The cheapest times to fly from SMA to OPO are

  • January 1st to March 25th (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 23rd to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • September 24th 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 OPO is mid October. Prices can be as high as $600 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $94 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Porto

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Porto (OPO) will usually cost between $94 to $412 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $123. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $427. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $305 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $187 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to OPO flight.

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

SMA to OPO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to OPO 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 $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $86 (29%) 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 $180. Return trip prices are from the OPO 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 OPO 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 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Azores Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 930 miles or 1497 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to OPO flight is about 2 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Porto?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from SMA to OPO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SMA
Origination airport name Santa Maria Airport
City Santa Maria
Country Portugal
Latitude 37
Longitude -25.2

Return Airport

Destination code OPO
Destination airport name Porto Airport
City Porto
Country Portugal
Latitude 41.2
Longitude -8.7


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