The cheapest times to fly from SMA to BRI are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the week of March 19th)
  • April 30th to June 24th (except the week of June 4th)
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the week of October 29th)

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 SMA to BRI is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1270 for Thursday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $467 for Sunday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Bari

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Bari (BRI) will usually cost between $527 to $1186 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $467. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $1065. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $598 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $691 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to BRI flight.

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

SMA to BRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to BRI flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Santa Maria Island. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $7 (1%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $723. Return trip prices are from the BRI to SMA 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 SMA to BRI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 1 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 SMA to BRI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Capodichino Airport (NAP) in Naples

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from BRI
  • Usually 25.04% less expensive than BRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMA to NAP flights

Destination alternative #2: Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) in Dubrovnik

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from BRI
  • Usually 2.03% less expensive than BRI
  • 2-layover flights available

See SMA to DBV flights


Flight Hacking SMA to BRI

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 SMA to BRI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Luxembourg (SMA > LUX > BRI)

  • Price for both tickets: $542
  • Average savings: $149 (21.56%)

See SMA to FCO flights

Hack #2: Rome (SMA > FCO > BRI)

  • Price for both tickets: $571
  • Average savings: $120 (17.37%)

See SMA to LUX flights

Hack #3: Milan (SMA > MXP > BRI)

  • Price for both tickets: $572
  • Average savings: $120 (17.29%)

See SMA to MXP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SMA to BRI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alitalia, Azores Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, TAROM, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bari Airport to Santa Maria Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2246 miles or 3615 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SMA to BRI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to BRI flight is about 5 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Bari?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from SMA to BRI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSMA
Origination airport nameSanta Maria Airport
CitySanta Maria

Return Airport

Destination codeBRI
Destination airport nameBari Airport


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