abq-to-smf

 

The cheapest times to fly from ABQ to SMF are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • early December

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 ABQ to SMF is mid August. Prices can be as high as $501 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $202 for Tuesday flights around mid August.

 

When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $222 to $434 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $255. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $389. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $134 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $308 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ABQ to SMF flight.

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

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ABQ to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ABQ to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Albuquerque. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $110 (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 $265. Return trip prices are from the SMF to ABQ flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ABQ 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 2 hour 32 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 ABQ to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 18.83% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See ABQ to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 17.86% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See ABQ to SJC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Boutique Air, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Albuquerque International Sunport Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 865 miles or 1392 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ABQ to SMF flight is about 2 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Albuquerque, NM and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from ABQ to SMF.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code ABQ
Origination airport name Albuquerque International Sunport Airport
City Albuquerque, NM
Country the United States
Latitude 35
Longitude -106.6

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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