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The cheapest times to fly from SNA to SMF are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December

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 SNA to SMF is late January. Prices can be as high as $733 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $144 for Saturday flights around late January.

 

When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $177 to $494 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 $226. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $458. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $232 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $297 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to SMF flight.

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

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SNA to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Santa Ana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.46, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday 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 $169 (42%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $230. Return trip prices are from the SMF to SNA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SNA to SMF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 43 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SNA to SMF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 50.34% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See SNA to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 26.94% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See SNA to SFO flights

Destination alternative #3: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 13.13% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See SNA to STS flights

Destination alternative #4: Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Reno, NV

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 7.58% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See SNA to RNO flights

Destination alternative #5: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 4.38% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See SNA to OAK flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 404 miles or 650 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to SMF flight is about 1 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from SNA to SMF.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code SNA
Origination airport name John Wayne-Orange County Airport
City Santa Ana, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.7
Longitude -117.9

Return Airport

Destination code SMF
Destination airport name Sacramento International Airport
City Sacramento, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -121.6

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SNA to SMF tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 14% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 10% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SMF heading for SNA about 1 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Sacramento, CA is about 4 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 1 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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