The cheapest times to fly from AMS to SMA are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • April 30th to June 24th (except the week of June 4th)
  • November 5th to December 16th

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 AMS to SMA is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1227 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $315 for Sunday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Santa Maria Island

Flying from Amsterdam (AMS) to Santa Maria (SMA) will usually cost between $370 to $714 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $423. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $802. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $379 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $473 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AMS to SMA flight.

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

AMS to SMA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AMS to SMA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Amsterdam. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $124 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $444. Return trip prices are from the SMA to AMS 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 AMS to SMA 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 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking AMS to SMA

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 AMS to SMA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $276
  • Average savings: $197 (41.65%)

See AMS to OPO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $322
  • Average savings: $152 (32.03%)

See AMS to LIS flights

Hack #3: Faro (AMS > FAO > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $427
  • Average savings: $46 (9.73%)

See AMS to FAO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Azores Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1792 miles or 2884 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AMS to SMA flight is about 4 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Amsterdam and Santa Maria?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from AMS to SMA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AMS
Origination airport name Schiphol Airport
City Amsterdam
Country the Netherlands
Latitude 52.3
Longitude 4.8

Return Airport

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


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