The cheapest times to fly from ATL to SMA are

  • January 15th to February 4th
  • February 19th to March 18th
  • November 19th 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 ATL to SMA is early March. Prices can be as high as $6193 for Saturday flights during early November, or as low as $4782 for Sunday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Santa Maria Island

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Santa Maria (SMA) will usually cost between $4783 to $5170 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $4782. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $5446. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $664 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4785 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to SMA flight.

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

ATL to SMA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to SMA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.9, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday 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 $188 (4%) 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 $4783. Return trip prices are from the SMA to ATL 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 ATL to SMA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 55 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 ATL to SMA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) in Ponta Delgada

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from SMA
  • Usually 69.39% less expensive than SMA
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATL to PDL flights


Flight Hacking ATL 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 ATL to SMA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (ATL > BOS > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $939
  • Average savings: $3847 (80.39%)

See ATL to BOS flights

Hack #2: Toronto (ATL > YYZ > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1031
  • Average savings: $3755 (78.46%)

See ATL to YYZ flights

Hack #3: Lisbon (ATL > LIS > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1095
  • Average savings: $3690 (77.12%)

See ATL to LIS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Azores Airlines, Delta, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santa Maria Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3294 miles or 5301 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to SMA flight is about 6 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Santa Maria?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 29 available flights from ATL to SMA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

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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