Cheap flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento (MSP - SMF)

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The best prices from Minneapolis St Paul to Sacramento Intl are usually found in August or September, booked 18 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Thursday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Minneapolis (MSP) to Sacramento (SMF)

All the information you need to plan the best MSP to SMF flight in 2021: compare Minneapolis to Sacramento flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sacramento.
MSP - SMF
Price
$188 - $309
SMF
Temperature
46.4 - 75.2 °F
SMF
Precipitation
0 - 3.6 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$188

From Minneapolis St Paul to Sacramento Intl

One-way from

$104

One-way flight from Minneapolis St Paul to Sacramento Intl

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 Minneapolis to Sacramento (MSP - SMF)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Minneapolis to Sacramento in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 21% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 22 days in advance, which can save you up to 33% on flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 22 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 $230. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $307.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Sacramento from Minneapolis. Prices for August average $229 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $148. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of March. Opting for a August flight can save you 23% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Sacramento. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

Cheap flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento in October, November 2021

The best prices found for MSP to SMF flights for October, November
8 Nov - 13 Nov
$147pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
12 Nov - 17 Nov
$150pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
5 Nov - 9 Nov
$152pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Minneapolis St Paul to Sacramento 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sacramento from Minneapolis found for this year
10 Dec - 15 Dec
$137pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
8 Nov - 13 Nov
$147pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
12 Nov - 17 Nov
$150pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Non-stop flights to Sacramento from Minneapolis

Save time with Minneapolis to Sacramento direct flight deals
11 Feb - 19 Feb
$339pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Delta
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
17 Jan - 26 Jan
$359pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Delta
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$379pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Delta
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Last minute flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento

Late deals on round-trip flights to Sacramento from Minneapolis, departing today and this week
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$161pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$196pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$198pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

One-way flights to Sacramento Intl from Minneapolis

The cheapest one-way flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento
8:50 am - 8:30 am
Frontier
2 Stops
25h 40m
MSP - SMF
Frontier
$104
Kiwi.com
9:42 am - 4:47 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
9h 05m
MSP - SMF
Alaska Airlines
5:42 pm - 9:10 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
17h 28m
MSP - SMF
Spirit Airlines
$134
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Minneapolis to Sacramento

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

You will need to book a flight from Minneapolis St Paul to Sacramento Intl if you want to fly from Minneapolis to Sacramento. At least 8 different airlines have flights from Minneapolis St Paul (MSP) to Sacramento Intl (SMF) on a regular basis. There are 2 flights to Sacramento from the Minneapolis airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from MSP to SMF to be around 3h 48m.

Which airlines flying from Minneapolis St Paul to Sacramento Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Delta, Sun Country Air, and United 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 Minneapolis to Sacramento for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $88, but on average you can expect to pay $158.

Are there nonstop flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Minneapolis to Sacramento is less than $430.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Minneapolis to Sacramento?

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

How popular is this Minneapolis to Sacramento flight route?

The Minneapolis St Paul to Sacramento Intl flight path was viewed by 143 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 Minneapolis to Sacramento on average per day?

2 flight departures from Minneapolis to Sacramento per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Minneapolis to Sacramento?

Frontier and Spirit Airlines can get you from Minneapolis to Sacramento in just under 6h 23m. Your travel time can differ by up to 5h 56m. Minneapolis and Sacramento are separated by a distance of 1522 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $88, Frontier will fly you from Minneapolis to Sacramento and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Spirit Airlines for as low as $147. Frontier is currently priced 64% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $53 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Frontier from $79 and Alaska Airlines from $109 one-way.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Minneapolis to Sacramento? While on average our users pay $597, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $74. The most popular route (Minneapolis St Paul - Sacramento Intl), is priced around $117.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Sacramento, CA

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Minneapolis St Paul are not required to quarantine after entering Sacramento Intl.

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

Returning to Minneapolis St Paul from Sacramento 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 Minneapolis St Paul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Minneapolis St Paul.

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Alternative routes for Minneapolis to Sacramento

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

Destination information for Sacramento

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Minneapolis to Sacramento.
Average temperature for October in Sacramento
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Sacramento
0.7 ″

Airports servicing Minneapolis

Airports servicing Sacramento

Top 7 airlines flying from Minneapolis St Paul to Sacramento Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Minneapolis to Sacramento 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
American Airlines
$64 $237 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$72 $167 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$88 $221 No cancel fee 83%
Frontier
$94 $183 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$136 $266 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$136 $306 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$248 $396 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Minneapolis to Sacramento

See what time of day planes typically take off from Minneapolis towards Sacramento.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 60% of MSP to SMF departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 40% of MSP to SMF departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of MSP to SMF departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of MSP to SMF departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Minneapolis to Sacramento
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Minneapolis to Sacramento.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
1 daily flight
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