The cheapest times to fly from SMA to YVR are

  • January 15th to February 25th
  • April 9th to August 5th (except the week of April 23rd)

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 YVR is early June. Prices can be as high as $4595 for Sunday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $853 for Wednesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Vancouver

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Vancouver (YVR) will usually cost between $853 to $4153 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 $1060. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $3832. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2771 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1202 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to YVR flight.

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

SMA to YVR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to YVR 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 $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $1881 (65%) 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 $972. Return trip prices are from the YVR 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 YVR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 23 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMA to YVR

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 YVR — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $782
  • Average savings: $420 (34.94%)

See SMA to DUS flights

Hack #2: Dusseldorf (SMA > DUS > YVR)

  • Price for both tickets: $953
  • Average savings: $249 (20.72%)

See SMA to LIS flights

Hack #3: Zurich (SMA > ZRH > YVR)

  • Price for both tickets: $978
  • Average savings: $224 (18.64%)

See SMA to ZRH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Azores Airlines, Delta, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4664 miles or 7506 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to YVR flight is about 9 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Vancouver?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 32 available flights from SMA to YVR.


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 YVR
Destination airport name Vancouver International Airport
City Vancouver
Country Canada
Latitude 49.2
Longitude -123.2


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