The cheapest times to fly from MRY to FSM are

  • January 1st to January 21st
  • April 16th to July 15th (except the week of April 30th)
  • August 20th to September 30th
  • October 29th 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 MRY to FSM is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $1004 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $358 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Fort Smith

Flying from Monterey, CA (MRY) to Fort Smith, AR (FSM) will usually cost between $363 to $615 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $369. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $592. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $223 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $435 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MRY to FSM flight.

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

MRY to FSM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MRY to FSM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Monterey. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, 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 $127 (24%) 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 $404. Return trip prices are from the FSM to MRY 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 MRY 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 3 hour 44 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 MRY to FSM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Joplin Regional Airport (JLN) in Joplin, MO

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 5.98% less expensive than FSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See MRY to JLN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1533 miles or 2467 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MRY to FSM flight is about 3 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Monterey, CA and Fort Smith, AR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from MRY to FSM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MRY
Origination airport name Monterey Regional Airport
City Monterey, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.6
Longitude -121.8

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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