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The cheapest times to fly from DEN to SMF are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and 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 DEN to SMF is early November. Prices can be as high as $641 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $144 for Tuesday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $162 to $422 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 $187. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $404. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $217 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $260 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to SMF flight.

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

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DEN to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is 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 $81 (26%) 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 $230. Return trip prices are from the SMF to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to SMF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 37 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DEN to SMF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 7.90% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 5.01% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to SFO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 907 miles or 1460 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to SMF flight is about 2 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from DEN to SMF.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

Destination code SMF
Destination airport name Sacramento International Airport
City Sacramento, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -121.6

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to SMF tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 41% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 7% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SMF heading for DEN about 17 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Sacramento, CA is about 13 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 14 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 10 minutes late
  • United: 16 minutes late
  • Frontier: 52 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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