The cheapest times to fly from SMA to PEK are

  • January 8th to July 1st (except the weeks of January 15th, March 19th, and April 9th)
  • September 24th to October 21st (except the week of October 1st)
  • November 12th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 PEK is early June. Prices can be as high as $2815 for Sunday flights during mid August, or as low as $1043 for Thursday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $1054 to $2738 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $1043. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $2303. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1260 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1320 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to PEK flight.

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

SMA to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to PEK flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Santa Maria Island. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PEK. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Beijing. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $144 (9%) 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 $1324. Return trip prices are from the PEK to SMA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SMA to PEK can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 50 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMA to PEK

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 PEK — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $699
  • Average savings: $621 (47.03%)

See SMA to DUB flights

Hack #2: Dublin (SMA > DUB > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $865
  • Average savings: $455 (34.48%)

See SMA to LIS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $915
  • Average savings: $405 (30.69%)

See SMA to BRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Azores Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6586 miles or 10599 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to PEK flight is about 12 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from SMA to PEK.


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 PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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