The cheapest times to fly from PHX to SMF are
- July 9th to November 18th (except the week of July 23rd)
- December 3rd to February 4th (except the weeks of December 10th, December 17th, and January 1st)
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 PHX to SMF is early December. Prices can be as high as $488 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $202 for Wednesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Sacramento
Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $208 to $326 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $211. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $331. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $121 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $218 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to SMF flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PHX to SMF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PHX to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday 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 $49 (19%) 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 $215. Return trip prices are from the SMF to PHX 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 PHX to SMF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 9 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PHX to SMF? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, 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 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 646 miles or 1040 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PHX to SMF?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to SMF flight is about 2 hour 9 minutes.
How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Sacramento, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from PHX to SMF.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Sacramento International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from PHX 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 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SMF heading for PHX about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Sacramento, CA is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 16 minutes late
- American: 6 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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