Cheap flights from Sacramento to Phoenix (SMF - PHX)

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The best prices from Sacramento Intl 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 2022: compare Sacramento to Phoenix flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Phoenix.
SMF - PHX
Price
$197 - $272
PHX
Temperature
55.4 - 95 °F
PHX
Rainfall
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 Intl to Phoenix

One-way from

$98

One-way flight from Sacramento Intl to Phoenix

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Sacramento to Phoenix (SMF - PHX)?

When flying from Sacramento to Phoenix, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at noon, which can drop the price by up to 60% versus a flight in the afternoon.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Phoenix from Sacramento with a flight ticket averaging about $192. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $78. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Sacramento to Phoenix?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 29 days in advance to save up to 62% 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 29 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 Phoenix 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $261, or $328 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to Phoenix in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SMF to PHX flights for May, June
29 May - 7 Jun
$132pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
29 May - 4 Jun
$133pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
29 May - 7 Jun
$135pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento Intl to Phoenix 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Phoenix from Sacramento found for this year
22 Sep - 26 Sep
$78pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
22 Sep - 26 Sep
$79pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
18 Aug - 25 Aug
$91pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-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
22 Sep - 26 Sep
$78pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
22 Sep - 26 Sep
$79pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
18 Aug - 25 Aug
$91pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
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
3 Jun - 6 Jun
$153pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1 Jun - 8 Jun
$159pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
31 May - 7 Jun
$160pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to Phoenix from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Phoenix
2:58 pm - 4:45 am
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 47m
SMF - PHX
Frontier
$98
Kiwi.com
3:59 pm - 4:45 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
12h 46m
SMF - PHX
Multiple Airlines
$99
Kiwi.com
2:00 am - 1:09 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
11h 09m
SMF - PHX
Spirit Airlines
$100
Travelocity

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

What airport do you fly from for flights from Sacramento to Phoenix?

Sacramento Intl (SMF) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Sacramento to Phoenix. You should not have trouble finding flights to Phoenix from Sacramento Intl; the airport handles an average of 14 outbound flights to Phoenix per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 12 airlines have flights from the Sacramento airport to Phoenix. It is only a 9.4 mi journey to Sacramento Intl (SMF) from Sacramento’s city center.

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

American Airlines, Frontier, and Alaska Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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 Frontier for just $78, but on average you can expect to pay $131.

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 $182.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sacramento to Phoenix for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sacramento to Phoenix within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Sacramento to Phoenix?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Sacramento to Phoenix flight route?

Within the past month, 78 users have taken a look at flights from Sacramento Intl to Phoenix.

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

On average, you can expect to see 5 flights from Sacramento to Phoenix a day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 80% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 20% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Sacramento to Phoenix?

Departing from Sacramento to Phoenix will take you 1h 56m. The distance between Sacramento and Phoenix is about 650 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Phoenix, with prices starting at $78. Another option worth looking into is Spirit Airlines, starting at $155 round trip. 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 most reliable airlines from Sacramento to Phoenix?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Sacramento to Phoenix are SkyWest Airlines (100%), Mesa Airlines (100%) and American Airlines (90%).

What are the cheapest flights from Sacramento to Phoenix?

While on average a flight from Sacramento to Phoenix is generally $413, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $29. When looking at the most popular route, (Sacramento Intl - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl), you can expect to pay $138 for that flight.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sacramento to Phoenix?

The most popular airlines flying from Sacramento to Phoenix are Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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 within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Phoenix.

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

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

Returning to Sacramento Intl from Phoenix

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Phoenix must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Sacramento Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Phoenix 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 from SMF to Phoenix
1h 55m
Average temperature for May in Phoenix
96.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Phoenix
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing Phoenix

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA)

Top 8 airlines flying from Sacramento Intl 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
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $23 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Spirit Airlines
$28 $122 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$34 $94 No cancel fee 62%
Allegiant Air
$76 $152 No cancel fee 88%
United Airlines
$77 $272 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$78 $242 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$82 $216 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$135 $378 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to Phoenix

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento towards Phoenix.
Morning 6 AM to noon 45% of SMF to PHX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 24% of SMF to PHX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 20% of SMF to PHX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 11% 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
15 daily flights
Monday
17 daily flights
Tuesday
15 daily flights
Wednesday
15 daily flights
Thursday
17 daily flights
Friday
17 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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