The cheapest times to fly from CDG to SMF are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 30th to June 17th
  • October 15th to December 16th (except the week of November 26th)

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 CDG to SMF is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1804 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $890 for Wednesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Paris (CDG) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $934 to $1517 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $937. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1620. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $684 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $997 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CDG to SMF flight.

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

CDG to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CDG to SMF flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Paris. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMF, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CDG. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Sacramento, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Paris. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $93 (8%) 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 $1024. Return trip prices are from the SMF to CDG 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 CDG 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 10 hour 51 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 CDG to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 58.68% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See CDG to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 54.11% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See CDG to OAK flights

Destination alternative #3: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 27.13% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See CDG to SJC flights


Flight Hacking CDG 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 CDG to SMF — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $543
  • Average savings: $455 (45.59%)

See CDG to YVR flights

Hack #2: Vancouver (CDG > YVR > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $670
  • Average savings: $328 (32.85%)

See CDG to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (CDG > SFO > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $673
  • Average savings: $324 (32.5%)

See CDG to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5482 miles or 8822 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CDG to SMF flight is about 10 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Paris and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from CDG to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CDG
Origination airport name Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
City Paris
Country France
Latitude 49
Longitude 2.6

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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