dfw-to-smf

 

The cheapest times to fly from DFW to SMF are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • July 30th to November 18th
  • December 3rd 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 DFW to SMF is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $791 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $176 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.

 

When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $228 to $482 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $255. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $486. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $231 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $338 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to SMF flight.

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

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DFW to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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 $91 (23%) 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 $297. Return trip prices are from the SMF to DFW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DFW to SMF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 33 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 DFW to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 33.73% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 25.15% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to SJC flights

Destination alternative #3: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 1.48% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to MRY flights

Destination alternative #4: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 1.18% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to OAK flights

Destination alternative #5: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 0.44% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to STS flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1428 miles or 2298 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to SMF flight is about 3 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from DFW to SMF.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code DFW
Origination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97

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 DFW to SMF tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 38% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 3% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SMF heading for DFW about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Sacramento, CA is about 7 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 16 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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