The cheapest times to fly from CLJ to SMF are

  • January 8th to April 8th
  • October 15th to December 23rd (except the week of December 10th)

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 CLJ to SMF is early November. Prices can be as high as $1387 for Saturday flights during mid July, or as low as $959 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $959 to $1359 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $987. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1340. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $353 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1053 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLJ to SMF flight.

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

CLJ to SMF Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $90 (6%) 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 $1039. Return trip prices are from the SMF to CLJ 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 CLJ 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 12 hour 3 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 CLJ to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 9.12% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLJ to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 0.09% less expensive than SMF
  • 2-layover flights available

See CLJ to STS flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $826
  • Average savings: $228 (21.6%)

See CLJ to BUR flights

Hack #2: Burbank, CA (CLJ > BUR > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $971
  • Average savings: $83 (7.83%)

See CLJ to LAX flights

Hack #3: Bologna (CLJ > BLQ > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $976
  • Average savings: $78 (7.36%)

See CLJ to BLQ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Avram Iancu Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6152 miles or 9901 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLJ to SMF flight is about 12 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Cluj-Napoca and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from CLJ to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLJ
Origination airport name Avram Iancu Airport
City Cluj-Napoca
Country Romania
Latitude 46.8
Longitude 23.7

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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