The cheapest times to fly from BCN to SMA are

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • April 23rd to June 3rd
  • June 18th to July 1st
  • September 10th to October 21st (except the week of October 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 BCN to SMA is mid January. Prices can be as high as $834 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $261 for Thursday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Santa Maria Island

Flying from Barcelona (BCN) to Santa Maria (SMA) will usually cost between $312 to $525 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 $387. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $587. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $200 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $432 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BCN to SMA flight.

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

BCN to SMA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BCN to SMA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Barcelona. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday 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 $143 (29%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $338. Return trip prices are from the SMA to BCN 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 BCN 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 3 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $218
  • Average savings: $214 (49.48%)

See BCN to OPO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $241
  • Average savings: $191 (44.26%)

See BCN to LIS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $427
  • Average savings: $5 (1.04%)

See BCN to FAO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Azores Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1484 miles or 2388 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BCN to SMA flight is about 3 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Barcelona 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 BCN to SMA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBCN
Origination airport nameBarcelona Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSMA
Destination airport nameSanta Maria Airport
CitySanta Maria


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