The cheapest times to fly from SLK to SMF are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 9th to April 29th (except the week of April 16th)
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the weeks of October 8th, November 19th, 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 SLK to SMF is late January. Prices can be as high as $1220 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $515 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Saranac Lake/Lake Placid, NY (SLK) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $562 to $947 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 $575. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $918. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $344 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $715 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLK to SMF flight.

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

SLK to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLK to SMF flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Saranac Lake. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, 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 $163 (20%) 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 $644. Return trip prices are from the SMF to SLK 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 SLK 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 23 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 SLK to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 13.08% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See SLK 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 8.95% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See SLK to SJC flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $618
  • Average savings: $98 (13.64%)

See SLK to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SLK 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 Adirondack Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2447 miles or 3938 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLK to SMF flight is about 5 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Saranac Lake/Lake Placid, NY and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SLK to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSLK
Origination airport nameAdirondack Regional Airport
CitySaranac Lake/Lake Placid, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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