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When is the best time to fly to Long Beach?

A major maritime center for the entire West Coast, Long Beach is a beautiful port city with a vibrant waterfront and wide, sandy beaches. The city offers ultra-modern amenities, a happening culinary scene and a relaxed beachside vibe. With average yearly temperatures of 65 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit, any time is a good time to visit sunny Long Beach. A huge line-up of festivals and events from June – August attracts large crowds during the summer months, while the perfect wave conditions between December – February are a big draw for hard-core surfers. Around mid-October, you can experience a hectic party season when scores of local bars participate in the exciting Long Beach Oktoberfest, celebrating authentic craft beer. Spring time from March – May promises clear skies, sparse crowds and attractive deals on room rates and flights.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Long Beach?

    $66 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Long Beach. This flight is from San Diego and is 94% cheaper than most flights to Long Beach. To find the cheapest price to Long Beach from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Long Beach?

    The cheapest month to fly to Long Beach from United States is in January. Flight prices, which tend to average around $272, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you don’t want to visit Long Beach in January, then you should wait until February to fly from United States, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $277.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Long Beach?

    The best time to book a flight to Long Beach from United States is 37 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $323. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Long Beach outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United States to Long Beach for $115.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Long Beach?

    According to our data, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly to Long Beach from United States. The lowest ticket price found for a Thursday departure recently was $327. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. Flights from United States to Long Beach on a Monday will generally be more expensive and average around $417. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Long Beach?

    The cheapest time of day to fly to Long Beach is in the evening when flights can be purchased for as low as $293. Try not to purchase tickets in the afternoon because they tend to be around $382. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Long Beach?

    During the warmer months, hikers around the Long Beach area find that parks like Old Town San Diego State Historic Park are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Long Beach in January, February, or March.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Long Beach?

    Hawthorne Airport, Los Angeles Airport, Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport, Santa Monica Airport or Burbank Bob Hope Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Long Beach.

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Long Beach?

    The cheapest airport near Long Beach is typically Santa Monica Airport with an average price of $443/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


Can I fly to Long Beach Municipal from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Long Beach Municipal within the United States

Most visitors from United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Long Beach Municipal.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Long Beach Municipal.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Long Beach Municipal.

Can I fly back to United States from Long Beach Municipal?

Returning to United States from Long Beach Municipal

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Long Beach Municipal must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Long Beach Municipal are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Long Beach at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Long Beach flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Long Beach found recently by users on momondo
Delta
Nov 6
SMF2:10 amSacramento Intl
6h 06m
1 stop
LGB8:16 amLong Beach Municipal
Nov 13
LGB2:15 amLong Beach Municipal
5h 06m
1 stop
SMF7:21 amSacramento Intl
Delta
Oct 29
SMF2:10 amSacramento Intl
6h 06m
1 stop
LGB8:16 amLong Beach Municipal
Oct 30
LGB1:10 pmLong Beach Municipal
6h 48m
1 stop
SMF7:58 pmSacramento Intl
American Airlines
Oct 8
SLC1:46 pmSalt Lake City
19h 23m
1 stop
LGB9:09 amLong Beach Municipal
Oct 12
LGB1:38 pmLong Beach Municipal
13h 57m
1 stop
SLC3:35 amSalt Lake City
American Airlines
Oct 8
SLC9:10 amSalt Lake City
23h 59m
2 stops
LGB9:09 amLong Beach Municipal
Oct 12
LGB1:38 pmLong Beach Municipal
4h 05m
1 stop
SLC5:43 pmSalt Lake City
American Airlines
Oct 7
SFO2:30 amSan Francisco
13h 53m
1 stop
LGB4:23 pmLong Beach Municipal
Oct 10
LGB1:38 pmLong Beach Municipal
16h 18m
1 stop
SFO5:56 amSan Francisco
American Airlines
Oct 9
SEA1:48 amSeattle/Tacoma Intl
11h 04m
1 stop
LGB12:52 pmLong Beach Municipal
Oct 18
LGB1:38 pmLong Beach Municipal
5h 12m
1 stop
SEA6:50 pmSeattle/Tacoma Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Long Beach

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Long Beach, view some of our deals below provided by American Airlines, Delta and Major Airline
Delta
Nov 1
SMF1:07 pmSacramento Intl
4h 27m
1 stop
LGB5:34 pmLong Beach Municipal
American Airlines
Oct 20
DFW6:51 amDallas/Fort Worth
3h 18m
LGB10:09 amLong Beach Municipal
American Airlines
Oct 23
SFO6:51 amSan Francisco
6h 01m
1 stop
LGB12:52 pmLong Beach Municipal

Which airlines fly to Long Beach?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Long Beach

American Airlines, jetBlue, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines are the major carriers that serve Long Beach Airport.


Airports near Long Beach

Below you will find all the airports in Long Beach along with the distance from the city center

Long Beach Airport (LGB)

Formerly called Daugherty Field, Long Beach Airport is 3 miles northeast of Downtown Long Beach, in Los Angeles County. There are multiple ways to get from the airport to the city center.

Buses

Long Beach Transit operates buses with 3 routes that connect the airport to Long Beach and the neighboring areas. The bus station is a 5-minute walk from the airport, at Clark and Wardlow SW, and you can take route 111 to First and Shelter C N in Downtown Long Beach. Buses arrive every 40 – 50 minutes and the ride takes 35 – 40 minutes. The one-way fare is $1.25 USD.

