The cheapest times to fly from SMF to PUW are

  • January 8th to March 11th (except the week of February 26th)
  • April 9th to April 22nd
  • May 14th to June 10th
  • July 2nd to July 15th

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 PUW is late January. Prices can be as high as $1041 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $238 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Pullman

Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Pullman, WA (PUW) will usually cost between $243 to $543 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 $267. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $492. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $225 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $328 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to PUW flight.

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

SMF to PUW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMF to PUW 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 $0.34, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $253 (40%) 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 $274. Return trip prices are from the PUW 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 PUW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 4 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 PUW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Spokane International Airport (GEG) in Spokane, WA

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from PUW
  • Usually 16.31% less expensive than PUW
  • Nonstop flights available

See SMF to GEG flights

Destination alternative #2: Tri Cities Airport (PSC) in Pasco/Kennewick/Richland, WA

  • 101 miles (163 km) away from PUW
  • Usually 10.98% less expensive than PUW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to PSC flights

Destination alternative #3: Walla Walla Regional Airport (ALW) in Walla Walla, WA

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from PUW
  • Usually 8.08% less expensive than PUW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to ALW flights

Destination alternative #4: Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport (LWS) in Lewiston, ID

  • 26 miles (42 km) away from PUW
  • Usually 5.49% less expensive than PUW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to LWS flights

Destination alternative #5: Missoula International Airport (MSO) in Missoula, MT

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from PUW
  • Usually 3.05% less expensive than PUW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to MSO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pullman Moscow Regional Airport to Sacramento International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 600 miles or 966 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to PUW flight is about 2 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Pullman, WA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from SMF to PUW.


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 PUW
Destination airport name Pullman Moscow Regional Airport
City Pullman, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 46.7
Longitude -117.1


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