Airport Maps & Terminal Guide
Getting Around the Airport
Long Beach Airport has a passenger terminal with North & South Concourse - referred to as 'Boarding Lounges' - which are separate buildings. The well-maintained Terminal, built in early 1940, is designated as a Cultural Heritage Landmark. Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the terminal and boarding lounges.
Level 1 of the Main Terminal at Long Beach Airport serves both Arrivals & Departures, with curbside check-in and passenger pickup/ dropoff. Separate North & South baggage claim areas are on opposite sides. Level 1 also houses the ticketing area, and a Meeter/Greeter Area. After security check, passengers arrive in the boarding area, offering amenities & services, with access to gates 1 - 4 and 5 - 11 on opposite sides. The Terminal houses a garden & palm court - with patios, terrace & performance space - separating the main waiting lounges at North & South Concourse buildings, and offering food & drink and 'Long Beach News, offering snacks, reading material and gift items (tel. 562-421-6745. Outside of level 1 are shuttle buses and parking facilities.
The North Concourse houses the 4th Street Wine & beer Bar, the Taco Beach Cantina, McKenna's Burger Bar, George's Greek Cafe, and Polly's Coffee & Sweet Jill's Bakery.
The South Concourse houses the Boathouse on the Bay, and Polly's Coffee & Sweet Jill's Bakery.
Level 2 houses the Legends of Aviation Restaurant & Bar with an outdoor patio & plasma TV. (tel. 562-420-6800); Airport offices and observation deck, as well as a historic exhibit.
Food, Shops & Amenities
There are many options for shopping and dining around LGB airport. Some notable shops and restaurants include Taco Bell Cantina and 562 Experience Long Beach Business Journal in the North Concourse; CNBC Gifts and News and Boathouse on the Bay in the South Concourse; and Little Brass Café and Long Beach News in the Main Terminal pre-security area.
The security checkpoints at LGB airport are monitored by the Federal TSA - Transportation Security Administration. Only passengers possessing tickets are allowed to proceed beyond any of the security checkpoints. All security checkpoints provide access to the concourses and airplane gates.
The hours and wait times estimates for each security checkpoint can be found on the Long Beach Airport Airport Security Wait Times Page.
- Arrive 90 minutes before flight time in case of domestic flights, and two hours before flight time in case of international flights.
- Car rentals, taxis, ride-sharing apps, and various public services are available as ground transportation options
- Print your boarding passes beforehand or use electronic boarding passes to save time
- Get all information regarding baggage sizes, airline schedule, curbside pickup/dropoff, or wheelchairs, prior to reaching the airport