The cheapest times to fly from JAC to FSM are

  • March 26th to April 29th
  • June 4th to July 29th (except the week of July 2nd)
  • October 22nd to November 25th
  • December 24th to January 28th (except the week of January 1st)

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 JAC to FSM is late December. Prices can be as high as $1653 for Saturday flights during late May, or as low as $298 for Tuesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Fort Smith

Flying from Jackson, WY (JAC) to Fort Smith, AR (FSM) will usually cost between $444 to $1063 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $509. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $1149. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $639 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $618 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JAC to FSM flight.

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

JAC to FSM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JAC to FSM flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Jackson. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Fort Smith, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Jackson. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $131 (19%) 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 $586. Return trip prices are from the FSM to JAC 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 JAC to FSM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 51 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 JAC to FSM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tulsa International Airport (TUL) in Tulsa, OK

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 27.18% less expensive than FSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See JAC to TUL flights

Destination alternative #2: Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) in Springfield, MO

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 24.76% less expensive than FSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See JAC to SGF flights

Destination alternative #3: Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Fayetteville, AR

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 16.26% less expensive than FSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See JAC to XNA flights

Destination alternative #4: Bill and Hillary Clinton Nat Adams Field Airport (LIT) in Little Rock, AR

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 9.22% less expensive than FSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See JAC to LIT flights


Flight Hacking JAC to FSM

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 JAC to FSM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (JAC > SLC > FSM)

  • Price for both tickets: $594
  • Average savings: $25 (3.96%)

See JAC to SLC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JAC to FSM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fort Smith Regional Airport to Jackson Hole Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1040 miles or 1674 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JAC to FSM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JAC to FSM flight is about 2 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Jackson, WY and Fort Smith, AR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from JAC to FSM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JAC
Origination airport name Jackson Hole Airport
City Jackson, WY
Country the United States
Latitude 43.6
Longitude -110.7

Return Airport

Destination code FSM
Destination airport name Fort Smith Regional Airport
City Fort Smith, AR
Country the United States
Latitude 35.3
Longitude -94.4


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