Cheap flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento (RDU - SMF)

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The best prices from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento are usually found in August or October, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Wednesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best RDU to SMF flight in 2021: compare Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sacramento.
RDU - SMF
Price
$265 - $441
SMF
Temperature
55.4 - 95 °F
SMF
Rainfall
0 - 3.6 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$265

From Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento

One-way from

$184

One-way flight from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento

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 Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento?

Flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento are found to be more expensive on Friday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Sacramento.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 35 days in advance to save up to 7% 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 35 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 Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $99, or $105 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento?

Flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $48.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento (RDU - SMF)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 45% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento in April, May 2021

The best prices found for RDU to SMF flights for April, May
4 May - 11 May
$184pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
3 May - 11 May
$193pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
20 May - 22 May
$196pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sacramento from Raleigh-Durham Intl found for this year
4 May - 11 May
$184pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
3 May - 11 May
$193pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
20 May - 22 May
$196pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Last minute flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento

Late deals on round-trip flights to Sacramento from Raleigh-Durham Intl, departing today and this week
28 Apr - 7 May
$228pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
28 Apr - 6 May
$240pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
23 Apr - 25 Apr
$271pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way flights to Sacramento from Raleigh-Durham Intl

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento
3:26 pm - 7:42 am
Spirit Airlines
3 Stops
19h 16m
RDU - SMF
Spirit Airlines
$184
Gotogate
1:37 pm - 8:44 am
Frontier
2 Stops
22h 07m
RDU - SMF
Frontier
$190
Kiwi.com
3:35 am - 1:45 pm
Delta
1 Stop
13h 10m
RDU - SMF
Delta
$193
Delta

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Flight FAQs

From Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento

Are flight prices decreasing from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento 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 Raleigh-Durham Intl and Sacramento 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl. Policies will vary by airline.

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

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta 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 Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $184, but on average you can expect to pay $221.

Are there nonstop flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento for under $200 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl was viewed by 153 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Raleigh-Durham Intl or Sacramento?

Expected rainfall in Raleigh-Durham Intl is less than in Sacramento. You can expect this to be the case over the next 14 days.

Is Raleigh-Durham Intl weather warmer or cooler than Sacramento?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 95 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Sacramento is typically hotter than in Raleigh-Durham Intl. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento?

A quick flight from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento can take about 14h 02m. Frontier provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $238.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento round-trip from $184. Frontier is currently priced 46% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $98. United Airlines flights start at $153 while deals on American Airlines start at $157 one-way.

Alternative routes for Raleigh-Durham Intl 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 Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento.
Average temperature for April in Sacramento
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for April in Sacramento
1.5 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Airports servicing Sacramento

Top 5 airlines flying from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Sacramento

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Raleigh-Durham Intl 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
Frontier
$109 $238 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$152 $381 No cancel fee 69%
Spirit Airlines
$240 $385 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$188 $411 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$167 $411 No cancel fee 71%
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