The cheapest times to fly from SMA to ZRH are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 16th to July 1st
  • November 5th to December 2nd

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 ZRH is early March. Prices can be as high as $1114 for Saturday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $287 for Thursday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Zürich

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Zurich (ZRH) will usually cost between $312 to $711 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 $390. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $813. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $423 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $463 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to ZRH flight.

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

SMA to ZRH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to ZRH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much 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

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $117 (21%) 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 $431. Return trip prices are from the ZRH 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 ZRH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 19 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 ZRH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ZRH
  • Usually 6.48% less expensive than ZRH
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMA to GVA flights


Flight Hacking SMA to ZRH

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 ZRH — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $276
  • Average savings: $187 (40.39%)

See SMA to OPO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $318
  • Average savings: $145 (31.32%)

See SMA to LIS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Azores Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Zurich Airport to Santa Maria Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1853 miles or 2982 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to ZRH flight is about 4 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Zurich?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from SMA to ZRH.


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 ZRH
Destination airport name Zurich Airport
City Zurich
Country Switzerland
Latitude 47.5
Longitude 8.6


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