The cheapest times to fly from SMF to JFK are
- January 1st to March 4th
- April 16th to May 6th
- August 13th to November 18th (except the week of August 27th)
- 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 JFK is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1692 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $257 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to New York
Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $263 to $563 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $265. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $868. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $603 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $331 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to JFK flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SMF to JFK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SMF to JFK 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 $0.08, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JFK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SMF. 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 $95 (22%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $340. Return trip prices are from the JFK 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 JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 30 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 JFK while comparing.
- 11 miles (18 km) away from JFK
- Usually 1.81% less expensive than JFK
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SMF to JFK? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Sacramento International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2514 miles or 4046 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SMF to JFK?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to JFK flight is about 5 hour 30 minutes.
How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and New York, NY?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 95 available flights from SMF to JFK.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Sacramento International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||John F. Kennedy International Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SMF to JFK tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 10% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave JFK heading for SMF about 27 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- JetBlue: 27 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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