The cheapest times to fly from ERI to SMF are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 2nd to May 6th (except the week of April 9th)
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 20th, October 8th, and October 15th)

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 ERI to SMF is late January. Prices can be as high as $844 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $333 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Erie, PA (ERI) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $336 to $647 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 $347. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $594. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $247 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $446 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ERI to SMF flight.

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

ERI to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ERI to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Erie. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 $160 (29%) 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 $393. Return trip prices are from the SMF to ERI 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 ERI 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 53 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 ERI to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 15.92% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See ERI 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 2.02% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See ERI to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2170 miles or 3492 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ERI to SMF flight is about 4 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Erie, PA and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from ERI to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeERI
Origination airport nameErie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport
CityErie, PA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSMF
Destination airport nameSacramento International Airport
CitySacramento, CA
Countrythe United States


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