|Origin Airport IATA Code||DFW|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||SAC|
|Direct Flight Airlines||American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, British Airways|
|Earliest Flight Arrival||6:09PM UTC|
|Latest Flight Arrival||4:18AM UTC|
The flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to California's capital city is approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes, so you can plan a trip to see some of Sacramento's historic sites over a long weekend or during a full week filled with fun. The DART train and ample long-term parking options make it easy to fly from Dallas/Fort Worth to Sacramento any time of year.
Standing ornately in the center of the downtown district is the State Capitol Building. Much of the building's interior and the surrounding grounds compose the California State Capitol Museum, which is open to the general public. From there, you can go west a few blocks toward the Sacramento River to explore Old Sacramento, where the wooden boardwalks give the streets the feel of the Wild West. There are plenty of lively restaurants here, along with the California State Railroad Museum. Anyone who wants to get outside can take a walk along the Jedediah Smith Recreation Trail or explore Discovery Park.
You'll land at Sacramento International Airport (SAC), which is conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 99. Summers here are hot and dry with highs in the 90s. Winters are cooler and see highs in the 50s and occasional rainstorms. Anyone visiting in July can check out the California State Fair at the Cal Expo to sample treats and see the bounty that the state has to offer.
Start thinking about your ideal travel dates, because there is. You can fly from Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.) to Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) in one easy trip with American Airlines.
The shortest flight time from Dallas to Sacramento is 3 hours and 31 minutes, which gives you ample time to enjoy a drink or lose yourself in a good book.
American Airlines is the most frequent flyer along this route. This trusted carrier operates 128 flights from Dallas (and vicinity) to Sacramento (and vicinity) each month.
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Sacramento have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Sacramento without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.
To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!
*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.