Formerly called Daugherty Field, Long Beach Airport is a public airport in Long Beach, California. The airport covers an area of 1,166 acres (472 ha). LGB Airport is between Los Angeles and Orange County, in southern California, accessible from I405 to the south, connecting west to the I710 and east to the I605.
LGB is owned by the city of Long Beach. It is 3 miles northeast of downtown Long Beach in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Airport Stats & Facts
- The airport was categorized as a primary commercial service airport for 2011-2015, by the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.
- In 2019, Long Beach Airport served more than 3 million passengers.
Airport Traveling Tips
- The airport is busy during the morning hours between 9:00 am - 10:00 am and in the evening between 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
- Passengers are advised to arrive at least 2 hours before a flight departure to account for TSA security wait times and any possible delays.
- Before visiting the airport for a flight, please take a look at the LGB Airport Map.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be picked up from outside the terminal, by telling the door number and any other information that’ll make the visitor or driver locate them.
- When using rideshare services, passengers can be dropped off at the departure level.
- For arriving flight status: Arriving flight status provides LGB Airport gate information, arrival times, delays, and time to land.
- For departing flight status: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
- Book a flight at LGB to get the best fares.
There is one main terminal in Streamline Moderne Style at Long Beach Airport, along with two concourses and 11 gates. For additional information and to see the terminal location, please refer to the LGB Airport Terminal Map.
Gates 1-4 are in the South Concourse.
Gates 5-11 are in the North Concourse.
Long Beach Airport serves various airlines including American Eagle, JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines, and more. Check the airlines served at Long Beach Airport.
Short-Term & Long-Term Parking
Parking at LGB is available at the terminal. The various parking options available at Long Beach Airport include daily, hourly, long-term, and more.
Hourly Rate: $2/hour in all lots
Daily Rate: $19 - Lot A and $17 - Lot B
Economical off-airport parking is offered by many lots near Long Beach Airport. Most of the off-site parking lots allow 24x7 access.
Passengers can choose among a variety of options for ground transportation, after arriving at the airport. From buses to car rentals to airport shuttles, plus more, they have a lot of options. Also, many passengers use ride services such as Lyft, Uber, and Taxis.
Passengers can utilize car rental services offered by renowned car rental agencies onsite at the airport. Some of the well-known providers include Budget, Avis, Hertz, and more. Offices are located at the Ground Transportation Center located across from the passenger terminal.
Buses & Trains
Public Transportation is an economical mode of travel to all major nearby locations. Long Beach Transit Routes 102, 104, and 111 serve the airport. The closest Metro Rail station to Long Beach Airport is the Wardlow Station on the A-Line.
Airport Shuttles are a great way to travel from Long Beach Airport. Passengers can choose among various shuttles, vans, and limousines according to their convenience and requirement, and get a ride to almost any location nearby.
Amenities & Services
For travelers to have an enjoyable stay, Long Beach Airport provides visitors with a variety of services and amenities including:
- Stores, gift shops, and souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Free Wi-Fi Internet throughout the airport.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Currency exchange.
- Multiple exhibits on display.
Address: 4100 E Donald Douglas Dr, Long Beach, CA 90808, USA
Phone: (562) 570 2600
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Long Beach Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- 1923, Daugherty convinced the city council to create the first municipal airport.
- In the 1940s and 1950s, the only airline nonstops from Long Beach Airport were to Los Angeles, San Diego, and sometimes Catalina Island.
- in 1962 Western Airlines introduced a daily Electra to San Francisco and one a day to San Diego.
- In 1982, Alaska Airlines began nonstop Boeing 727s to Portland and Seattle.
- In 2012, LGB Airport completed a $136 million improvement project designed to modernize the main terminal.
- In 2016, Southwest Airlines announced plans to begin service to the airport with an initial 4 available slots.
- In 2019, the airport had over 2 lakh aircraft operations.