The cheapest times to fly from XNA to SMF are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)

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 XNA to SMF is late April. Prices can be as high as $711 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $314 for Tuesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Fayetteville, AR (XNA) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $316 to $538 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $349. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $507. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $157 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $378 can be considered a good price for a round-trip XNA to SMF flight.

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

XNA to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the XNA to SMF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Fayetteville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMF, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into XNA. 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 $119 (26%) 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 $338. Return trip prices are from the SMF to XNA 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 XNA 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 3 hour 41 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 XNA to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 8.47% less expensive than SMF
  • Nonstop flights available

See XNA to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 5.29% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See XNA to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1499 miles or 2412 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop XNA to SMF flight is about 3 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Fayetteville, AR and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from XNA to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code XNA
Origination airport name Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
City Fayetteville, AR
Country the United States
Latitude 36.3
Longitude -94.3

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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