The cheapest times to fly from SMI to CHQ are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • October 29th to January 7th

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 SMI to CHQ is early to mid December. Prices can be as high as $480 for Monday flights during late August to early September, or as low as $169 for Wednesday flights around early to mid December.


When to Fly to Chania

Flying from Samos (SMI) to Chania (CHQ) will usually cost between $220 to $394 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid December with an average ticket price of $228. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late August to early September, with an average price of $380. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $152 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $257 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMI to CHQ flight.

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

SMI to CHQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMI to CHQ flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Samos. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.75, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Chania, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Samos. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $58 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $246. Return trip prices are from the CHQ to SMI 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 SMI to CHQ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 22 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 SMI to CHQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) in Heraklion

  • 60 miles (97 km) away from CHQ
  • Usually 4.67% less expensive than CHQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See SMI to HER flights


Flight Hacking SMI to CHQ

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 SMI to CHQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Athens (SMI > ATH > CHQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $208
  • Average savings: $49 (19.07%)

See SMI to ATH flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SMI to CHQ? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Condor, CSA, Eurowings, Olympic, Sky Express, Smartwings, SWISS, TUI fly, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Souda Airport to Samos Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 214 miles or 344 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SMI to CHQ?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMI to CHQ flight is about 1 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Samos and Chania?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SMI to CHQ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SMI
Origination airport name Samos Airport
City Samos
Country Greece
Latitude 37.7
Longitude 26.9

Return Airport

Destination code CHQ
Destination airport name Souda Airport
City Chania
Country Greece
Latitude 35.5
Longitude 24.1


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