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The cheapest times to fly from PHL to SMA are

  • January 1st to March 25th (except the week of January 15th)
  • November 12th to December 9th (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 PHL to SMA is mid February. Prices can be as high as $6518 for Tuesday flights during early October, or as low as $4382 for Wednesday flights around mid February.

 

When to Fly to Santa Maria Island

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Santa Maria (SMA) will usually cost between $4382 to $6028 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $4382. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $6518. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2136 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4387 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to SMA flight.

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

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PHL to SMA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to SMA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.02, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Santa Maria Island, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Philadelphia. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $630 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $4456. Return trip prices are from the SMA to PHL 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 PHL to SMA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 49 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 PHL to SMA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) in Ponta Delgada

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from SMA
  • Usually 66.09% less expensive than SMA
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to PDL flights

 

Flight Hacking PHL to SMA

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 PHL to SMA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (PHL > BOS > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $886
  • Average savings: $3502 (79.82%)

See PHL to BOS flights

Hack #2: Lisbon (PHL > LIS > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $889
  • Average savings: $3499 (79.75%)

See PHL to LIS flights

Hack #3: Dublin (PHL > DUB > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $902
  • Average savings: $3485 (79.44%)

See PHL to DUB flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PHL to SMA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Azores Airlines, Delta, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santa Maria Airport to Philadelphia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2682 miles or 4316 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PHL to SMA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to SMA flight is about 5 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Santa Maria?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 29 available flights from PHL to SMA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codePHL
Origination airport namePhiladelphia International Airport
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.9
Longitude-75.2

Return Airport

Destination codeSMA
Destination airport nameSanta Maria Airport
CitySanta Maria
CountryPortugal
Latitude37
Longitude-25.2

 

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