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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 $137 and $49 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*
SFO Santa Barbara Jul 5 - Jul 7 $137
PHX Santa Barbara Sep 14 - Sep 25 $151
LAX Santa Barbara Sep 11 - Sep 15 $182
SEA San Luis Obispo Jul 4 - Jul 14 $183
SEA Santa Barbara Jul 13 - Jul 21 $190
PDX San Luis Obispo Jul 4 - Jul 7 $192
DEN Santa Barbara Aug 17 - Aug 28 $197
DFW Santa Barbara Sep 15 - Sep 28 $283
SFO San Luis Obispo Jun 26 - Jun 27 $284
DEN San Luis Obispo Sep 8 - Sep 22 $291
MSP San Luis Obispo Sep 4 - Sep 9 $350
BOS Santa Barbara Sep 14 - Sep 25 $371
LGA San Luis Obispo Aug 28 - Sep 4 $373
LGA Santa Barbara Sep 20 - Sep 24 $384
DFW San Luis Obispo Aug 10 - Aug 18 $387
*Prices include taxes and fees
Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
SEA Santa Barbara Jun 18 - Jun 22 $225
SFO Santa Barbara Jun 18 - Jun 21 $227
SEA San Luis Obispo Jun 19 - Jun 22 $255
DEN Santa Barbara Jun 19 - Jun 29 $267
PHX Santa Barbara Jun 20 - Jul 6 $276
PDX San Luis Obispo Jun 18 - Jun 21 $291
PHX San Luis Obispo Jun 18 - Jul 3 $351
PDX Santa Barbara Jun 18 - Jul 4 $354
LAX San Luis Obispo Jun 20 - Jul 20 $398
SFO San Luis Obispo Jun 19 - Jun 22 $411
DFW San Luis Obispo Jun 20 - Jul 6 $581
BOS Santa Barbara Jun 18 - Jun 19 $583
LAX Santa Barbara Jun 19 - Jul 6 $651
*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 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$137
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines ServingUnited
Number of Daily Flights
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FAQs about Santa Barbara Flights

Can I catch a flight to Santa Barbara at the moment?

For the most up-to-date and comprehensive info regarding passengers on flights bound for Santa Barbara, look no further than our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Everything you need to know about current quarantine requirements and travel restrictions is located here in one convenient place.

Which airlines fly to Santa Barbara?

If you're planning to fly into Santa Barbara to begin your much-anticipated adventure, your best bet is to book a ticket with American Airlines.

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.

Places to visit in Santa Barbara

The wider region offers plenty of opportunities to have fun outdoors. Why not do a little paragliding while you're here? Sky diving is one more activity to include on your to-do list.

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

These clever tips and pointers about airport security will save you a lot of time on your journey to Santa Barbara:

  • Ensure your boarding pass and travel ID are not hard to access. You'll need to show them straightaway.
  • You'll have to pause the music for a short while. Headphones and earphones need to be removed and placed in a tub for X-raying. The same goes for items such as coins and keys.
  • Electronics such as laptops, cameras and phones need to be sent through the X-ray machine separately. Make sure they're easily accessible.
  • When it comes to flying with gels and liquids, every passenger is allowed a quart-sized clear zip-lock bag to keep containers no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).
  • Loosen your shoelaces before entering the body scanner. Depending on the style of shoes you're wearing, security may instruct you to take them off.
  • Multi-tools and corkscrews are prohibited inside the aircraft. Stash them away in your checked luggage to avoid them being confiscated at the security checkpoint.

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.