The cheapest times to fly from SMF to CDG are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 24th to December 16th (except the week of October 1st)

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 CDG is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $1801 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $744 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Paris

Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Paris (CDG) will usually cost between $756 to $1406 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $763. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1569. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $806 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1008 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to CDG flight.

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

SMF to CDG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMF to CDG flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more 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 fly to CDG, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SMF. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Paris, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Sacramento. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $93 (8%) 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 $945. Return trip prices are from the CDG 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 CDG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMF to CDG

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 CDG — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $655
  • Average savings: $354 (35.07%)

See SMF to LAX flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SMF > JFK > CDG)

  • Price for both tickets: $705
  • Average savings: $304 (30.11%)

See SMF to JFK flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (SMF > LGA > CDG)

  • Price for both tickets: $718
  • Average savings: $290 (28.77%)

See SMF to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Sacramento International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5482 miles or 8822 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to CDG flight is about 10 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Paris?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from SMF to CDG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSMF
Origination airport nameSacramento International Airport
CitySacramento, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCDG
Destination airport nameParis Charles de Gaulle Airport


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