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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 $108 and $74 for one-way flights to Santa Barbara for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply

OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
LAXGoletaFebruary 22 to February 28$108
SEAGoletaFebruary 22 to February 28$147
SFOGoletaFebruary 21 to March 1$150
PDXGoletaFebruary 22 to February 22$177
PHXGoletaFebruary 22 to March 14$178
DENGoletaFebruary 28 to March 7$204
EWRGoletaFebruary 23 to February 28$295
MSPGoletaFebruary 11 to March 1$302
DFWGoletaFebruary 28 to March 14$318
BOSGoletaFebruary 27 to March 7$342
*Prices include taxes and fees
OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
LAXGoletaFebruary 11 to February 22$123
SFOGoletaFebruary 12 to February 22$194
SEAGoletaFebruary 10 to February 28$232
PDXGoletaFebruary 11 to February 14$237
PHXGoletaFebruary 11 to February 21$281
DENGoletaFebruary 11 to February 28$285
MSPGoletaFebruary 11 to March 1$302
EWRGoletaFebruary 12 to February 18$325
DFWGoletaFebruary 11 to February 28$416
BOSGoletaFebruary 10 to March 1$518
*Prices include taxes and fees

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Amazing Santa Barbara Accommodation Deals

Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - North

Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - North

2 out of 5
4200 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA, 93013
The price is $71 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$71
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this motel in Carpinteria. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in ...
3.2/5 (1,020 reviews)
"Completely satisfied"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - North
Sandpiper Lodge

Sandpiper Lodge

2 out of 5
3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
The price is $142 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
$142
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Santa Barbara. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in our ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,027 reviews)
"Centrally located and clean nice rooms. Excellent value"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Sandpiper Lodge
Inn at Highway 1

Inn at Highway 1

2.5 out of 5
1200 N H St, Lompoc, CA, 93436
The price is $135 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
$135
per night
Feb 4 - Feb 5
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Lompoc. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (385 reviews)
"Very clean, easy check in."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Inn at Highway 1

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Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - South

Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - South

2 out of 5
5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA, 93013
The price is $79 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
$79
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14
Stay at this motel in Carpinteria. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,024 reviews)
"Very nice clean and staff was amazing. Enjoyed the stay overall!"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - South
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Western Plus Santa Barbara

Best Western Plus Santa Barbara

3.5 out of 5
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
The price is $179 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$179
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Santa Barbara. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,026 reviews)
"Good location, nice and prompt service"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

3 out of 5
3850 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
The price is $139 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$139
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Santa Barbara. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,020 reviews)
"Nice location. Friendly and helpful staff. Free water and sofa at the front. Comfy bed. The room is very clean."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

2.5 out of 5
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA, 93117
The price is $161 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
$161
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Goleta. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,017 reviews)
"The management and staff have made the most of what is an aged property. Everything was at least acceptable and often better while the staff were courteous and responsive."

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

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Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta

Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta

3 out of 5
401 Storke Rd, Goleta, CA, 93117
The price is $251 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
$251
per night
Feb 14 - Feb 15
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Goleta. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (662 reviews)
Enjoyed Our Stay!!!
"Very nice hotel. Comfortable, clean. Very nice lobby, inviting and bar/breakfast. Staff was friendly. Enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Luxury Hotels in Santa Barbara

Ojai Valley Inn

Ojai Valley Inn

5 out of 5
905 Country Club Rd, Ojai, CA, 93023
The price is $689 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
$689
per night
Feb 8 - Feb 9
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Ojai. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,013 reviews)
"The property is beautiful (even despite the rain), but several things (cafe/market, parts of spa) were being renovated. Room lacked tub and double sinks and minimal storage options for clothing - expected more for the very high price point. Stayed here several times over the years and prices are ..."

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Ojai Valley Inn
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

5 out of 5
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
The price is $720 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
$720
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Santa Barbara. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (461 reviews)
"Very pleasant stay, but not exceptional. I question the value for money"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

5 out of 5
8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA, 93117
The price is $629 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$629
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Goleta. Enjoy 3 outdoor pools, a beach locale, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,006 reviews)
"Our stay was very nice. Enjoyed."

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

5 out of 5
1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA, 93108
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Santa Barbara. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (658 reviews)
"we had an unfortunate experience with insects. property was neautiful as usual and staff was very acomodating."

