The cheapest times to fly from FCO to SMA are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • April 30th to July 15th (except the week of June 11th)
  • November 5th 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 FCO to SMA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1157 for Friday flights during mid August, or as low as $276 for Thursday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Santa Maria Island

Flying from Rome (FCO) to Santa Maria (SMA) will usually cost between $335 to $824 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $409. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $924. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $515 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $499 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FCO to SMA flight.

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

FCO to SMA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FCO to SMA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Rome. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $168 (29%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $418. Return trip prices are from the SMA to FCO 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 FCO to SMA 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 36 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking FCO to SMA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from FCO to SMA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lisbon (FCO > LIS > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $265
  • Average savings: $234 (46.89%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FCO to SMA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, Alitalia, Azores Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Luxair, Royal Air Maroc, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santa Maria Airport to Fiumicino Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2009 miles or 3233 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from FCO to SMA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FCO to SMA flight is about 4 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Rome and Santa Maria?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from FCO to SMA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeFCO
Origination airport nameFiumicino Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSMA
Destination airport nameSanta Maria Airport
CitySanta Maria


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