The cheapest times to fly from SMA to BWI are

  • February 12th to March 25th
  • October 29th to January 21st (except the weeks of November 12th and December 17th)

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 BWI is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $6848 for Sunday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $3895 for Wednesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Baltimore

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Baltimore, MD (BWI) will usually cost between $3900 to $6848 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $3895. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $6848. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2953 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4153 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to BWI flight.

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

SMA to BWI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to BWI 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 $0.93, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $777 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $4008. Return trip prices are from the BWI 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 BWI 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 58 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 BWI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from BWI
  • Usually 27.95% less expensive than BWI
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMA to IAD flights

Destination alternative #2: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from BWI
  • Usually 10.13% less expensive than BWI
  • 2-layover flights available

See SMA to PHL flights

Destination alternative #3: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from BWI
  • Usually 3.58% less expensive than BWI
  • 2-layover flights available

See SMA to DCA flights


Flight Hacking SMA to BWI

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 BWI — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $710
  • Average savings: $3443 (82.9%)

See SMA to OPO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $820
  • Average savings: $3333 (80.26%)

See SMA to LIS flights

Hack #3: Dublin (SMA > DUB > BWI)

  • Price for both tickets: $881
  • Average savings: $3272 (78.8%)

See SMA to DUB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SMA to BWI? 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 Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Santa Maria Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2767 miles or 4453 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to BWI flight is about 5 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Baltimore, MD?

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


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 BWI
Destination airport name Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
City Baltimore, MD
Country the United States
Latitude 39.2
Longitude -76.7


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