The cheapest times to fly from CVG to SMF are
- January 8th to February 25th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- August 6th 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 CVG to SMF is early November. Prices can be as high as $684 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $300 for Wednesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Sacramento
Flying from Cincinnati, OH (CVG) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $322 to $554 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 $333. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $494. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $161 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $385 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CVG to SMF flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CVG to SMF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the CVG to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Cincinnati. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $111 (24%) 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 $353. Return trip prices are from the SMF to CVG flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from CVG 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 4 hour 32 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 CVG to SMF while comparing.
- 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
- Usually 23.02% less expensive than SMF
- Nonstop flights available
- 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
- Usually 4.29% less expensive than SMF
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from CVG to SMF? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1972 miles or 3174 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from CVG to SMF?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop CVG to SMF flight is about 4 hour 32 minutes.
How many flights go between Cincinnati, OH and Sacramento, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from CVG to SMF.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Sacramento International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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