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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To San Luis Obispo?

The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were $137 and $69 for one-way flights to San Luis Obispo for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
SAN Santa Barbara Dec 5 - Dec 9 $137
PDX Santa Barbara Dec 15 - Jan 5 $137
PHX Santa Barbara Dec 19 - Dec 19 $195
SAN San Luis Obispo Dec 3 - Dec 6 $208
SFO San Luis Obispo Jan 5 - Jan 8 $218
PHX San Luis Obispo Jan 7 - Jan 11 $221
SLC Santa Barbara Nov 9 - Nov 14 $238
LAX Santa Barbara Jan 20 - Jan 25 $252
DEN Santa Barbara Dec 5 - Dec 5 $276
LAX San Luis Obispo Nov 20 - Nov 23 $297
DFW Santa Barbara Nov 7 - Nov 7 $315
EWR San Luis Obispo Dec 29 - Jan 6 $318
JFK Santa Barbara Dec 8 - Dec 12 $318
IND Santa Barbara Nov 1 - Nov 6 $368
IND San Luis Obispo Nov 1 - Nov 6 $368
*Prices include taxes and fees
Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
PDX Santa Barbara Oct 23 - Oct 25 $270
DEN Santa Barbara Oct 23 - Nov 2 $337
PHX San Luis Obispo Oct 23 - Oct 26 $381
DFW San Luis Obispo Oct 24 - Oct 31 $390
PDX San Luis Obispo Oct 23 - Oct 25 $396
SFO Santa Barbara Oct 24 - Oct 28 $459
DEN San Luis Obispo Oct 24 - Oct 27 $469
SAN Santa Barbara Oct 25 - Oct 27 $486
LAX Santa Barbara Oct 24 - Oct 31 $523
SFO San Luis Obispo Oct 24 - Oct 31 $542
PHX Santa Barbara Oct 24 - Oct 27 $565
DFW Santa Barbara Oct 23 - Oct 27 $581
SLC Santa Barbara Oct 24 - Oct 31 $632
LAX San Luis Obispo Oct 23 - Dec 6 $692
SAN San Luis Obispo Oct 23 - Oct 30 $744
*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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Traveling toSan Luis Obispo
Lowest Price$137
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FAQs about flights from Airport () to San Luis Obispo Airport (SBA)

Which airlines fly to San Luis Obispo?

All set to book the ticket for your amazing vacation to San Luis Obispo? A total of 5 airlines offer flights to this city. Some of the best carriers include:

  • United Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Allegiant Air
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What airport is best to fly into San Luis Obispo?

Chosen your hotel and flights for your trip to San Luis Obispo? Well done. But are they close together? The city is home to several airports — don't make things complicated by arriving at one hours from where you're basing yourself. See which of these leading airports suits your travel plans:

  • San Luis Obispo, CA Airport (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) – 3 miles from downtown
  • Santa Maria, CA Airport (SMX-Santa Maria Public) – 28 miles from downtown
  • San Luis Obispo, CA (CSL-O'Sullivan Army Heliport) – 6 miles from downtown
Where to stay in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo been on your travel wish list for a while now? Get ready to tick it off! Travelocity features up to 178 properties for you to look into.

Keen for a taste of the good life on your trip? Book a plush room with all the fancy extras at the Granada Hotel & Bistro. On a budget? Not to worry, you won't be left out in the cold. The Homestead Motel will keep you and your hip-pocket happy.

How to get through airport security fast when traveling to San Luis Obispo

These handy tips about airport security will save you a lot of time on your journey to San Luis Obispo:

  • Keep your passport and boarding pass somewhere accessible. They'll be the first things you'll be instructed to produce by security staff.
  • Take off your belt, jewellery and shoes before approaching the security checkpoint. Items such as these are not permitted in the body scanner.
  • Electronic goods such as tablets, laptops and phones need to be sent through the X-ray machine separately. Make 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 transport containers no bigger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).
  • Untie your shoelaces in preparation for entering the body scanner. Depending on what sort of shoes you've got on, security may tell you to take them off.
  • Some countries have stringent biosecurity laws. Think about where you're going to and whether or not you're allowed to fly with fresh fruit.

