The cheapest times to fly from YQB to SMF are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • March 26th to May 6th
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the week of 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 YQB to SMF is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1022 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $323 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Sacramento

Flying from Quebec (YQB) to Sacramento, CA (SMF) will usually cost between $345 to $872 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $359. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $826. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $468 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $647 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YQB to SMF flight.

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

YQB to SMF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YQB to SMF flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Quebec City. 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 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 $248 (30%) 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 $515. Return trip prices are from the SMF to YQB 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 YQB 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 5 hour 36 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 YQB to SMF while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SMF
  • Usually 28.75% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See YQB 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 14.99% less expensive than SMF
  • 1-layover flights available

See YQB to SJC flights


Flight Hacking YQB 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 YQB to SMF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (YQB > LAX > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $563
  • Average savings: $85 (13.06%)

See YQB to LGA flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (YQB > LGA > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $599
  • Average savings: $49 (7.5%)

See YQB to LAX flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (YQB > BOS > SMF)

  • Price for both tickets: $607
  • Average savings: $41 (6.26%)

See YQB to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Sacramento International Airport to Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2562 miles or 4123 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YQB to SMF flight is about 5 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Quebec and Sacramento, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from YQB to SMF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code YQB
Origination airport name Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport
City Quebec
Country Canada
Latitude 46.8
Longitude -71.4

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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