Cheap flights from Sacramento to Phoenix (SMF - PHX)

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The best prices from Sacramento to Phoenix are usually found in August or May, booked 30 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Sacramento (SMF) to Phoenix (PHX)

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to PHX flight in 2021: compare Sacramento to Phoenix flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Phoenix.
SMF - PHX
Price
$197 - $272
PHX
Temperature
68 - 107.6 °F
PHX
Precipitation
0 - 1.1 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$197

From Sacramento to Phoenix

One-way from

$93

One-way flight from Sacramento to Phoenix

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 Phoenix?

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 28% 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 Phoenix?

Users have found that booking a flight from Sacramento to Phoenix at least 35 days early can save you up to 22% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 35 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Sacramento to Phoenix for as little as $63 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $78 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Our data shows that September tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Phoenix from Sacramento. Users have commonly found prices around $72 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $37. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sacramento to Phoenix (SMF - PHX)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 60% on flights from Sacramento to Phoenix by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to Phoenix in August, September 2021

The best prices found for SMF to PHX flights for August, September
17 Aug - 20 Aug
$82pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
6 Aug - 8 Aug
$89pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
20 Aug - 24 Aug
$92pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento to Phoenix 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Phoenix from Sacramento found for this year
1 Sep - 13 Sep
$78pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1 Sep - 8 Sep
$80pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
17 Aug - 20 Aug
$82pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Non-stop flights to Phoenix from Sacramento

Save time with Sacramento to Phoenix direct flight deals
13 Aug - 15 Aug
$89pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
20 Aug - 23 Aug
$93pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$102pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Last minute flights from Sacramento to Phoenix

Late deals on round-trip flights to Phoenix from Sacramento, departing today and this week
9 Aug - 15 Aug
$89pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
12 Aug - 15 Aug
$102pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
12 Aug - 20 Aug
$103pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to Phoenix from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Phoenix
7:25 am - 10:09 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
26h 44m
SMF - PHX
Multiple Airlines
$93
Gotogate
3:40 pm - 10:14 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
18h 34m
SMF - PHX
Spirit Airlines
$95
Gotogate
2:46 am - 4:50 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 04m
SMF - PHX
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to Phoenix

Are flight prices decreasing from Sacramento to Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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.

Which airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

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

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

If you book a flight from Sacramento to Phoenix, you will be flying from Sacramento Intl to Sky Harbor Intl. Flights to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (PHX) from Sacramento Intl (SMF) take 1h 25m for a nonstop flight. There are 13 flights from Sacramento Intl to Phoenix per day from 8 airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to Phoenix for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $78, but on average you can expect to pay $97.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Sacramento to Phoenix under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sacramento to Phoenix is less than $115.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

The Sacramento Intl to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl flight path was viewed by 89 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Sacramento to Phoenix on average per day?

Travelers can expect 1 flight from Sacramento Intl to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl on average per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Sacramento or Phoenix?

Expected rainfall in Sacramento is more than in Phoenix. You can expect this to be the case over the next 1 days.

Is Sacramento weather warmer or cooler than Phoenix?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 108 °F range in July. The weather in Phoenix is generally hotter than Sacramento's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Sacramento to Phoenix?

Departing from Sacramento to Phoenix will take you 1h 54m. The distance between Sacramento and Phoenix is about 650 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Sacramento to Phoenix round-trip from $80. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Frontier. You may be able to fly from Sacramento to Phoenix for 66% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $31 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Frontier from $35 and American Airlines from $59 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Phoenix, AZ

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl within the United States

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl.

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

Returning to Sacramento Intl from Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Phoenix Sky Harbor 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 Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Sacramento Intl.

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Alternative routes for Sacramento to Phoenix

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

Destination information for Phoenix

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sacramento to Phoenix.
Flight duration
1h 58m
Average temperature for August in Phoenix
105.8 °F
Avg rainfall for August in Phoenix
1.0 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing Phoenix

Top 5 airlines flying from Sacramento to Phoenix

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Sacramento to Phoenix 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
Frontier
$55 $171 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$102 $190 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$57 $239 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$130 $267 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$155 $332 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to Phoenix

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento towards Phoenix.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 58% of SMF to PHX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 25% of SMF to PHX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 14% of SMF to PHX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 3% of SMF to PHX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Sacramento to Phoenix
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sacramento to Phoenix.
Sunday
16 daily flights
Monday
17 daily flights
Tuesday
7 daily flights
Wednesday
7 daily flights
Thursday
16 daily flights
Friday
18 daily flights
Saturday
12 daily flights
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