Cheap flights from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Illinois (IL)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Santa Barbara (SBA) to Illinois

All the information you need to plan the best SBA to ORD flight in 2021: compare Santa Barbara to Illinois flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Illinois.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Santa Barbara to Illinois?

August can be a great time to fly to Illinois from Santa Barbara with a flight ticket averaging about $184. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $50. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Santa Barbara to Illinois (SBA - IL)?

When flying from Santa Barbara to Illinois, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Santa Barbara to Illinois?

Find a great deal and save up to 4% by booking at least 16 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Santa Barbara to Illinois within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $175.

Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to Illinois in December, January 2022

The best prices found for SBA to Illinois flights for December, January
15 Jan - 17 Jan
$275pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
15 Jan - 17 Jan
$279pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
22 Jan - 25 Jan
$297pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara to Illinois 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Illinois from Santa Barbara found for this year
15 Dec - 5 Jan
$384pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
15 Dec - 5 Jan
$393pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
15 Dec - 7 Jan
$399pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara

Last minute flights from Santa Barbara to Illinois

Late deals on round-trip flights to Illinois from Santa Barbara, departing today and this week
15 Dec - 5 Jan
$384pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
15 Dec - 5 Jan
$393pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
15 Dec - 7 Jan
$399pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara

One-way flights to Illinois from Santa Barbara

The cheapest one-way flights from Santa Barbara to Illinois
6:30 am - 11:09 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
26h 39m
SBA - STL
Multiple Airlines
$250
United
8:02 am - 6:58 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
20h 56m
SBA - ORD
American Airlines
9:12 am - 7:38 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
8h 26m
SBA - ORD
United Airlines
$265
United

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Santa Barbara to Illinois

What airport do you fly from for flights from Santa Barbara to Illinois?

Located just 8.0 mi from the city center, Santa Barbara (SBA) is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Illinois from Santa Barbara.

Which airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Illinois have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Santa Barbara to Illinois for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Santa Barbara to Illinois for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $275, but on average you can expect to pay $334.

Are there last-minute flights available from Santa Barbara to Illinois for under $400?

There are currently 19+ open flights from Santa Barbara to Illinois within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What are the most popular routes from Santa Barbara to Illinois?

The most popular flight routes from Santa Barbara to Illinois are Santa Barbara - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Santa Barbara - Springfield Capital and Santa Barbara - Lambert-St Louis.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Santa Barbara to Illinois?

Consider American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Santa Barbara to Illinois.

What are the cheapest flights from Santa Barbara to Illinois?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Santa Barbara to Illinois? While on average our users pay $493, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $132. The most popular route (Santa Barbara - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $343.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Illinois (IL)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Illinois from Santa Barbara?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Illinois within the United States

Most visitors from Santa Barbara need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Illinois.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Illinois.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara are not required to quarantine after entering Illinois.

Do I need a test to fly back to Santa Barbara from Illinois?

Returning to Santa Barbara from Illinois

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Illinois must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Santa Barbara.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Illinois are not required to quarantine after entering Santa Barbara.

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Destination points for flights from Santa Barbara to Illinois

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Destination information for Illinois

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Santa Barbara to Illinois.

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Airports servicing

Bloomington (BMI)
Champaign (CMI)
Decatur (DEC)
Moline (MLI)
Marion (MWA)

Top 4 airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Illinois

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Santa Barbara to Illinois choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$100 $256 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$127 $300 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$184 $473 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$214 $525 No cancel fee 69%
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