Trains

While this is not a direct route, the nearest station to Long Beach Airport is Wardlow Station, from which you can connect to the regional national or regional rail services such as Amtrak, Metrolink and Los Angeles Metro Rail. From November 18 – January 7 a complimentary holiday shuttle transports passengers from the airport to Wardlow Station in approximately 12 minutes. At other times of the year, Long Beach Transit’s bus routes 102 or 104 will take you from the airport to Wardlow Station, in approximately 20 minutes, for a fare of $1.25 USD. To reach Downtown Long Beach, you can ride the Metro Blue Line train to 1st Street Station. Trains arrive every 12 minutes and the ride takes 16 minutes. The single ride fare is $1.75 USD. The total ride time for bus and train together is 36 minutes and the total fare is $3.00 USD, except during the holidays when the complimentary shuttle is operational.

Taxis

Taxis are available at the taxi stand outside the terminal. Long Beach Yellow Cab company offers flat-rate rides to various destinations in Los Angeles County. For a ride to Downtown Long Beach, expect to pay approximately $27.00 USD – $30.00 USD excluding tips. Ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft are also easily available from the airport.

Shuttles, limousines and sedans

Several private companies offer shared van or shuttles, as well as limousine and sedan services for door-to-door drop-offs and pick-ups. Rides can be pre-booked from each ground transportation providers’ website or directly at the airport.

Car rentals

Several car rental companies operate from LGB. The car rental offices are located in the Airport Ground Transportation Center, directly across from the terminal building. You can also maximize your savings on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Long Beach

Most frequently searched flights to Long Beach along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Reno to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time4h 14m
Cheapest price$115
Sacramento to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time4h 22m
Cheapest price$115
Denver to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time4h 25m
Cheapest price$131
Seattle to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time4h 25m
Cheapest price$151
San Francisco to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price$151
Las Vegas to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time5h 56m
Cheapest price$151
Portland to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time4h 15m
Cheapest price$155
Salt Lake City to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time1h 55m
Cheapest price$157
Atlanta to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time7h 06m
Cheapest price$171
Fort Lauderdale to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time8h 09m
Cheapest price$171
Indianapolis to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time6h 02m
Cheapest price$171
Austin to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time5h 00m
Cheapest price$171
Minneapolis to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time5h 25m
Cheapest price$171
Orlando to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time7h 55m
Cheapest price$171
Chicago to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time6h 26m
Cheapest price$171
New York to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time8h 01m
Cheapest price$171
Philadelphia to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time7h 37m
Cheapest price$171
Eugene to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time4h 18m
Cheapest price$175
Honolulu to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time5h 20m
Cheapest price$193
Kansas City to Long Beach Flights
Fastest flight time8h 31m
Cheapest price$195

Driving is a convenient way to get around in Long Beach. There are several free parking zones along the beaches, while Downtown Long Beach has plenty of paid parking lots. If you don’t want to be stuck behind the wheel, rely on these other modes of transport that the city offers:

Public Transportation

Long Beach Transit operates nearly 34 bus routes and ferries connecting all parts of the city, as well as nearby Lakewood and Signal Hill. The fare on regular bus routes is $1.25 USD per ride. You can also hop on The Passport, a free bus service that runs 4 different routes connecting you to all the popular tourist attractions and shopping in Downtown Long Beach.

AquaLink water taxis connect you to Alamitos Bay, and are available from 4 docking stations. The fare is $5.00 USD per trip. The Aquabus service to Rainbow Harbor is available from 5 different stations at a charge of $1.00 USD per ride.

Taxis

Long Beach Yellow Cab company is one of the largest companies offering taxi services throughout Long Beach. Flag drop is $2.85 USD for the first 1/9th mile, followed by $0.30 USD every additional 1/9th mile, and an hourly waiting time of $29.19 USD.


No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Things to do and places of interest in Long Beach

With year-round sunshine and powdery beaches, a trip to Long Beach is all about surfing, sailing, swimming and soaking up the sun as you relax and admire the scenic coastline. You can indulge in a host of water sports such as jet skiing, kayaking and windsurfing, or go fishing or whale watching. If you venture away from the beach, here are a few suggestions on what to see and do in Long Beach.

  • Go biking, roller skating, or walking along the 5.5 miles of scenic waterfront in Long Beach.
  • Get up close with over 11,000 animals across 50 exhibits at the renowned Aquarium of the Pacific.
  • Check out the historic ocean liner and World War II troopship, The Queen Mary.
  • Explore the museums such as Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), or hop on a Catalina Express boat and enjoy a day of leisure and entertainment on beautiful Catalina Island.
  • Wander around the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden and admire its spectacular koi pond, cascading waterfalls, and large bonsai collection.
  • Go dancing at the Latin clubs, enjoy sultry jazz music at the Jazz lounges, or groove to classic rock n’ roll when you go club-hopping in Long Beach after sun down.
  • Spend a few hours at the funky East Village Arts District neighborhood to admire ornate Art-Deco buildings, and enjoy some trendy cafés, restaurants and boutiques in the area.
  • Catch a live musical performance at the waterside Long Beach Performing Arts Center, or enjoy a unique theatre experience at the Art Theatre of Long Beach.

Tips and tricks for visiting Long Beach

Plan a trip around events

Long Beach is one of the most culturally diverse US cities and hosts numerous festivals and events year round. Some of the key events that take place in Long Beach include: the Long Beach Grand Prix for IndyCar racing, the Long Beach Gay Pride Festival, the all summer Long Beach Sea Festival, the Long Beach Blues Festival, and the Long Beach International Marathon. For an interesting itinerary, try to plan your visit around some of these events.