The cheapest times to fly from SMF to SOF are
- January 1st to April 1st
- October 1st to December 16th
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 SOF is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $1814 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $945 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.
When to Fly to Sofia
Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Sofia (SOF) will usually cost between $1040 to $1628 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 $1039. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1672. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $633 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1345 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to SOF flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SMF to SOF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SMF to SOF 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 $0.13, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $105 (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 $1268. Return trip prices are from the SOF 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 SOF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 30 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 SOF while comparing.
- 121 miles (195 km) away from SOF
- Usually 15.99% less expensive than SOF
- 2-layover flights available
Flight Hacking SMF to SOF
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 SOF — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $873
- Average savings: $473 (35.13%)
- Price for both tickets: $988
- Average savings: $357 (26.54%)
- Price for both tickets: $992
- Average savings: $353 (26.25%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SMF to SOF? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Condor, Delta, Emirates, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Sofia Airport to Sacramento International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 6399 miles or 10298 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SMF to SOF?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to SOF flight is about 12 hour 30 minutes.
How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Sofia?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from SMF to SOF.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Sacramento International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Sofia Airport|
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