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Travel time from Long Beach to Lake Elsinore



Long Beach to Lake Elsinore airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Long Beach to Lake Elsinore? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Lake Elsinore, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Tuesday, 4:44 pm:  start in Long Beach
drive for about 51 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 6:30 pm at the latest

5:35 pm:  Los Angeles International (LAX)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 7:00 pm

6:05 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

7:05 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

7:35 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

7:50 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

8:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 15 minutes

8:15 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:31 pm:  wheels up! take-off from LAX
fly for about 27 minutes in the air

8:58 pm (local time):  Palm Springs International (PSP)
Lake Elsinore is the same time as Long Beach
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

9:04 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at PSP
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 2.5 hours to your destination

11:28 pm (local time):  arrive in Lake Elsinore

Total travel time: 7 hours




Flying non-stop from Long Beach to Lake Elsinore

How far is Lake Elsinore from Long Beach? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 50 miles or 81 km

Flight time: 15 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 6 hours, 44 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 15.3x faster, and saves you about 6.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.



Best day of the week to fly to Lake Elsinore

Looking at flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from LAX to PSP, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Tuesday for the flight itinerary above.




Airlines that fly to Lake Elsinore

We picked SkyWest Airlines Inc. for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)




Plan a trip to Lake Elsinore

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Lake Elsinore, California. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Lake Elsinore. A great place to eat might be Hart Winery. Click the button below to explore Lake Elsinore in detail.






What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Lake Elsinore to Long Beach, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Long Beach to Lake Elsinore road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Long Beach to Lake Elsinore?

If you happen to know Long Beach, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Long Beach!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 50 miles
flight time of 15 minutes
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Lake Elsinore Airports
  1. LA/Ontario International Airport
  2. McClellan-Palomar Airport



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