The cheapest times to fly from SMA to JFK are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 27th
  • October 15th to December 16th

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 JFK is early March. Prices can be as high as $5568 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $826 for Tuesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $2464 to $3959 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $2304. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $3886. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1582 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2899 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to JFK flight.

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

SMA to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to JFK 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 $0.69, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JFK, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into SMA. Saturdays 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 $570 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2815. Return trip prices are from the JFK 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 JFK 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 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMA to JFK

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 JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $581
  • Average savings: $2319 (79.98%)

See SMA to OPO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $640
  • Average savings: $2259 (77.92%)

See SMA to LIS flights

Hack #3: Madrid (SMA > MAD > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $746
  • Average savings: $2154 (74.28%)

See SMA to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Santa Maria Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2596 miles or 4178 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to JFK flight is about 5 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from SMA to JFK.


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 JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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