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The cheapest times to fly from SMA to BDS are

  • January 1st to April 1st (except the weeks of January 8th and March 19th)
  • April 30th to June 24th
  • November 5th to December 16th (except the week of November 12th)

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 BDS is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1308 for Sunday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $469 for Thursday flights around late January and early February.

 

When to Fly to Brindisi

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Brindisi (BDS) will usually cost between $531 to $1224 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $469. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $1084. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $615 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $703 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to BDS flight.

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

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SMA to BDS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to BDS flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Santa Maria Island. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BDS, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into SMA. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Brindisi, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Maria Island. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $41 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $736. Return trip prices are from the BDS to SMA 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 SMA to BDS 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 8 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 SMA to BDS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) in Dubrovnik

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from BDS
  • Usually 3.70% less expensive than BDS
  • 2-layover flights available

See SMA to DBV flights

Destination alternative #2: Bari Airport (BRI) in Bari

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from BDS
  • Usually 1.71% less expensive than BDS
  • 2-layover flights available

See SMA to BRI flights

 

Flight Hacking SMA to BDS

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 BDS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Geneva (SMA > GVA > BDS)

  • Price for both tickets: $575
  • Average savings: $128 (18.21%)

See SMA to MXP flights

Hack #2: Milan (SMA > MXP > BDS)

  • Price for both tickets: $580
  • Average savings: $124 (17.57%)

See SMA to GVA flights

Hack #3: Brussels (SMA > BRU > BDS)

  • Price for both tickets: $589
  • Average savings: $114 (16.22%)

See SMA to BRU flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alitalia, Azores Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Brindisi Airport to Santa Maria Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2311 miles or 3719 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to BDS flight is about 5 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Brindisi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from SMA to BDS.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSMA
Origination airport nameSanta Maria Airport
CitySanta Maria
CountryPortugal
Latitude37
Longitude-25.2

Return Airport

Destination codeBDS
Destination airport nameBrindisi Airport
CityBrindisi
CountryItaly
Latitude40.7
Longitude17.9

 

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