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The cheapest times to fly from HEL to SMF are

  • January 8th to May 20th (except the weeks of February 12th, April 9th, and May 7th)
  • September 3rd to September 23rd
  • October 22nd to December 9th

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 HEL to SMF is early February. Prices can be as high as $2755 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $961 for Monday flights around early February.

 

When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Helsinki (HEL) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $1035 to $1574 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $1078. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1642. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $564 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1164 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HEL to SMF flight.

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

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HEL to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HEL to SMF flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Helsinki. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMF, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into HEL. Saturdays 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 $103 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1192. Return trip prices are from the SMF to HEL 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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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from HEL 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 10 hour 35 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 HEL to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 43.86% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See HEL 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 18.73% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See HEL to SJC flights

Destination alternative #3: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 16.41% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See HEL to OAK flights

Destination alternative #4: Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Reno, NV

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 1.72% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See HEL to RNO flights

Destination alternative #5: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 0.95% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See HEL to MRY flights

 

Flight Hacking HEL to SMF

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 HEL to SMF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (HEL > LAX > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $750
  • Average savings: $415 (35.61%)

See HEL to ARN flights

Hack #2: Stockholm (HEL > ARN > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $805
  • Average savings: $359 (30.84%)

See HEL to LAX flights

Hack #3: St. Petersburg (HEL > LED > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $814
  • Average savings: $351 (30.11%)

See HEL to LED flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Helsinki Vantaa Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5337 miles or 8589 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HEL to SMF flight is about 10 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Helsinki and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from HEL to SMF.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeHEL
Origination airport nameHelsinki Vantaa Airport
CityHelsinki
CountryFinland
Latitude60.3
Longitude25

Return Airport

Destination codeSMF
Destination airport nameSacramento International Airport
CitySacramento, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.7
Longitude-121.6

 

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