The cheapest times to fly from SMA to PBI are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the weeks of October 29th and November 12th)

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 PBI is early March. Prices can be as high as $7677 for Friday flights during late September, or as low as $4401 for Wednesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to West Palm Beach

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL (PBI) will usually cost between $4401 to $6513 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 $4410. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late September, with an average price of $6718. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2308 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4475 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to PBI flight.

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

SMA to PBI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to PBI 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 $0.85, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to West Palm Beach, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Maria Island. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $421 (7%) 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 $4586. Return trip prices are from the PBI 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 PBI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 51 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 PBI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Miami International Airport (MIA) in Miami, FL

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from PBI
  • Usually 32.69% less expensive than PBI
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMA to MIA flights

Destination alternative #2: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from PBI
  • Usually 6.29% less expensive than PBI
  • 2-layover flights available

See SMA to MCO flights

Destination alternative #3: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, FL

  • 103 miles (166 km) away from PBI
  • Usually 0.06% less expensive than PBI
  • 2-layover flights available

See SMA to RSW flights


Flight Hacking SMA to PBI

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 PBI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (SMA > BOS > PBI)

  • Price for both tickets: $920
  • Average savings: $3555 (79.44%)

See SMA to GVA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $960
  • Average savings: $3515 (78.55%)

See SMA to BOS flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (SMA > CPH > PBI)

  • Price for both tickets: $964
  • Average savings: $3511 (78.46%)

See SMA to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Azores Airlines, Delta, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Palm Beach International Airport to Santa Maria Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3256 miles or 5240 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to PBI flight is about 6 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from SMA to PBI.


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 PBI
Destination airport name Palm Beach International Airport
City West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 26.7
Longitude -80.1


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