The cheapest times to fly from SMI to TLV are

  • July 16th to July 29th
  • September 3rd to September 30th

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 TLV is early September. Prices can be as high as $791 for Thursday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $608 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Tel Aviv-Yafo

Flying from Samos (SMI) to Tel Aviv (TLV) will usually cost between $624 to $771 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $616. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $777. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $161 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $651 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMI to TLV flight.

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

SMI to TLV Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMI to TLV flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Samos. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.68, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TLV, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into SMI. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Tel Aviv-Yafo, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Samos. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $720 (21%) 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 $667. Return trip prices are from the TLV 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 TLV can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMI to TLV

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 TLV — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $266
  • Average savings: $386 (59.22%)

See SMI to LCA flights

Hack #2: Larnaca (SMI > LCA > TLV)

  • Price for both tickets: $358
  • Average savings: $293 (45.01%)

See SMI to ATH flights

Hack #3: Thessaloniki (SMI > SKG > TLV)

  • Price for both tickets: $385
  • Average savings: $267 (40.94%)

See SMI to SKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Alitalia, Austrian, CSA, El Al, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Olympic, Smartwings, SWISS, Transavia, Turkish Airlines, Tus Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ben Gurion Airport to Samos Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 598 miles or 962 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMI to TLV flight is about 2 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Samos and Tel Aviv?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSMI
Origination airport nameSamos Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeTLV
Destination airport nameBen Gurion Airport
CityTel Aviv


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