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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To Santa Barbara?

The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were $106 and $53 for one-way flights to Santa Barbara for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
DEN San Luis Obispo Jan 15 - Jan 17 $106
SEA Santa Barbara Jan 9 - Jan 12 $137
PHX San Luis Obispo Jan 9 - Jan 16 $142
SEA San Luis Obispo Jan 23 - Jan 30 $157
LAX Santa Barbara Feb 16 - Feb 20 $202
DEN Santa Barbara Jan 23 - Jan 26 $222
EWR Santa Barbara Dec 14 - Dec 15 $226
LAX San Luis Obispo Jan 19 - Jan 23 $230
MSP Santa Barbara Jan 16 - Jan 19 $246
DFW Santa Barbara Feb 16 - Feb 23 $247
DFW San Luis Obispo Jan 14 - Feb 2 $249
MSP San Luis Obispo Dec 18 - Dec 21 $256
SFO Santa Barbara Dec 25 - Dec 27 $269
SFO San Luis Obispo Dec 28 - Jan 3 $289
BOS Santa Barbara Jan 14 - Jan 21 $338
*Prices include taxes and fees
Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
SEA San Luis Obispo Dec 6 - Dec 12 $316
DFW San Luis Obispo Dec 5 - Dec 7 $357
DEN San Luis Obispo Dec 5 - Dec 13 $386
SFO Santa Barbara Dec 6 - Dec 12 $499
LAX San Luis Obispo Dec 5 - Dec 12 $507
SFO San Luis Obispo Dec 6 - Dec 12 $527
*Prices include taxes and fees

Flight Review

Mar 15, 2020

Jonnie in Portland with Alaska worked some magic and was able to return me back home in the middle of my trip! Dueto the outbreak, in mid flight my final destination was canceled. But Jonnie went beyond and somehow canceled my non refundable flight and sent me back home. I am very thankful!

Jan 26, 2020

The Flight Attendents were very nice, helpful, and efficient.

Jan 22, 2020

Everything was lovely your my favorite airline to travel on

Jan 16, 2020

We had to change our departure due to flight delay on original date....it was easy, smooth, customer service at United was patient, friendly, efficient, professional. Thank you! We ended up on a 777....very nice experience!

Dec 28, 2019

2nd flight delayed 1 hour

Dec 20, 2019

We were delayed three hours in Phoenix. That wasn't fun but I trust it kept us safe.

Dec 18, 2019

Our flight arrived very early!

Dec 4, 2019

I don’t pay for a seat so they always give me a middle seat. The plane was only half full so I was able to move to a window seat by myself. Both planes were half full. It seems if you don’t want to pay for a seat you get the worst seat and board last like you have done something wrong. I happen to like to board last so that is not a problem but why do they do that.

Sep 25, 2019

Alaska air is always good.

Sep 18, 2019

I was very happy with the professionalism of the terminal staff and flight crew. I would like seats to have charging ability for portable electronics but realize the regional jets may not be designed with this feature. I really enjoy the free in flight entertainment options in some flights I’ve taken but again these were longer ones which used different planes. Overall the flight was well executed and my suggestions are not criticisms but things that could improve the experience when available.

Sep 5, 2019

On time flight out of SFO. Yeah!

Aug 21, 2019

They use to allow families with small children to board early as to not slow down the process of boarding the plane. Did that go away too?

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Santa Barbara Flight Information

Traveling toSanta Barbara
Lowest Price$106
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines ServingAmerican Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United
Number of Daily Flights
Airlines with Direct Flights

FAQs about flights from Airport () to Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)

Which airlines fly to Santa Barbara?

Ready to book the flight for your exciting adventure to Santa Barbara? 5 airlines advertise flights to this city. Some of the most sought-after carriers include:

  • United Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Lufthansa
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What airport is best to fly into Santa Barbara?

When looking up flights in and out of Santa Barbara, explore all available options. With numerous airports servicing the city, your ticket price may change depending on which one you settle with. These are the most frequented:

  • Santa Barbara, CA Airport (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) – 8 miles from downtown
  • Lompoc, CA Airport (LPC) – 47 miles from downtown
  • Santa Ynez, CA Airport (SQA) – 25 miles from downtown
Where to stay in Santa Barbara

With a nice collection of 995 properties available on Travelocity, you can afford to be a bit picky in Santa Barbara. But remember — the sooner you reserve your room, the sooner you can concentrate on planning those incredible adventures.

The Kimpton Canary Hotel or the Spanish Garden Inn should be suitable for those wanderers yearning for exemplary service and luxuriously soft sheets. Doubt you'll spend much time in your room? Check out budget options like the Ala Mar by the Sea and The Presidio and splash out on amazing experiences instead.

