The cheapest times to fly from SMF to AEP are

  • April 16th to June 3rd
  • August 6th to December 9th

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 AEP is late October. Prices can be as high as $3155 for Wednesday flights during mid December, or as low as $1005 for Thursday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Buenos Aires

Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Buenos Aires (AEP) will usually cost between $1060 to $2363 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1046. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2073. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1027 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1423 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to AEP flight.

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

SMF to AEP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMF to AEP 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 $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to AEP, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SMF. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Buenos Aires, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Sacramento. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $395 (18%) 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 $1395. Return trip prices are from the AEP 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 AEP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 38 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SMF to AEP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ministro Pistarini Airport (EZE) in Ezeiza

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from AEP
  • Usually 13.00% less expensive than AEP
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to EZE flights

Destination alternative #2: Carrasco International Airport (MVD) in Montevideo

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from AEP
  • Usually 11.21% less expensive than AEP
  • 2-layover flights available

See SMF to MVD flights


Flight Hacking SMF to AEP

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 AEP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lima (SMF > LIM > AEP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1070
  • Average savings: $354 (24.84%)

See SMF to LIM flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SMF > LAX > AEP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1123
  • Average savings: $301 (21.12%)

See SMF to LAX flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (SMF > LAS > AEP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1240
  • Average savings: $183 (12.86%)

See SMF to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport to Sacramento International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6473 miles or 10417 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to AEP flight is about 12 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Buenos Aires?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 41 available flights from SMF to AEP.


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 AEP
Destination airport name Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport
City Buenos Aires
Country Argentina
Latitude -34.6
Longitude -58.4


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