The cheapest times to fly from SMF to VCP are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • March 26th to June 24th
  • September 3rd to September 16th
  • October 22nd to December 9th

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 VCP is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $7487 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $1360 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Campinas

Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Sao Paulo (VCP) will usually cost between $1530 to $4041 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1595. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $3760. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2165 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1961 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to VCP flight.

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

SMF to VCP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMF to VCP flight is 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 $0.19, which is 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 to Campinas, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Sacramento. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $989 (28%) 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 $1910. Return trip prices are from the VCP 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 VCP 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 33 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 VCP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport (GRU) in Sao Paulo

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from VCP
  • Usually 20.07% less expensive than VCP
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to GRU flights


Flight Hacking SMF to VCP

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 VCP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (SMF > MIA > VCP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1175
  • Average savings: $786 (40.09%)

See SMF to MIA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1207
  • Average savings: $754 (38.46%)

See SMF to FLL flights

Hack #3: Belo Horizonte (SMF > CNF > VCP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1236
  • Average savings: $725 (36.98%)

See SMF to CNF flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Azul, COPA, Delta, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Viracopos International Airport to Sacramento International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6423 miles or 10337 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to VCP flight is about 12 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Sao Paulo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from SMF to VCP.


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 VCP
Destination airport name Viracopos International Airport
City Sao Paulo
Country Brazil
Latitude -23
Longitude -47.1


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