If you haven't gone to Mission Santa Barbara before, don't wait any longer! Make the most of your trip and grab a place to lay your head nearby. The Santa Barbara Mission is Your Front Yardlandmark Vacation Rental and the Modern Riviera Home, Steps Away From The Mission and The Rose Garden are two recommended options.

How to get through airport security fast when traveling to Santa Barbara

Make your journey to Santa Barbara a little bit easier by reading over these helpful tips and pointers:

  • Keep your boarding pass and travel ID in an easily accessible place. They'll be the first things you'll be asked for by security staff.
  • You'll need to stop the music for a few minutes. Earphones need to be removed and put in a tub to be X-rayed. The same goes for items such as keys and coins.
  • Electronic devices such as laptops, phones and cameras need to be sent through the X-ray machine separately. Be sure they're easily accessible.
  • When it comes to flying with liquids or gels, every passenger is permitted a quart-sized clear zip-lock bag to store containers no bigger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).
  • Safety boots and other bulky shoes are likely to be X-rayed by airport security. Think about wearing lightweight sneakers instead.
  • The list of prohibited items is forever changing. Have a look at your carrier's official website to find out what is not allowed on board their aircraft.

Flights To Santa Barbara

Standing on top of a hill, your face craned toward the sun, any plans you had to check in at work go out the window. You’re on vacation, and you’re going to soak up every blissful moment. The best of the beach and inland wine country are at your disposal. You’ll get sand between your toes and then take a day trip out to a scenic vineyard, where rolling hills and meticulously arranged vines permeate the landscape. Back in the city, Mediterranean-style red roofs take your imagination to a place thousands of miles away. Where the salt of the Pacific Ocean and the all-knowing breezes of the Santa Ynez Mountains meet, that’s where your travel companions can find you, wise wanderer. Gazing into the distance and dreaming up your next big adventure. Welcome to Santa Barbara.

The Central California coast is beckoning you to enjoy the best of land and seas. Book one of our cheap flights to Santa Barbara on Travelocity today, and soon you’ll be investigating the best of a respected wine region and nibbling on fine food.

Transportation From SBA

Flights to Santa Barbara land at the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), and there are plenty of hotels nearby that make for a relaxing place to wind down after your flight. Getting to your accommodation is as easy as a Santa Barbara breeze, because there are lots of ways to get there. Courtesy shuttle buses run between the airport and certain hotels, and you can book a door-to-door shuttle to any destination. You can also hop on the public bus, available from the Moffett Road station just across from the terminal. If you want a private ride, hail a cab at the curb. If you want to explore Greater Santa Barbara on your own schedule, rent a car while you’re booking airfare to Santa Barbara. With your own set of wheels, you may as well have the keys to the city.

Hotels near SBA

After a day of exploring wine country and the serenity of beach life, you’ll want a place to lay your head where you can achieve true bliss. After you book one of our best Santa Barbara flights, make plans to stay in one of these hotels and your vacation in paradise will be one for the record books:

  • The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort: This beachfront hotel feeds your spirit and your palate. Dine at one of five restaurants before you go for a walk on the coast. Take advantage of a wine package, and you’ll be sipping on fermented gold in style.
  • Bacara Resort & Spa: A luxury hotel with on-site yoga classes and beachfront dining. Ah, that’s your style. Throw in the private in-room fireplaces and the exceptional service, and the Bacara Resort & Spa has you feeling like you’ve come home.
  • Hotel Milo Santa Barbara: Take advantage of the privacy at a boutique hotel when you stay at Hotel Milo. The beach-chic motif is charming and the architecture reminds you of another time. Read in the garden before you head out for the day.
  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara: Spread across 22 acres, this stunning hotel really is one of a kind. Serene gardens give way to patio dining and luxury service always leaves you feeling pampered.

Things to Do in Santa Barbara

You’ve gotten tickets to Santa Barbara and you brought your eager taste buds along with a reverence for history. Good news, wise wanderer, the central coast will satiate your hunger for all things cultural and epicurean. Begin your tour of the city with a stop at from the Spanish Mission, one of the most visited and beloved of all California missions. Make sure you stop at the Stearns Wharf for a bite before you explore the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and venture east toward the wineries. Between the Historic District and the quaint downtown shops, you might forget about the miles of coastline just waiting for you to sink your toes into the sand and surf. Don’t worry, the gentle crash of its waves is always there to remind you.

Flights to Santa Barbara, California are your ticket to paradise, wise wanderer. The boutiques of State Street and exhibits at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse are just the beginning of your adventure. Get your tickets to Santa Barbara today, and the road to sand and sun will come into view.

Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Santa Barbara? Check out our Santa Barbara travel guide!

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.