The cheapest times to fly from SMF to VRA are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 9th to April 29th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 VRA is early December. Prices can be as high as $1555 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $530 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Varadero

Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Varadero (VRA) will usually cost between $534 to $1195 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $566. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1286. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $720 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $652 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to VRA flight.

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

SMF to VRA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMF to VRA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Sacramento. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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. 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 $355 (37%) 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 $578. Return trip prices are from the VRA 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 VRA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 39 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 VRA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Key West International Airport (EYW) in Key West, FL

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from VRA
  • Usually 17.88% less expensive than VRA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to EYW flights

Destination alternative #2: Jose Marti International Airport (HAV) in Havana

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from VRA
  • Usually 15.35% less expensive than VRA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to HAV flights

Destination alternative #3: Abel Santamaria International Airport (SNU) in Santa Clara

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from VRA
  • Usually 6.60% less expensive than VRA
  • 2-layover flights available

See SMF to SNU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport to Sacramento International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2589 miles or 4167 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to VRA flight is about 5 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Varadero?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from SMF to VRA.


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 VRA
Destination airport name Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport
City Varadero
Country Cuba
Latitude 23
Longitude -81.4


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