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Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
11%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$453
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$344
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $343 or less.
The cheapest flight from Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl was found 84 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is January.
On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl Flights

How long does a flight from Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 57m, covering a distance of 2340 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Delta ($317), American Airlines ($329) and United ($482).
Do I need a passport to fly between Raleigh-Durham and Sacramento Intl?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl?
For Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Sacramento Intl back to Raleigh-Durham, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Raleigh
$317
only
$317
Destination
Sacramento
$317
only
$317
Mon, Feb 26
RDU
SMF
9h 56m
Wed, Mar 14
SMF
RDU
9h 40m
Trip: 16 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15387 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
MSP
SMF
Good 6.3

For a 3 hour flight no onboard entertainment. Such a let down

TYS
ATL
Excellent 8.4

Everything went well...on time, quick boarding and free gate check of bag.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

In some Delta flights that I had in the past the plane was just ok, not bad, not good. But this plane ATL-MEX was great, very nice and conformable plane, it looks and feels excellent!

JFK
CUN
Okay 4.0

The flight was delayed for 4 hours.

DTW
PVR
Excellent 8.6

Easy flight from check-in to boarding to deplaning.

Nothing really! No entertainment and nothing but almonds eaten.

Thu, Mar 1
RDU
SMF
8h 21m
Tue, Mar 6
SMF
RDU
7h 14m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27452 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MIA
DFW
Okay 5.6

My bags were sent on an earlier flight so they were sitting on a different terminal and I was on a different one. At 9:30 pm in -12 degree Celsius I was waiting for a shuttle to take me to that terminal which was very unnecessary because it’s their responsibility to give me my bag at the right terminal.

SDQ
MIA
Excellent 8.6

I like that it was on time

MSP
ORD
Good 6.0

eh. not enough space, like most airlines these days. Flight wasn't long enough to hate it though.

CLT
LHR
Excellent 8.0

The low price! It was on American Airlines which the same flight was more expensive. Professional flight attendants

Cramped seating but can't really complain because of the price

LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

For an obviously new aircraft the space between rows was horrendous. I am 5ft4in tall and when I sat down my knees touched the seat in front of me. When the passenger in front of me tilted his seat back I couldn’t even cross my legs! I like Qantas but I have learned to abhor American Airlines (which operated this flight), next time I will probably use Air New Zealand purely because of the seat situation.

Fri, Jun 8
RDU
SMF
7h 44m
Sun, Jun 17
SMF
RDU
6h 35m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 53921 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SAP
IAH
Excellent 8.6

The fligt

I dont like no free tv and no free wifi no good

LHR
SFO
Good 6.0

Food was good

I was on a business trip and needed internet during this 10 hr flight from London to San Fran. Paid 40 bucks for internet and got abt 15 minutes of it. Extremely frustrating. Flight attendants bewildered about what to do about it.

SFO
PVR
Mediocre 3.3

The crew was the worst ever!!! Very rude ladies who spent more time on their phones then serving the customers. They sucked

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

Good experience, no issues.

Good overall.

FRA
IAD
Excellent 8.0

The flight was on-time. Crew regularly provided water during the long trip.

I ordered a vegetarian special meal online, but when the crew got to my aisle, all the vegetarian meals were taken! I do eat dairy, so it was no problem. But, it would not be fair if they ran out of that too for customers who have specified vegetarian online ahead of time.

Fri, Jun 29
RDU
SMF
10h 58m
Mon, Jul 9
SMF
RDU
8h 04m
Trip: 11 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 7771 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
MCO
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Free Direct TV

BOS
AUS
Excellent 9.0

Early morning departure from Logan creates a lot of traffic at terminal C. Boston hasn’t quite worked out the best way to handle the popularity of JetBlue. New checkin procedures just built att term C are a bit confusing, passengers self tag their bags and drop off. Overall, be generous with the time you give yourself at Logan. JetBlue embrar 190 to Austin is a nice plane. Clean, pretty quiet. Extra space is a good upgrade. Overall no big negatives, great carrier, with good people running the flight, with great equipment. Passenger space is great in more space seats, and among the best in std seats. Arrival in Austin is simple, great little airport.

PIT
BOS
Good 7.6

Staff was lovely. Seats were very comfortable.

I hated that little tv in front of me. It was so distracting and there was no way to turn it off.

PAP
JFK
Good 7.6

That JetBlue had enclosed area

The enclosed area was too small. Also, we were not told we would have to go through security for a second time; some of us bought water after initially checking in, only to have them thrown out because of separate check-in at JetBlue. Also, due to other airlines boarding and crowded space, it was difficult to find "Gate 2" as there were no signs; one cannot see where JetBlue waiting area is until you pass it.

TPA
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

that flight was canceled. customer service is bad. they made it so hard to get refund.

Tue, May 15
RDU
SMF
6h 57m
Wed, May 23
SMF
RDU
9h 19m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15387 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SJD
ATL
Good 7.6

Our Delta plane was brand spanking new. Everything worked and the inflight entertainment system was fantastic with many movies to choose from, free headphones, games, tv shows, etc. The crew was polite and the seating at least as comfortable as expected for a 4 hour flight.

