The cheapest times to fly from BDL to SMF are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th 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 BDL to SMF is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1082 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $338 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Hartford, CT (BDL) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $352 to $655 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $384. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $625. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $240 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $428 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BDL to SMF flight.

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

BDL to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BDL to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Hartford. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMF, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into BDL. Sundays 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 $148 (27%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $396. Return trip prices are from the SMF to BDL 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 BDL to SMF can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 34 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2551 miles or 4105 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BDL to SMF flight is about 5 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Hartford, CT and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 82 available flights from BDL to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BDL
Origination airport name Bradley International Airport
City Hartford, CT
Country the United States
Latitude 41.9
Longitude -72.7

Return Airport

Destination code SMF
Destination airport name Sacramento International Airport
City Sacramento, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -121.6


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