The cheapest times to fly from YPR to SMA are

  • January 8th to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)
  • October 29th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 5th, November 12th, and November 19th)

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 YPR to SMA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $8685 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $3694 for Sunday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Santa Maria Island

Flying from Digby Island (YPR) to Santa Maria (SMA) will usually cost between $3943 to $5830 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $3903. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $6476. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2573 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4139 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YPR to SMA flight.

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

YPR to SMA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YPR to SMA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Prince Rupert. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.54, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into YPR. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Santa Maria Island, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Prince Rupert. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1077 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $4320. Return trip prices are from the SMA to YPR 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 YPR to SMA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 30 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking YPR to SMA

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 YPR to SMA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (YPR > BOS > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1410
  • Average savings: $2730 (65.95%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from YPR to SMA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Azores Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santa Maria Airport to Prince Rupert Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4736 miles or 7622 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from YPR to SMA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YPR to SMA flight is about 9 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Digby Island and Santa Maria?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from YPR to SMA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code YPR
Origination airport name Prince Rupert Airport
City Digby Island
Country Canada
Latitude 54.3
Longitude -130.4

Return Airport

Destination code SMA
Destination airport name Santa Maria Airport
City Santa Maria
Country Portugal
Latitude 37
Longitude -25.2


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