The cheapest times to fly from SMF to BUF are
- January 1st to March 11th
- April 30th to May 13th
- August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
- early December
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 BUF is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $763 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $312 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.
When to Fly to Buffalo
Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Buffalo, NY (BUF) will usually cost between $323 to $626 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 $325. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $618. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $293 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $395 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to BUF flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SMF to BUF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SMF to BUF 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 $0.11, 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 $124 (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 $370. Return trip prices are from the BUF 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 BUF 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 0 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 BUF while comparing.
- 68 miles (109 km) away from BUF
- Usually 5.06% less expensive than BUF
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SMF to BUF? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Sacramento International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2235 miles or 3597 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SMF to BUF?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to BUF flight is about 5 hour 0 minutes.
How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Buffalo, NY?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 101 available flights from SMF to BUF.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Sacramento International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Buffalo Niagara International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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