The cheapest times to fly from SAF to YVR are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • October 15th 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 SAF to YVR is early November. Prices can be as high as $992 for Sunday flights during late May, or as low as $293 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Vancouver

Flying from Santa Fe, NM (SAF) to Vancouver (YVR) will usually cost between $352 to $902 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 $403. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $842. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $439 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $609 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAF to YVR flight.

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

SAF to YVR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAF to YVR flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Santa Fe. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $237 (31%) 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 $494. Return trip prices are from the YVR to SAF 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 SAF to YVR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 17 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 SAF to YVR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Seattle, WA

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from YVR
  • Usually 41.46% less expensive than YVR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAF to SEA flights


Flight Hacking SAF to YVR

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 SAF to YVR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SAF > LAX > YVR)

  • Price for both tickets: $523
  • Average savings: $87 (14.2%)

See SAF to LAX flights

Hack #2: Phoenix, AZ (SAF > PHX > YVR)

  • Price for both tickets: $526
  • Average savings: $84 (13.71%)

See SAF to PHX flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (SAF > SJC > YVR)

  • Price for both tickets: $574
  • Average savings: $36 (5.83%)

See SAF to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAF to YVR? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Vancouver International Airport to Santa Fe Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1275 miles or 2052 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SAF to YVR?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAF to YVR flight is about 3 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Fe, NM and Vancouver?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SAF to YVR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAF
Origination airport name Santa Fe Municipal Airport
City Santa Fe, NM
Country the United States
Latitude 35.6
Longitude -106.1

Return Airport

Destination code YVR
Destination airport name Vancouver International Airport
City Vancouver
Country Canada
Latitude 49.2
Longitude -123.2


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