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Family Friendly Hotels in Santa Barbara

Sandpiper Lodge
Great for families

Sandpiper Lodge

2 out of 5
3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
The price is $142 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
$142
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Santa Barbara. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in our ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,027 reviews)

Families like: Outdoor pools, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family

Travelers say...
"Centrally located and clean nice rooms. Excellent value"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Sandpiper Lodge
Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Great for families

Best Western Plus Santa Barbara

3.5 out of 5
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
The price is $179 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$179
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Santa Barbara. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,026 reviews)

Families like: Outdoor pools, extra beds/cribs, free airport shuttle, laundry

Travelers say...
"Good location, nice and prompt service"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

4 out of 5
400 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA, 93463
The price is $115 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
$115
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Solvang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,967 reviews)
"Staff were all friendly. Bathroom was amazing and large. Loved our balcony to look our at the hills in the morning drinking coffee."

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Hotel Corque

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Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Great for families

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

3.5 out of 5
223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
The price is $239 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$239
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Santa Barbara. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,034 reviews)

Families like: Outdoor pools, close to beach, bicycle rentals, extra beds/cribs

Travelers say...
"Friendliness of staff Great Lobby with breakfast amenities and late day wine"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I catch a flight to Santa Barbara at the moment?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor is where to go for up-to-the-minute information about quarantine requirements and travel restrictions for flight passengers heading to Santa Barbara.
Which airlines fly to Santa Barbara?
Is Santa Barbara first on your list of destinations to visit? We’d recommend booking your airfare with United Airlines as soon as you arrange your travel dates.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I change my booking to a later date?
For more info about changing your flight to Santa Barbara, please visit our Customer Service Portal.
What airport is best to fly into Santa Barbara?
There’s no risk of a mix-up with airports in Santa Barbara, as there’s just one operating in the city. SBA is around 8 mi from the hustle and bustle downtown.
Where to stay in Santa Barbara
Choosing the perfect place to stay is a vital ingredient for an amazing travel experience. Select from 1,489 properties in Santa Barbara and start planning the adventure of your dreams!Chic rooms, quality amenities and great service are what you’ll find when you spend your nights at the Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG Hotel or the Palihouse Santa Barbara. The Ala Mar by the Sea and the The Presidio are some less expensive options if you’d prefer to spend your vacation budget on experiences.Create fabulous new memories while exploring Santa Barbara County Courthouse. This famed sight is an easy distance from a number of properties, such as the Chic Studio Apartment in Downtown Santa Barbara! and the Enjoy the Beauty of Downtown Santa Barbara. So why not stay close by and find out what all the fuss is about?
Places to visit in Santa Barbara
Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse should be on the travel plans of all Santa Barbara vacationers. Revise your sightseeing schedule and spend a day or two looking around these truly iconic attractions!So many things to do and so little time. If you want to discover the best this city has to offer, add Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum to your travel program. If you get the chance, visit Santa Barbara Zoo, and Santa Barbara Botanical Garden too.Meander along Stearns Wharf, which is impressive at any time of the day, but especially in the early morning light. Need some more ideas? You simply can’t miss out on enjoying a concert or two at Santa Barbara Bowl! Be sure to get your tickets early. But that’s not all. Upper State Street is a significant local road where you could easily pass the time.
How to get through airport security fast when traveling to Santa Barbara
If you like the thought of spending more time at the airport cafes and less time wading through security on your way to Santa Barbara, follow these suggestions:

  • Be sure you know the whereabouts of your boarding pass and travel ID. You don’t want to hold up the line when you’re asked to present them.
  • Take off your jewellery, belt and shoes before approaching security. Items such as these are not allowed in the body scanner.
  • Make sure your phone, laptop and other electronic devices are within reach. These items need to be sent through the X-ray machine separately.
  • When it comes to traveling with gels or liquids, each passenger is allowed a quart-sized clear resealable bag to transport containers no greater than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).
  • Consider the type of footwear you want to travel in. Slippers are awesome because they’re a cinch to take off when you’re doing the airport security checks. Try wearing some on your next journey!
  • The list of non-permissible items is forever changing. Read over your carrier’s official website to understand what is not allowed on board their flights.

How to find cheap flights

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Airfares offered on Friday tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2021. Purchasing your airfares on a Thursday or Saturday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Wednesday or Sunday. Our data shows that those two days have the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals.

 

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Frequent travellers may already know this, earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Monday are the cheapest of the week. Since flights towards the middle of the week tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise. This is why, on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2021 were most expensive for Wednesday departures.

 

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2021 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2-4 weeks prior to their travel dates.

*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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.