The restrooms in the rear of the plane were remarkably small, even by airline standards. I'm a somewhat larger person and I fit, but I know a lot of people who would literally not be able to fit on the toilet without touching both of the sidewalls or risk getting stuck in there. The boarding process at San Jose Del Cabo was the most ridiculous setup I've ever experienced. There were numerous flights boarding out of the same gates and at least 3 or 4 lines for different destinations forming on a ramp just outside the gates. There were guys with signs trying to herd people into the correct lines and then loading the people onto buses which took you out to the planes. The planes were loading from both the front and rear doors and people were getting tangled up inside because of the haphazard loading process. Very easy for a person to end up on an incorrect plane!!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time, professional boarding, clean comfortable planes, skilled pilots and professional crew. What more could you ask for.

All good.

ATL
SJD
Excellent 8.0

On time departure, actually got to Cabo early.

The seat in front of mine had a broken reclining lock mechanism and the passenger kept trying to switch from recline to sitting up and it wouldn't latch in the upright position, so he kept jerking the seatback up and down for the entire 4 hour flight. Also the rows were so tight, and seatbacks were so close together, that the reclining seat in front of me was 6 inches from my face.

DTW
PVR
Excellent 8.6

Easy flight from check-in to boarding to deplaning.

Nothing really! No entertainment and nothing but almonds eaten.

MSP
CUN
Good 6.3

On time, pretty friendly crew

Too small a plane for that long a trip. Bathrooms were VERY small & rare.

Tue, Jan 30
RDU
SMF
7h 55m
Fri, Feb 2
SMF
RDU
7h 25m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27452 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
CLT
LHR
Excellent 8.0

The low price! It was on American Airlines which the same flight was more expensive. Professional flight attendants

Cramped seating but can't really complain because of the price

LIM
GIG
Mediocre 3.0

Nothing at all

It was very hot inside the plane and dificult to sleep No breakfast when we arrived in Brazil In Lima, after the flight from Miami, the period for the connection to Brazil was very short. At the airport, when I inquired about attention to get through the security line, the answered was that we have to ask for permission to pass before the passagens that was waiting in queue.

SDQ
MIA
Excellent 8.6

I like that it was on time

LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

For an obviously new aircraft the space between rows was horrendous. I am 5ft4in tall and when I sat down my knees touched the seat in front of me. When the passenger in front of me tilted his seat back I couldn’t even cross my legs! I like Qantas but I have learned to abhor American Airlines (which operated this flight), next time I will probably use Air New Zealand purely because of the seat situation.

SFO
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Great service great entertainment to make long flight bearable

N/a

Tue, Jan 30
RDU
SMF
10h 45m
Fri, Feb 2
SMF
RDU
6h 57m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15387 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
TYS
ATL
Excellent 8.4

Everything went well...on time, quick boarding and free gate check of bag.

DTW
PVR
Excellent 8.6

Easy flight from check-in to boarding to deplaning.

Nothing really! No entertainment and nothing but almonds eaten.

JFK
SLC
Good 6.3

Too many turbulences !!!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time, professional boarding, clean comfortable planes, skilled pilots and professional crew. What more could you ask for.

All good.

JFK
CUN
Okay 4.0

The flight was delayed for 4 hours.

Thu, Jul 19
RDU
SMF
9h 31m
Tue, Jul 24
SMF
RDU
9h 00m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15387 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SJD
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Food available for purchase. Entertainment system.

SJD
ATL
Good 7.6

Our Delta plane was brand spanking new. Everything worked and the inflight entertainment system was fantastic with many movies to choose from, free headphones, games, tv shows, etc. The crew was polite and the seating at least as comfortable as expected for a 4 hour flight.

The restrooms in the rear of the plane were remarkably small, even by airline standards. I'm a somewhat larger person and I fit, but I know a lot of people who would literally not be able to fit on the toilet without touching both of the sidewalls or risk getting stuck in there. The boarding process at San Jose Del Cabo was the most ridiculous setup I've ever experienced. There were numerous flights boarding out of the same gates and at least 3 or 4 lines for different destinations forming on a ramp just outside the gates. There were guys with signs trying to herd people into the correct lines and then loading the people onto buses which took you out to the planes. The planes were loading from both the front and rear doors and people were getting tangled up inside because of the haphazard loading process. Very easy for a person to end up on an incorrect plane!!

MSP
SMF
Good 6.3

For a 3 hour flight no onboard entertainment. Such a let down

DTW
PVR
Excellent 8.6

Easy flight from check-in to boarding to deplaning.

Nothing really! No entertainment and nothing but almonds eaten.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time, professional boarding, clean comfortable planes, skilled pilots and professional crew. What more could you ask for.

All good.

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Raleigh-Durham to Sacramento Intl Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Sacramento Intl
Flights Depart from Raleigh-Durham
Flight Price $317
Distance 2340 miles
Airlines Delta, American Airlines, United, JetBlue
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