The cheapest times to fly from SMF to CEB are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • April 30th to May 13th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 27th and September 3rd)

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 CEB is late October. Prices can be as high as $4362 for Saturday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $899 for Monday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Cebu City

Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Lapu-Lapu City (CEB) will usually cost between $969 to $2001 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 $1027. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $1897. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $870 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1321 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to CEB flight.

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

SMF to CEB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMF to CEB 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 $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CEB, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SMF. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Cebu City, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Sacramento. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $132 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1352. Return trip prices are from the CEB 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 CEB can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMF to CEB

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 CEB — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $859
  • Average savings: $462 (34.97%)

See SMF to LAX flights

Hack #2: Manila (SMF > MNL > CEB)

  • Price for both tickets: $965
  • Average savings: $357 (26.99%)

See SMF to MNL flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (SMF > SEA > CEB)

  • Price for both tickets: $973
  • Average savings: $348 (26.34%)

See SMF to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hawaiian, Korean Air, Royal Brunei, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Sacramento International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7037 miles or 11325 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to CEB flight is about 13 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Lapu-Lapu City?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from SMF to CEB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeCEB
Destination airport nameMactan-Cebu International Airport
CityLapu-Lapu City
Countrythe Philippines


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