The cheapest times to fly from NWI to SMF are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 20th
  • October 29th 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 NWI to SMF is late January. Prices can be as high as $1616 for Saturday flights during mid July, or as low as $764 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Norwich (NWI) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $773 to $1378 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $798. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1410. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $612 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $900 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NWI to SMF flight.

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

NWI to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NWI to SMF flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Norwich. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $171 (12%) 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 $881. Return trip prices are from the SMF to NWI 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 NWI to SMF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 27 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 NWI to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 32.67% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See NWI 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 31.17% less expensive than SMF
  • 2-layover flights available

See NWI to SJC flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 27.72% less expensive than SMF
  • 2-layover flights available

See NWI to OAK flights


Flight Hacking NWI 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 NWI to SMF — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $753
  • Average savings: $148 (16.39%)

See NWI to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (NWI > SFO > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $867
  • Average savings: $33 (3.67%)

See NWI to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (NWI > SJC > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $881
  • Average savings: $19 (2.11%)

See NWI to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, KLM, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Norwich Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5257 miles or 8460 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop NWI to SMF flight is about 10 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Norwich and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from NWI to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code NWI
Origination airport name Norwich Airport
City Norwich
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 52.7
Longitude 1.3

Return Airport

Destination code SMF
Destination airport name Sacramento International Airport
City Sacramento, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -121.6


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