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The cheapest times to fly from SMF to ALB are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • May 14th to June 3rd (except the week of May 21st)
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)

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 ALB is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1053 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $338 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.

 

When to Fly to Albany

Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Albany, NY (ALB) will usually cost between $373 to $698 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $389. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $696. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $307 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $456 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to ALB flight.

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

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SMF to ALB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMF to ALB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Sacramento. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 $149 (26%) 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 $413. Return trip prices are from the ALB to SMF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SMF to ALB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 27 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 SMF to ALB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 28.73% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to LGA flights

Destination alternative #2: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 27.41% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See SMF to JFK flights

Destination alternative #3: Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 26.32% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to BOS flights

Destination alternative #4: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 20.83% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See SMF to EWR flights

Destination alternative #5: Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in Syracuse, NY

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 10.09% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to SYR flights

Destination alternative #6: Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD) in Providence, RI

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 10.42% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to PVD flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2484 miles or 3998 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to ALB flight is about 5 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Albany, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 92 available flights from SMF to ALB.

 

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 ALB
Destination airport name Albany International Airport
City Albany, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.7
Longitude -73.8

 

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