The cheapest times to fly from MMH to SMF are

  • April 2nd to April 29th
  • July 30th to September 9th
  • September 24th to November 18th
  • December 24th to February 18th (except the weeks of January 1st and February 5th)

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 MMH to SMF is early October. Prices can be as high as $671 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $436 for Wednesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Mammoth Lakes, CA (MMH) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $436 to $532 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $438. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $482. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $44 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $442 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MMH to SMF flight.

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

MMH to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MMH to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Mammoth Lakes. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.66, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMF, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into MMH. 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 $39 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $439. Return trip prices are from the SMF to MMH 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 MMH 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 1 hour 17 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from MMH to SMF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 28.51% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See MMH to SFO flights


Flight Hacking MMH 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 MMH to SMF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MMH > LAX > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $407
  • Average savings: $35 (7.92%)

See MMH to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Boutique Air, Delta, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 166 miles or 267 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MMH to SMF flight is about 1 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Mammoth Lakes, CA and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from MMH to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MMH
Origination airport name Mammoth Lakes Airport
City Mammoth Lakes, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -118.9

Return Airport

Destination code SMF
Destination airport name Sacramento International Airport
City Sacramento, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -121.6


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