The cheapest times to fly from ZRH to LGB are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 20th
  • August 27th to September 16th (except the week of September 3rd)
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the week of 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 ZRH to LGB is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1844 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $520 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Long Beach

Flying from Zurich (ZRH) to Long Beach, CA (LGB) will usually cost between $576 to $1310 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $585. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1556. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $971 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $705 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZRH to LGB flight.

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

ZRH to LGB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZRH to LGB flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Zürich. 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 $240 (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 $687. Return trip prices are from the LGB to ZRH 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 ZRH 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 11 hour 38 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 ZRH to LGB while comparing.

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

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 23.14% less expensive than LGB
  • Nonstop flights available

See ZRH to SAN flights

Destination alternative #2: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 17.53% less expensive than LGB
  • Nonstop flights available

See ZRH to LAX flights

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

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 6.46% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZRH to BUR flights

Destination alternative #4: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 2.34% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZRH to SNA flights


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

Hack #1: Oslo (ZRH > OSL > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $578
  • Average savings: $127 (17.96%)

See ZRH to CPH flights

Hack #2: Copenhagen (ZRH > CPH > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $583
  • Average savings: $122 (17.25%)

See ZRH to OSL flights

Hack #3: Stockholm (ZRH > ARN > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $589
  • Average savings: $116 (16.39%)

See ZRH to ARN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ZRH 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, American, atlasglobal, British Airways, Condor, Delta, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, SWISS, Thomas Cook Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5922 miles or 9531 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZRH to LGB flight is about 11 hour 38 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from ZRH to LGB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ZRH
Origination airport name Zurich Airport
City Zurich
Country Switzerland
Latitude 47.5
Longitude 8.6

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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