Flights to San Luis Obispo, California (SBP)

As a wise wanderer, you have learned how to tell the difference between a Moscato and a merlot, and a shiraz from a chardonnay. You understand that a nose is a more than just a part of your face. New wines are a treasure to discover, and the process from de-corking to last drop is an experience to savor. Whenever possible, you prefer to visit regional vineyards to sample vintage reserves and compare tasting notes. It is in the spirit of the sauvignon that your next wine adventure takes you to San Luis Obispo. Not only will you be in the backyard of some of California’s most celebrated wineries, you’ll also have the entire central California coast to serve as your playground. When you use Travelocity to book your travel, you’ll find great deals on cheap tickets to San Luis Obispo. It’s time to tune up on your tannins. And, with the money you save on your San Luis Obispo airfare, you’ll be able to buy a few bottles of local wine for your own private cellar at home.

Transportation from SBP

Serving the California Central Coast, San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) is used by travelers from Northern Santa Barbara County to Southern Monterey County and flies them to Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Francisco. As the only airport in the region, all San Luis Obispo flights come through SBP. The Spirit of San Luis Restaurant is at your disposal breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a sit-down meal. After your flights to San Luis Obispo, CA land, a handful of major rental car companies help you get around the area. Additionally, other ground transportation options—taxi, limousine, shuttle bus, and public transport—are located just outside of the baggage claim exit to whisk you on your way.

Hotels Near SBP

Once your flights to San Luis Obispo touch down, you’ll undoubtedly want to get to your hotel as quickly as possible so you can freshen up before venturing out to the vineyards. Here are some of our favorite hotels near SBP airport:

  • Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo – Once known as the “Happiest Place in America,” San Luis Obispo is home to the Happiest Hour at the Embassy Suites with complimentary wine, beer, and snacks. The newly remodeled guest suites, convenient amenities, and on-site eatery will make the smile on your face even bigger.
  • SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel – Just down Highway 101 from SBP is the sleepy beach town of Pismo Beach. Soak up the sunshine at this amazing hotel, high on the cliffs above the Pacific. Watch the sun set from your guestroom balcony, on one of the spacious patios, or from the lush green lawns on the property.
  • Quality Inn Pismo Beach – The Quality Inn is perfectly located for all your central coast adventures. Take a stroll on the Pismo Beach Pier, indulge in some retail therapy at the Prime Outlets, or visit the nearby vineyards.
  • Oxford Suites Pismo Beach – One of the best options for extended stay and business travelers, the Oxford Suites is also an ideal home base for your winery weekend wonderland. Guests can take advantage of complimentary breakfasts as well as a free evening wine reception.

Things to Do Near SBP

Certainly, your stay in San Luis Obispo will be full of fine wines, cutting-edge cuisine, and as much relaxing as your schedule allows. If you are looking to add anything else into your itinerary (even if you are only in for a short layover), the following activities near SBP airport are well worth a look:

  • Get Out on the Water – The Pacific Ocean is less than 10 miles from the airport. Work out your tight muscles from the long flight with a little fun on the water. Rent a kayak or a standup paddleboard to explore the coast on your own, or head out on a whale-watching tour and let someone else take the stern.
  • Meet a Monarch – If you prefer to stretch your legs on dry land as opposed to the open sea, perhaps a stop at Monarch Butterfly Cove is in order. The beautiful grounds are home to tens of thousands of the delicately detailed winged wonders.

Explore San Luis Obispo

Whether you are planning to visit on a romantic getaway with that special someone, thinking about a girlfriends’ weekend at the wineries, or organizing a business conference, California’s central coast makes the perfect location. And, when you book your stay through Travelocity, you’ll enjoy great deals on cheap flights to San Luis Obispo. Plus, you can save even more money when you bundle your airfare with your hotel accommodations. You might want to bring an extra suitcase for the cases of cabernet you’ll buy with your savings.

When you arrive at SBP, you’re likely to have plenty of time to kill before your flight. The Spirit of San Luis Restaurant is at your disposal breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a sit-down meal. They also serve Sunday brunch and spirits and local wine to help you relax, possibly on their outdoor patio. Those looking for a quick bite, gifts to take home, or reading material will find almost anything they need at the Runway Café and Gift Shop.

Vending machines are available for travelers’ convenience and free Wi-Fi can be used throughout the terminal, letting you catch up on work or emails while you wait for your flight to depart.

Need insider tips on must-see attractions in San Luis Obispo? Check out our San Luis Obispo 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.