Cheap flights from Raleigh to Sacramento (RDU - SMF)

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The best prices from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl 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 (RDU) to Sacramento (SMF)

All the information you need to plan the best RDU to SMF flight in 2022: compare Raleigh to Sacramento flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sacramento.
RDU - SMF
Price
$265 - $441
SMF
Temperature
46.4 - 75.2 °F
SMF
Precipitation
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 Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl

One-way from

$138

One-way flight from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Raleigh to Sacramento?

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Sacramento from Raleigh average $358. You can even find prices in September for less than $358, as users have found deals to Sacramento from as low as $156. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Sacramento from Raleigh. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 16%.

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

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 45% on flights from Raleigh to Sacramento by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

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

To save up to 31% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 32 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Raleigh to Sacramento from $400 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $470 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Friday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Raleigh to Sacramento. 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.

Cheap flights from Raleigh to Sacramento in January, February 2022

The best prices found for RDU to SMF flights for January, February
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$143pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$156pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
10 Feb - 14 Feb
$167pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sacramento from Raleigh found for this year
2 Mar - 9 Mar
$129pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$143pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
5 Apr - 19 Apr
$153pp
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 to Sacramento

Late deals on round-trip flights to Sacramento from Raleigh, departing today and this week
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$143pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$156pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
1 Feb - 7 Feb
$196pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way flights to Sacramento Intl from Raleigh

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh to Sacramento
1:44 pm - 1:50 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
27h 06m
RDU - SMF
Frontier
$138
Kiwi.com
5:15 am - 5:24 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
15h 09m
RDU - SMF
United Airlines
$148
United
3:30 am - 9:30 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
33h 00m
RDU - SMF
Multiple Airlines
$152
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Raleigh to Sacramento

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 to Sacramento for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh to Sacramento for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $129, but on average you can expect to pay $180.

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

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

How popular is this Raleigh to Sacramento flight route?

This flight path from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl was viewed by 27 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Raleigh to Sacramento is Frontier. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $129 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Spirit Airlines, starting at $183. These flights start at 62% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $63. However, be on the lookout for offers from Spirit Airlines and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Raleigh to Sacramento for a low price.

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or JetBlue when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Raleigh to Sacramento.

What are the cheapest flights from Raleigh to Sacramento?

On average you can expect to pay $586 for a flight from Raleigh to Sacramento. The cheapest flight overall is $120 while the most popular route, (Raleigh Raleigh-Durham - Sacramento Intl) is currently priced at $174.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Sacramento, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Sacramento Intl.

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

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

Returning to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham from Sacramento Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sacramento Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

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

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Alternative routes for Raleigh to Sacramento

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Destination information for Sacramento

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Raleigh to Sacramento.
Average temperature for January in Sacramento
55.4 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Sacramento
3.6 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

Airports servicing Sacramento

Top 5 airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Raleigh 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%
American Airlines
$167 $411 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$188 $411 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$240 $385 No cancel fee 65%
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