The cheapest times to fly from ACT to FSM are

  • January 1st to February 4th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • April 16th to August 5th (except the weeks of May 21st and June 25th)
  • October 29th to November 18th

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 ACT to FSM is early December. Prices can be as high as $574 for Friday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $294 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Fort Smith

Flying from Waco, TX (ACT) to Fort Smith, AR (FSM) will usually cost between $294 to $399 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $294. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $406. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $112 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $304 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ACT to FSM flight.

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

ACT to FSM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ACT to FSM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Waco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.62, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Fort Smith, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Waco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $16 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $298. Return trip prices are from the FSM to ACT 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 ACT to FSM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 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 ACT to FSM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Fayetteville, AR

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 1.64% less expensive than FSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See ACT to XNA flights

Destination alternative #2: Joplin Regional Airport (JLN) in Joplin, MO

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 1.64% less expensive than FSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See ACT to JLN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ACT to FSM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fort Smith Regional Airport to Waco Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 306 miles or 492 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ACT to FSM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ACT to FSM flight is about 1 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Waco, TX and Fort Smith, AR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from ACT to FSM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ACT
Origination airport name Waco Regional Airport
City Waco, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 31.6
Longitude -97.2

Return Airport

Destination code FSM
Destination airport name Fort Smith Regional Airport
City Fort Smith, AR
Country the United States
Latitude 35.3
Longitude -94.4


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