The cheapest times to fly from SMF to ADL are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • August 6th to September 30th
  • October 22nd 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 SMF to ADL is mid August. Prices can be as high as $2646 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $947 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Adelaide

Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Adelaide (ADL) will usually cost between $1068 to $1998 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1022. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2305. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1283 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1330 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to ADL flight.

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

SMF to ADL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMF to ADL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Sacramento. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $150 (10%) 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 $1330. Return trip prices are from the ADL to SMF 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 SMF to ADL can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMF to ADL

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 SMF to ADL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SMF > LAX > ADL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1237
  • Average savings: $94 (7.03%)

See SMF to LAX flights

Hack #2: Sydney (SMF > SYD > ADL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1307
  • Average savings: $23 (1.73%)

See SMF to SYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SMF to ADL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, American, Bangkok Airways, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Adelaide International Airport to Sacramento International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8144 miles or 13106 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SMF to ADL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to ADL flight is about 15 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Adelaide?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SMF to ADL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SMF
Origination airport name Sacramento International Airport
City Sacramento, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -121.6

Return Airport

Destination code ADL
Destination airport name Adelaide International Airport
City Adelaide
Country Australia
Latitude -34.9
Longitude 138.5


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