Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland (SBA - OAK)

SBA — OAK
Feb 12 — Feb 191

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California?

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 259% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 60 days in advance, which can save you up to 67% on flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 60 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $150. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $213.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to Oakland, California. Flights to Oakland, California from Santa Barbara in February are about $146 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $68.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California (SBA - OAK)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 42% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland in February, March 2023

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Reviews of Airlines Servicing Oakland

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,391 reviews

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was amazing, boarding was simple and quick, only issue was the food. I was flying first class, and while it was only a two hour flight, the food really could have been better. I got the "protein plate", which was a few pieces of chicken (kinda dry), some sliced cucumber, feta cheese, and literally a whole unpeeled carrot just plunked down. Again, I know the flight was only two hours, but for what we paid for first class I was kinda hoping for a bit more than something that belongs in a cheap airport cafeteria. Other than that, the flight was great; comfortable seats, great service, great crew.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,391 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,391 reviews

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was amazing, boarding was simple and quick, only issue was the food. I was flying first class, and while it was only a two hour flight, the food really could have been better. I got the "protein plate", which was a few pieces of chicken (kinda dry), some sliced cucumber, feta cheese, and literally a whole unpeeled carrot just plunked down. Again, I know the flight was only two hours, but for what we paid for first class I was kinda hoping for a bit more than something that belongs in a cheap airport cafeteria. Other than that, the flight was great; comfortable seats, great service, great crew.

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,684 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,391 reviews

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was amazing, boarding was simple and quick, only issue was the food. I was flying first class, and while it was only a two hour flight, the food really could have been better. I got the "protein plate", which was a few pieces of chicken (kinda dry), some sliced cucumber, feta cheese, and literally a whole unpeeled carrot just plunked down. Again, I know the flight was only two hours, but for what we paid for first class I was kinda hoping for a bit more than something that belongs in a cheap airport cafeteria. Other than that, the flight was great; comfortable seats, great service, great crew.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Santa Barbara to Oakland flights.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Santa Barbara to Oakland have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Contour, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Contour with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $365, but on average you can expect to pay $429.

Are there last-minute flights available from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California for under $900?

There are currently 19+ open flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California within the next 7 days for less than $900.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California round-trip from $365.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California?

When booking a flight from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California, you may want to consider flying on Alaska Airlines, Contour or Croatia Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California?

On average you can expect to pay $346 for a flight from Santa Barbara to Oakland, California. The cheapest flight overall is $196 while the most popular route, (Santa Barbara - Oakland) is currently priced at $359.

Alternative routes for Santa Barbara to Oakland

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Top 2 airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Oakland

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Santa Barbara to Oakland choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
United AirlinesCheapest$144Average$285FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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ContourCheapest$198Average$296FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Santa Barbara to Oakland

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Weekly flight availability from Santa Barbara to Oakland

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