The cheapest times to fly from SMF to ATL are
- January 1st to February 25th
- August 6th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 ATL is early September. Prices can be as high as $959 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $240 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Atlanta
Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $275 to $536 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $302. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $517. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $214 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $400 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to ATL flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SMF to ATL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SMF to ATL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Sacramento. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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. 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 $119 (25%) 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 $352. Return trip prices are from the ATL to SMF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SMF to ATL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 44 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 ATL while comparing.
- 134 miles (216 km) away from ATL
- Usually 0.50% less expensive than ATL
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SMF to ATL? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Sacramento International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2087 miles or 3359 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SMF to ATL?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to ATL flight is about 4 hour 44 minutes.
How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Atlanta, GA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 103 available flights from SMF to ATL.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Sacramento International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport|
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Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SMF to ATL tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 18% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 5% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ATL heading for SMF about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Atlanta, GA is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 2 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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