The cheapest times to fly from APW to SMF are

  • April 2nd to June 17th
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the week of October 22nd)
  • December 24th to January 28th (except the weeks of January 1st and January 8th)

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 APW to SMF is mid May. Prices can be as high as $7216 for Thursday flights during early February, or as low as $1128 for Wednesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Apia (APW) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $1210 to $4532 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1587. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early February, with an average price of $2843. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1256 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1797 can be considered a good price for a round-trip APW to SMF flight.

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

APW to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the APW to SMF flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Apia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $875 (33%) 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 $1397. Return trip prices are from the SMF to APW 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 APW to SMF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 45 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 APW to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 22.31% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See APW 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 16.14% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See APW to SJC flights

Destination alternative #3: Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Reno, NV

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 13.58% less expensive than SMF
  • 2-layover flights available

See APW to RNO flights


Flight Hacking APW to SMF

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 APW to SMF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (APW > LAX > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1511
  • Average savings: $287 (15.94%)

See APW to AKL flights

Hack #2: Auckland (APW > AKL > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1515
  • Average savings: $282 (15.69%)

See APW to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Diego, CA (APW > SAN > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1627
  • Average savings: $171 (9.49%)

See APW to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Faleolo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4872 miles or 7841 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop APW to SMF flight is about 9 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Apia and Sacramento, CA?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeAPW
Origination airport nameFaleolo International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSMF
Destination airport nameSacramento International Airport
CitySacramento, CA
Countrythe United States


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