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The cheapest times to fly from SEA to SMF are

  • January 1st to April 1st (except the week of March 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 17th (except the week of June 4th)
  • October 1st 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 SEA to SMF is early December. Prices can be as high as $597 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $132 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $132 to $235 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 $161. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $291. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $131 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $182 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to SMF flight.

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

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SEA to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SEA to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Seattle. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $62 (30%) 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 $147. Return trip prices are from the SMF to SEA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SEA 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 4 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SEA to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 10.16% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See SEA 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 8.24% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See SEA to SJC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SEA 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, Frontier, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 606 miles or 975 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SEA to SMF flight is about 2 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Seattle, WA and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from SEA to SMF.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSEA
Origination airport nameSeattle/Tacoma International Airport
CitySeattle, WA
Countrythe United States
Latitude47.5
Longitude-122.3

Return Airport

Destination codeSMF
Destination airport nameSacramento International Airport
CitySacramento, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.7
Longitude-121.6

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SEA 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 11% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SMF heading for SEA about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Sacramento, CA is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 10 minutes late
  • Alaska: 6 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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