See SOF to CDG flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Long Beach Airport to Sofia Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6617 miles or 10649 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SOF to LGB flight is about 12 hour 54 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from SOF to LGB.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSOF
Origination airport nameSofia Airport
CitySofia
CountryBulgaria
Latitude42.7
Longitude23.4

Return Airport

Destination codeLGB
Destination airport nameLong Beach Airport
CityLong Beach, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.8
Longitude-118.2

 

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