The cheapest times to fly from VER to SMF are

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • April 16th to May 20th
  • October 8th to November 11th

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 VER to SMF is late January. Prices can be as high as $2337 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $507 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Veracruz (VER) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $570 to $1094 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 $571. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2337. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1766 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $601 can be considered a good price for a round-trip VER to SMF flight.

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

VER to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the VER to SMF flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Heroica Veracruz. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $77 (11%) 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 $642. Return trip prices are from the SMF to VER 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 VER to SMF can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 38 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 VER to SMF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 4.66% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See VER to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 3.66% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See VER to OAK flights


Flight Hacking VER to SMF

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 VER to SMF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guadalajara (VER > GDL > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $403
  • Average savings: $198 (32.95%)

See VER to MEX flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (VER > MEX > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $485
  • Average savings: $116 (19.3%)

See VER to GDL flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (VER > LAX > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $502
  • Average savings: $99 (16.47%)

See VER to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, Delta, United, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to General Heriberto Jara International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2032 miles or 3270 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop VER to SMF flight is about 4 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Veracruz and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from VER to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code VER
Origination airport name General Heriberto Jara International Airport
City Veracruz
Country Mexico
Latitude 19.1
Longitude -96.2

Return Airport

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


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