Cheap flights from Sacramento to Raleigh (SMF - RDU)

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The best prices from Sacramento Intl to Raleigh-Durham are usually found in October or September, booked 45 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Sacramento (SMF) to Raleigh (RDU)

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to RDU flight in 2022: compare Sacramento to Raleigh flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Raleigh.
SMF - RDU
Price
$322 - $831
RDU
Temperature
41 - 80.6 °F
RDU
Rainfall
2.9 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 36% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$322

From Sacramento Intl to Raleigh-Durham

One-way from

$196

One-way flight from Sacramento Intl to Raleigh-Durham

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 Raleigh (SMF - RDU)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Sacramento to Raleigh is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 20% on airfare.

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

January can be a great time to fly to Raleigh from Sacramento with a flight ticket averaging about $450. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of January for as cheap as $168. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, 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 Raleigh?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 6% on flights from Sacramento to Raleigh compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $486. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $506.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to Raleigh in August, September 2022

The best prices found for SMF to RDU flights for August, September
31 Aug - 6 Sep
$168pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
8 Sep - 11 Sep
$171pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
3 Sep - 6 Sep
$172pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento Intl to Raleigh 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Raleigh from Sacramento found for this year
27 Oct - 30 Oct
$164pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
31 Aug - 6 Sep
$168pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$171pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Cheap Frontier flights from Sacramento to Raleigh

27 Oct - 30 Oct
$164pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
31 Aug - 6 Sep
$168pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$171pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Cheap American Airlines flights from Sacramento to Raleigh

23 Aug - 30 Aug
$556pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
25 Aug - 28 Aug
$605pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
25 Aug - 28 Aug
$611pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Last minute flights from Sacramento to Raleigh

Late deals on round-trip flights to Raleigh from Sacramento, departing today and this week
24 Aug - 18 Sep
$298pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
25 Aug - 28 Aug
$318pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
24 Aug - 18 Sep
$342pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
RDU
Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to Raleigh-Durham from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Raleigh
8:14 am - 1:00 am
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 46m
SMF - RDU
Frontier
$196
StudentUniverse
8:10 am - 8:27 pm
Delta
1 Stop
9h 17m
SMF - RDU
Delta
$227
Delta
1:47 pm - 7:26 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
26h 39m
SMF - RDU
United Airlines
$229
United

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Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to Raleigh

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to Raleigh-Durham have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Sacramento to Raleigh for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to Raleigh for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $164, but on average you can expect to pay $208.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sacramento to Raleigh for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sacramento to Raleigh within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this Sacramento to Raleigh flight route?

The Sacramento Intl to Raleigh-Durham flight path was viewed by 20 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Sacramento to Raleigh round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Sacramento to Raleigh is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $164 on this airline. You may be able to fly from Sacramento to Raleigh for 67% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

$86 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and United Airlines, with prices starting from $227 and $229, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Sacramento to Raleigh?

On average you can expect to pay $960 for a flight from Sacramento to Raleigh. The cheapest flight overall is $225 while the most popular route, (Sacramento Intl - Raleigh-Durham) is currently priced at $216.

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

When booking a flight from Sacramento to Raleigh, you may want to consider flying on Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Raleigh (RDU)

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Raleigh-Durham within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Raleigh-Durham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Raleigh-Durham.

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

Returning to Sacramento Intl from Raleigh-Durham

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Raleigh-Durham are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Sacramento Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Raleigh-Durham are not required to quarantine after entering Sacramento Intl.

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Alternative routes for Sacramento to Raleigh

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

Top 6 airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to Raleigh-Durham

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Sacramento to Raleigh 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
$14 $22 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.

Frontier
$122 $351 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$241 $554 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$313 $534 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$317 $619 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$483 $485 No cancel fee 75%
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