The cheapest times to fly from RBA to SMF are

  • January 8th to June 3rd (except the week of March 26th)
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 12th and November 26th)

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 RBA to SMF is early December. Prices can be as high as $1840 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $1300 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Rabat (RBA) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $1300 to $1595 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 $1300. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1576. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $276 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1311 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RBA to SMF flight.

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

RBA to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RBA to SMF flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Rabat. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMF, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into RBA. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Sacramento, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Rabat. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $128 (9%) 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 $1358. Return trip prices are from the SMF to RBA 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 RBA 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 11 hour 37 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 RBA to SMF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 4.42% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See RBA to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 3.85% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See RBA to SFO flights


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

Hack #1: Baltimore, MD (RBA > BWI > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1152
  • Average savings: $159 (12.13%)

See RBA to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (RBA > JFK > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1165
  • Average savings: $147 (11.17%)

See RBA to BWI flights

Hack #3: Washington, DC (RBA > DCA > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1167
  • Average savings: $144 (10.98%)

See RBA to DCA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Rabat/Sale International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5907 miles or 9506 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RBA to SMF flight is about 11 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Rabat and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from RBA to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RBA
Origination airport name Rabat/Sale International Airport
City Rabat
Country Morocco
Latitude 34.1
Longitude -6.8

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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