The cheapest times to fly from SMA to FLR are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • October 29th 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 FLR is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $1162 for Thursday flights during mid July, or as low as $317 for Sunday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Florence

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Florence (FLR) will usually cost between $329 to $1077 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 $317. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1014. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $697 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $645 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to FLR flight.

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

SMA to FLR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to FLR 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 $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $151 (20%) 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 $586. Return trip prices are from the FLR 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 FLR 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 30 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 FLR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Fiumicino Airport (FCO) in Rome

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from FLR
  • Usually 24.11% less expensive than FLR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMA to FCO flights

Destination alternative #2: Marco Polo International Airport (VCE) in Venice

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from FLR
  • Usually 11.16% less expensive than FLR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMA to VCE flights


Flight Hacking SMA to FLR

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 FLR — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $300
  • Average savings: $346 (53.57%)

See SMA to GVA flights

Hack #2: Geneva (SMA > GVA > FLR)

  • Price for both tickets: $556
  • Average savings: $90 (13.88%)

See SMA to LIS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $558
  • Average savings: $87 (13.49%)

See SMA to BRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alitalia, Azores Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1954 miles or 3145 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to FLR flight is about 4 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Florence?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from SMA to FLR.


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 FLR
Destination airport name Firenze Airport
City Florence
Country Italy
Latitude 43.8
Longitude 11.2


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