The cheapest times to fly from SMA to BRU are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 24th (except the week of April 30th)
  • October 1st to October 14th
  • November 5th to December 9th

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 BRU is mid February. Prices can be as high as $954 for Sunday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $281 for Thursday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Brussels

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Brussels (BRU) will usually cost between $281 to $615 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $281. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $777. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $495 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $413 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to BRU flight.

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

SMA to BRU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to BRU flight is much 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday 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 $51 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $402. Return trip prices are from the BRU 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 BRU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 7 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 BRU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Luxembourg Airport (LUX) in Luxembourg

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from BRU
  • Usually 7.88% less expensive than BRU
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMA to LUX flights


Flight Hacking SMA to BRU

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 BRU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lisbon (SMA > LIS > BRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $256
  • Average savings: $157 (38.06%)

See SMA to OPO flights

Hack #2: Porto (SMA > OPO > BRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $294
  • Average savings: $119 (28.73%)

See SMA to LIS flights

Hack #3: Ponta Delgada (SMA > PDL > BRU)

  • Price for both tickets: $397
  • Average savings: $16 (3.76%)

See SMA to PDL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Brussels National Airport to Santa Maria Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1743 miles or 2805 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to BRU flight is about 4 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Brussels?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSMA
Origination airport nameSanta Maria Airport
CitySanta Maria

Return Airport

Destination codeBRU
Destination airport nameBrussels National Airport


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