The cheapest times to fly from SMF to YQB are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • July 30th to September 23rd
  • October 8th to December 16th (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 YQB is late January. Prices can be as high as $1150 for Sunday flights during early October, or as low as $391 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Quebec City

Flying from Sacramento, CA (SMF) to Quebec (YQB) will usually cost between $442 to $1018 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 $458. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $976. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $519 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $700 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMF to YQB flight.

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

SMF to YQB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMF to YQB 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 $0.17, which is 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 $248 (30%) 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 $589. Return trip prices are from the YQB 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 YQB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 36 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 YQB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Montreal

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from YQB
  • Usually 25.30% less expensive than YQB
  • 1-layover flights available

See SMF to YUL flights


Flight Hacking SMF to YQB

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 YQB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SMF > LAX > YQB)

  • Price for both tickets: $588
  • Average savings: $112 (16.01%)

See SMF to LAX flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SMF > LGA > YQB)

  • Price for both tickets: $606
  • Average savings: $94 (13.37%)

See SMF to LGA flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (SMF > BOS > YQB)

  • Price for both tickets: $626
  • Average savings: $74 (10.51%)

See SMF to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport to Sacramento International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2562 miles or 4123 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMF to YQB flight is about 5 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Sacramento, CA and Quebec?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from SMF to YQB.


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 YQB
Destination airport name Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport
City Quebec
Country Canada
Latitude 46.8
Longitude -71.4


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