The cheapest times to fly from CPH to SMA are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 23rd to June 24th
  • November 5th to December 16th

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 CPH to SMA is late January. Prices can be as high as $1352 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $345 for Sunday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Santa Maria Island

Flying from Copenhagen (CPH) to Santa Maria (SMA) will usually cost between $398 to $877 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $444. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1022. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $578 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $545 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CPH to SMA flight.

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

CPH to SMA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CPH to SMA flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Copenhagen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMA, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into CPH. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Santa Maria Island, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Copenhagen. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $155 (23%) 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 $499. Return trip prices are from the SMA to CPH 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 CPH 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 4 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $297
  • Average savings: $248 (45.55%)

See CPH to OPO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $328
  • Average savings: $217 (39.76%)

See CPH to LIS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $452
  • Average savings: $93 (16.99%)

See CPH to FAO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Azores Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2176 miles or 3502 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CPH to SMA flight is about 4 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Copenhagen 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 CPH to SMA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CPH
Origination airport name Kastrup Airport
City Copenhagen
Country Denmark
Latitude 55.6
Longitude 12.7

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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