The cheapest times to fly from SMA to DUS are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to June 24th (except the week of May 14th)
  • October 29th 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 DUS is late January. Prices can be as high as $1111 for Sunday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $298 for Thursday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Düsseldorf

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) will usually cost between $298 to $767 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 $298. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $912. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $614 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $468 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to DUS flight.

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

SMA to DUS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to DUS 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 $0.16, 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 $50 (9%) 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 $460. Return trip prices are from the DUS 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 DUS 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 18 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 DUS while comparing.

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

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from DUS
  • Usually 18.80% less expensive than DUS
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMA to LUX flights

Destination alternative #2: Brussels National Airport (BRU) in Brussels

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from DUS
  • Usually 11.86% less expensive than DUS
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMA to BRU flights


Flight Hacking SMA to DUS

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 DUS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $294
  • Average savings: $174 (37.18%)

See SMA to OPO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $339
  • Average savings: $129 (27.56%)

See SMA to LIS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Azores Airlines, EgyptAir, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1845 miles or 2969 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to DUS flight is about 4 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Dusseldorf?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 29 available flights from SMA to DUS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSMA
Origination airport nameSanta Maria Airport
CitySanta Maria

Return Airport

Destination codeDUS
Destination airport nameDuesseldorf Airport


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