The cheapest times to fly from GUC to SMF are

  • June 4th to September 23rd (except the week of June 18th)
  • December 24th to March 25th (except the weeks of January 1st and March 12th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from GUC to SMF is late January. Prices can be as high as $1005 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $476 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Gunnison, CO (GUC) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $500 to $815 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $505. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $870. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $365 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $600 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GUC to SMF flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the GUC to SMF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

GUC to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GUC to SMF flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Gunnison. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.47, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $81 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $617. Return trip prices are from the SMF to GUC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from GUC to SMF can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 24 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking GUC to SMF

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from GUC to SMF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Denver, CO (GUC > DEN > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $589
  • Average savings: $12 (1.92%)

See GUC to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GUC to SMF? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 790 miles or 1271 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from GUC to SMF?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GUC to SMF flight is about 2 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Gunnison, CO and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from GUC to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGUC
Origination airport nameGunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport
CityGunnison, CO
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSMF
Destination airport nameSacramento International Airport
CitySacramento, CA
Countrythe United States


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