The cheapest times to fly from DCA to SMF are
- January 1st to March 4th
- April 16th to May 6th
- August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
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 DCA to SMF is early September. Prices can be as high as $1527 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $301 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Sacramento
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $328 to $646 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $348. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $614. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $266 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $384 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to SMF flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to SMF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. 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 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 $173 (32%) 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 $371. Return trip prices are from the SMF to DCA 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 DCA 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 15 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA 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, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2375 miles or 3822 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to SMF?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to SMF flight is about 5 hour 15 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and Sacramento, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 93 available flights from DCA to SMF.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Sacramento International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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