The cheapest times to fly from LGB to SMF are
- July 30th to February 4th (except the week of November 19th)
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 LGB to SMF is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $734 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $108 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.
When to Fly to Sacramento
Flying from Long Beach, CA (LGB) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $118 to $497 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $126. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $502. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $376 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $179 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGB to SMF flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LGB to SMF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LGB to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Long Beach. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, 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 $129 (42%) 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 $177. Return trip prices are from the SMF to LGB flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from LGB 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 41 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 LGB to SMF while comparing.
- 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
- Usually 8.38% less expensive than SMF
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LGB to SMF? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Long Beach Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 388 miles or 624 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LGB to SMF?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGB to SMF flight is about 1 hour 41 minutes.
How many flights go between Long Beach, CA and Sacramento, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from LGB to SMF.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Long Beach Airport|
|City||Long Beach, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Sacramento International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from LGB to SMF tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 12% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SMF heading for LGB about 3 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Sacramento, CA is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 1 minutes late
- JetBlue: 6 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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