The cheapest times to fly from PIT to SMF are
- January 1st to February 25th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- August 13th 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 PIT to SMF is early November. Prices can be as high as $959 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $250 for Tuesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Sacramento
Flying from Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $321 to $569 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $337. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $518. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $180 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $403 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PIT to SMF flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PIT to SMF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PIT to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Pittsburgh. 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. 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 (27%) 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 $352. Return trip prices are from the SMF to PIT 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 PIT to SMF can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 55 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 PIT to SMF while comparing.
- 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
- Usually 9.80% less expensive than SMF
- Nonstop flights available
- 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
- Usually 3.10% less expensive than SMF
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PIT to SMF? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Pittsburgh International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2185 miles or 3516 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PIT to SMF?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PIT to SMF flight is about 4 hour 55 minutes.
How many flights go between Pittsburgh, PA and Sacramento, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from PIT to SMF.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Pittsburgh International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Sacramento International Airport|
|Country||the United States|