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Long Beach Airport (LGB) TSA Security Wait Time Information

Long Beach Airport is a small airport hence offers an easy security check to its flyers. But the uncertainty about how long airport processes will take, including check-in security, can be annoying for passengers. But when you have accurate information about wait times for security checkpoints, it makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. During that time, travelers can enjoy their meal with their family.

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LGB Airport features CLEAR expedited security screening. Joining CLEAR, aka CLEAR Plus, will save you time and stress in Long Beach security lines. As and added benefit, you can also use your CLEAR credentials at other Los Angeles area airports and sports venues. See below for TSA/CLEAR hours for enrollment and screening. 

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Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

Although LGB is a small airport, it does have traffic all year round. Sometimes you may clear the security check-in short duration, but during peak hours or times, it may take some more time. It is advisable to arrive at the airport at least 2 to 3 hours before the scheduled departure of your airline. Remember that you must arrive at the airport as early as possible and allow yourself enough time to park your car at the airport.

Main Checkpoint
Location: Just after ticketing lobby
Type: CLEAR, TSA Pre, and General Screening
Hours: Daily,  4:00 AM to 11:00 PM
TSA Pre: Daily,  5:00 AM to 5:00 PM
CLEAR: Daily,  5:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Notes: Access to both North and South Concourse, hours subject to change


Before you head to the airport, be sure to check LGB Arrival Delays, LGB Departure Delays, or use iFLY's LGB Flight Tracker.

Wait Times LBG

The wait times of the Long Beach airport is normally less than 10 minutes, but it can differ during more traffic at the airport. The hours of operation of the TSA checkpoint are subject to change as per TSA's guidelines. However, the common hours of operation are from 4:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Flyers are suggested to arrive at least 2 hours before the departure of the flight to account for TSA security wait times and any possible delays. You can now check current wait times at Long Beach Airport but note that the LBG wait times which you observe right now may not be the same when you actually reach the airport.

Before visiting the airport for a flight, you can also take a look at the LGB Airport Map for your convenience.

PreCheck at LBG

TSA precheck lanes for security checkpoints are available at the main terminal of LGB airport. If you are a regular traveller and do not prefer to wait in the queue, then sign up for TSA's Precheck program at Long Beach Airport.

It will help you with access to an easy screening lane. When you go for PreCheck, you just have to wait for even less than 5 minutes in a line for a security check. Hence, if you are travelling with your infants it is advisable to apply for pre checks as it will save a lot of your time.

About Long Beach Airport Wait Times

Long Beach airport wait times shown on this page are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

LGB TSA security wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for Long Beach LGB Airport are projected, that barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information as a guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at LGB. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance seat assignments and advance boarding passes. .

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Long Beach Airport wait times Q&A

The average wait time at LGB is normally less than 15 minutes. However, it can vary depending on the time of day and airport traffic.
CLEAR is a membership program that offers expedited security screening at participating airports, including LGB. By enrolling in CLEAR Plus, you can save time and stress in security lines. You can sign up for a 2-month free promotion and add up to 3 family members to the trial. Learn more about CLEAR Airport Security and sign up on their website.
The Main Checkpoint operates daily from 4:00 AM to 11:00 PM for general screening, 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM for TSA Pre, and 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM for CLEAR. Please note that these hours are subject to change.
TSA PreCheck is a program that allows eligible travelers to access a dedicated, expedited security lane at participating airports, including LGB. By signing up for TSA PreCheck, you can expect shorter wait times and a more convenient security screening experience. 
It is recommended that passengers arrive at LGB at least 2 to 3 hours before their scheduled departure to account for security wait times, parking, and any possible delays.
Yes, you can check the current wait times at LGB, but keep in mind that the wait times you see may not be the same when you actually arrive at the airport, so plan accordingly.

You can check out this interactive map of Long Beach Airport here, or visit the official airport website.