Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego (SBA - SAN)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best SBA to SAN flight in 2021: compare Santa Barbara to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Santa Barbara to San Diego?

To save on the cost of your flight from Santa Barbara to San Diego, book at least 43 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 60% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $173 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $223.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Santa Barbara to San Diego?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to San Diego from Santa Barbara average $154. You can even find prices in April for less than $154, as users have found deals to San Diego from as low as $75. The month of September appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San Diego from Santa Barbara. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 36%.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Santa Barbara to San Diego?

Travelers have found that booking a Wednesday departure is the best way to save up to 144% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Santa Barbara to San Diego (SBA - SAN)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 34% on flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SBA to SAN flights for October, November
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$107pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
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15 Nov - 19 Nov
$117pp
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Alaska Airlines
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6 Nov - 7 Nov
$135pp
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Multiple Airlines
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United Airlines
 
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Santa Barbara to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Santa Barbara found for this year
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$107pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Diego
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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15 Nov - 19 Nov
$117pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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SAN
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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3 Dec - 5 Dec
$127pp
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Alaska Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Non-stop flights to San Diego from Santa Barbara

Save time with Santa Barbara to San Diego direct flight deals
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$107pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Alaska Airlines
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15 Nov - 19 Nov
$117pp
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Alaska Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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3 Dec - 5 Dec
$127pp
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Last minute flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Santa Barbara, departing today and this week
29 Oct - 31 Oct
$160pp
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Major Airline
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30 Oct - 7 Nov
$199pp
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30 Oct - 7 Nov
$214pp
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Multiple Airlines
 
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One-way flights to San Diego from Santa Barbara

The cheapest one-way flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego
1:20 pm - 2:22 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 02m
SBA - SAN
Alaska Airlines
$229
Alaska Airlines
1:00 am - 6:30 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
17h 30m
SBA - SAN
United Airlines
$250
United
2:24 pm - 7:30 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
29h 06m
SBA - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$251
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Flight FAQs

From Santa Barbara to San Diego

Which airlines flying from Santa Barbara to San Diego have flexible changes due to COVID-19?

One of the carriers operating flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego that may be offering flexible change policies is United Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $107, but on average you can expect to pay $166.

Are there nonstop flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Santa Barbara to San Diego is less than $985.

Are there last-minute flights available from Santa Barbara to San Diego for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Santa Barbara to San Diego round-trip?

Currently priced at $107, Alaska Airlines will fly you from Santa Barbara to San Diego and back. In addition to Alaska Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on United Airlines for as low as $173. Alaska Airlines is currently priced 69% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the most reliable airlines from Santa Barbara to San Diego?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Santa Barbara to San Diego on time: Horizon Air (89%), Alaska Airlines (56%), SkyWest Airlines (40%).

What are the cheapest flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $217. While the most popular route (Santa Barbara - San Diego) can be booked for $145 on average our data indicates $352 when flying from Santa Barbara to San Diego

COVID Restrictions

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Diego.

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

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

Returning to Santa Barbara from San Diego

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Santa Barbara.

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

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Alternative routes for Santa Barbara to San Diego

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Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Santa Barbara to San Diego.
Flight duration from SBA to SAN
1h 02m
Average temperature for October in San Diego
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Diego
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Airports servicing San Diego

Hourly flight availability from Santa Barbara to San Diego

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