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The cheapest times to fly from LAX to SMF are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to June 10th (except the week of May 7th)
  • July 2nd to July 22nd
  • October 8th to November 18th

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 LAX to SMF is mid July. Prices can be as high as $252 for Sunday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $97 for Tuesday flights around mid July.

 

When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $117 to $197 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid July with an average ticket price of $133. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $184. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $51 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $150 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to SMF flight.

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

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LAX to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is 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 $47 (27%) 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 $126. Return trip prices are from the SMF to LAX 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 LAX to SMF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 39 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 LAX to SMF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 28.09% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 8.36% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to SFO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Boutique Air, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 373 miles or 600 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to SMF flight is about 1 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from LAX to SMF.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.9
Longitude-118.4

Return Airport

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

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LAX to SMF tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 34% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SMF heading for LAX about 13 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:

  • Southwest: 9 minutes late
  • Delta: 15 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 21 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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