The cheapest times to fly from SMA to CPH are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the week of March 19th)
  • April 16th to June 17th
  • mid to late September
  • November 12th to December 9th

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 CPH is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1300 for Saturday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $342 for Thursday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Copenhagen

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Copenhagen (CPH) will usually cost between $390 to $826 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $424. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $851. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $426 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $512 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to CPH flight.

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

SMA to CPH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to CPH 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CPH, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into SMA. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Copenhagen, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Maria Island. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $155 (23%) 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 $468. Return trip prices are from the CPH 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 CPH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMA to CPH

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 CPH — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $321
  • Average savings: $191 (37.34%)

See SMA to OPO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $367
  • Average savings: $145 (28.25%)

See SMA to LIS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $501
  • Average savings: $11 (2.05%)

See SMA to BRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Azores Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2176 miles or 3502 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to CPH flight is about 4 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Copenhagen?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from SMA to CPH.


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 CPH
Destination airport name Kastrup Airport
City Copenhagen
Country Denmark
Latitude 55.6
Longitude 12.7


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