The cheapest times to fly from SMF to GYE are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • September 3rd to November 18th

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 GYE is late January. Prices can be as high as $1686 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $580 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Guayaquil

Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Guayaquil (GYE) will usually cost between $670 to $1207 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $670. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1291. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $621 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $946 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to GYE flight.

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

SMF to GYE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMF to GYE 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GYE, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SMF. Saturdays 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 $93 (9%) 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 $866. Return trip prices are from the GYE 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 GYE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMF to GYE

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 GYE — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $743
  • Average savings: $204 (21.51%)

See SMF to LAX flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (SMF > FLL > GYE)

  • Price for both tickets: $798
  • Average savings: $148 (15.64%)

See SMF to FLL flights

Hack #3: Austin, TX (SMF > AUS > GYE)

  • Price for both tickets: $821
  • Average savings: $125 (13.21%)

See SMF to AUS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport to Sacramento International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3871 miles or 6230 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to GYE flight is about 7 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Guayaquil?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from SMF to GYE.


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 GYE
Destination airport name Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport
City Guayaquil
Country Ecuador
Latitude -2.2
Longitude -79.9


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