The cheapest times to fly from YYC to SMA are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of January 15th)
  • May 7th to August 5th
  • October 8th to October 21st
  • 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 YYC to SMA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $5595 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $815 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Santa Maria Island

Flying from Calgary (YYC) to Santa Maria (SMA) will usually cost between $815 to $4523 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $815. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3381. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2566 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1037 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YYC to SMA flight.

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

YYC to SMA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YYC to SMA flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Calgary. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $1863 (67%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $911. Return trip prices are from the SMA to YYC 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 YYC to SMA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking YYC 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 YYC to SMA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (YYC > LGW > SMA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1021
  • Average savings: $16 (1.54%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Azores Airlines, Delta, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santa Maria Airport to Calgary International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4243 miles or 6828 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YYC to SMA flight is about 8 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Calgary and Santa Maria?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from YYC to SMA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code YYC
Origination airport name Calgary International Airport
City Calgary
Country Canada
Latitude 51.1
Longitude -114

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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