The cheapest times to fly from SMA to BUD are

  • March 19th to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 9th and May 14th)
  • October 1st to October 21st

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 BUD is mid March. Prices can be as high as $1280 for Sunday flights during late August to early September, or as low as $503 for Thursday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Budapest

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Budapest (BUD) will usually cost between $535 to $1075 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $534. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late August to early September, with an average price of $994. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $460 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $705 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to BUD flight.

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

SMA to BUD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to BUD 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 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 $123 (15%) 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 $667. Return trip prices are from the BUD 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 BUD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 13 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 BUD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Vienna International Airport (VIE) in Vienna

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from BUD
  • Usually 11.49% less expensive than BUD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMA to VIE flights


Flight Hacking SMA to BUD

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 BUD — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $314
  • Average savings: $391 (55.46%)

See SMA to OPO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $354
  • Average savings: $351 (49.79%)

See SMA to LIS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $517
  • Average savings: $188 (26.63%)

See SMA to BRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport to Santa Maria Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2350 miles or 3782 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to BUD flight is about 5 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Budapest?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from SMA to BUD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSMA
Origination airport nameSanta Maria Airport
CitySanta Maria

Return Airport

Destination codeBUD
Destination airport nameBudapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport


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