Cheap flights from Sacramento to Denver (SMF - DEN)

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The best prices from Sacramento Intl to Denver Intl are usually found in August or March, booked 17 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Sacramento (SMF) to Denver (DEN)

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to DEN flight in 2021: compare Sacramento to Denver flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Denver.
SMF - DEN
Price
$142 - $268
DEN
Temperature
44.6 - 89.6 °F
DEN
Precipitation
0.5 - 2.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$142

From Sacramento Intl to Denver Intl

One-way from

$59

One-way flight from Sacramento Intl to Denver Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Sacramento to Denver?

Travelers have found that booking a Friday departure is the best way to save up to 48% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sacramento to Denver?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 15 days in advance to save up to 11% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 15 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Sacramento to Denver 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $178, or $211 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sacramento to Denver?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Denver from Sacramento. Prices for August average $195 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $86. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November. Opting for a August flight can save you 24% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sacramento to Denver (SMF - DEN)?

It’s optimal to fly from Sacramento to Denver in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 46% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to Denver in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SMF to DEN flights for September, October
7 Oct - 11 Oct
$80pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
7 Oct - 10 Oct
$86pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
7 Oct - 11 Oct
$87pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento Intl to Denver 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Denver from Sacramento found for this year
4 Nov - 8 Nov
$77pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
7 Oct - 11 Oct
$80pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
4 Nov - 10 Nov
$84pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Non-stop flights to Denver from Sacramento

Save time with Sacramento to Denver direct flight deals
4 Nov - 8 Nov
$93pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
21 Oct - 25 Oct
$94pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
30 Sep - 3 Oct
$97pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Last minute flights from Sacramento to Denver

Late deals on round-trip flights to Denver from Sacramento, departing today and this week
26 Sep - 3 Oct
$93pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
26 Sep - 29 Sep
$97pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
24 Sep - 27 Sep
$99pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DEN
Denver Intl
DEN
Denver Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to Denver Intl from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Denver
10:59 am - 2:19 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 20m
SMF - DEN
United Airlines
$59
United
1:33 pm - 5:00 pm
Frontier
Nonstop
2h 27m
SMF - DEN
Frontier
$64
KAYAK
5:21 pm - 1:09 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
18h 48m
SMF - DEN
Multiple Airlines
$73
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Sacramento</span> to <span class="emphasized">Denver</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to Denver

What airports do I use to fly from Sacramento to Denver?

If you book a flight from Sacramento to Denver, you will be flying from Sacramento Intl to Denver Intl. Flights to Denver Intl (DEN) from Sacramento Intl (SMF) take 2h 17m for a nonstop flight. There are 15 flights from Sacramento Intl to Denver per day from 9 airlines.

Which airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to Denver Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Sacramento Intl to Denver Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, Frontier, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Are flight prices decreasing from Sacramento to Denver due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Sacramento and Denver for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from Sacramento to Denver for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to Denver for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $77, but on average you can expect to pay $91.

Are there nonstop flights from Sacramento to Denver for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Sacramento to Denver under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sacramento to Denver is less than $122.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sacramento to Denver for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sacramento to Denver within the next 7 days for less than $100.

How popular is this Sacramento to Denver flight route?

Flights from Sacramento Intl to Denver Intl have been viewed 137 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sacramento to Denver round-trip?

Spirit Airlines, at $77, was found to be the cheapest airline from Sacramento to Denver. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Frontier. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 59% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Sacramento to Denver one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $36. However, be on the lookout for offers from Spirit Airlines and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Sacramento to Denver for a low price.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Denver, CO

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Denver from Sacramento?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Denver Intl within the United States

Most visitors from Sacramento Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Denver Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Denver Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Denver Intl.

Do I need a test to fly back to Sacramento from Denver?

Returning to Sacramento Intl from Denver Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Denver Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sacramento Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Denver Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Sacramento Intl.

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Alternative routes for Sacramento to Denver

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Denver

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sacramento to Denver.
Flight duration from SMF to DEN
2h 34m
Average temperature for September in Denver
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Denver
1.1 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing Denver

Top 7 airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to Denver Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Sacramento to Denver choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$53 $130 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$58 $156 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$87 $165 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$67 $185 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$127 $288 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$138 $317 No cancel fee 75%
Southwest
$129 $377 No cancel fee 63%

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to Denver

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento towards Denver.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 58% of SMF to DEN departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 21% of SMF to DEN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 16% of SMF to DEN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% of SMF to DEN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Sacramento to Denver
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sacramento to Denver.
Sunday
9 daily flights
Monday
19 daily flights
Tuesday
17 daily flights
Wednesday
18 daily flights
Thursday
17 daily flights
Friday
19 daily flights
Saturday
8 daily flights
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