The cheapest times to fly from SMA to ATL are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of February 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 SMA to ATL is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $4902 for Saturday flights during late March, or as low as $4107 for Sunday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $4107 to $4614 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $4107. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $4902. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $795 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4210 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to ATL flight.

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

SMA to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to ATL flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Santa Maria Island. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.79, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $188 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $4183. Return trip prices are from the ATL to SMA 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 SMA to ATL can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMA to ATL

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 SMA to ATL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lisbon (SMA > LIS > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $794
  • Average savings: $3417 (81.15%)

See SMA to OPO flights

Hack #2: Porto (SMA > OPO > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $876
  • Average savings: $3335 (79.2%)

See SMA to LIS flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (SMA > BOS > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $908
  • Average savings: $3302 (78.43%)

See SMA to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SMA to ATL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Azores Airlines, Delta, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Santa Maria Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3294 miles or 5301 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SMA to ATL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to ATL flight is about 6 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 29 available flights from SMA to ATL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SMA
Origination airport name Santa Maria Airport
City Santa Maria
Country Portugal
Latitude 37
Longitude -25.2

Return Airport

Destination code ATL
Destination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4


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