The cheapest times to fly from RUT to SMF are

  • January 1st to April 8th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • October 22nd to November 18th
  • December 3rd to April 8th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 RUT to SMF is late January. Prices can be as high as $1841 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $477 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Rutland, VT (RUT) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $481 to $935 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 $492. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1836. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1344 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $682 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RUT to SMF flight.

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

RUT to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RUT to SMF flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Rutland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is 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 $154 (21%) 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 $600. Return trip prices are from the SMF to RUT 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 RUT 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 5 hour 31 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 RUT to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 18.77% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See RUT 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 12.46% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See RUT to SJC flights

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 5.06% less expensive than SMF
  • 2-layover flights available

See RUT to OAK flights


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

Hack #1: Boston, MA (RUT > BOS > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $543
  • Average savings: $140 (20.45%)

See RUT to BOS flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (RUT > LAX > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $661
  • Average savings: $21 (3.08%)

See RUT to LAX flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (RUT > LGA > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $681
  • Average savings: $2 (0.22%)

See RUT to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Cape Air, Delta, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Rutland – Southern Vermont Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2517 miles or 4051 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RUT to SMF flight is about 5 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Rutland, VT 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 RUT to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRUT
Origination airport nameRutland – Southern Vermont Regional Airport
CityRutland, VT
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSMF
Destination airport nameSacramento International Airport
CitySacramento, CA
Countrythe United States


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