The cheapest times to fly from SMA to YPR are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • mid October
  • November 5th to December 2nd (except the week of 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 YPR is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $5148 for Thursday flights during early April, or as low as $3850 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Prince Rupert

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Digby Island (YPR) will usually cost between $3866 to $4953 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $3861. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $4869. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1008 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4010 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to YPR flight.

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

SMA to YPR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to YPR 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 $0.53, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to YPR, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into SMA. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Prince Rupert, 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 $1077 (19%) 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 $4074. Return trip prices are from the YPR 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 YPR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 30 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMA to YPR

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 YPR — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1496
  • Average savings: $2514 (62.69%)

See SMA to IAD flights

Hack #2: Washington, DC (SMA > IAD > YPR)

  • Price for both tickets: $3851
  • Average savings: $159 (3.97%)

See SMA to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Prince Rupert Airport to Santa Maria Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4736 miles or 7622 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to YPR flight is about 9 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Digby Island?

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


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 YPR
Destination airport name Prince Rupert Airport
City Digby Island
Country Canada
Latitude 54.3
Longitude -130.4


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