Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco (SBA - SFO)

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The best prices from Santa Barbara to San Francisco are usually found in April or June, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Friday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best SBA to SFO flight in 2021: compare Santa Barbara to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
SBA - SFO
Price
$235 - $372
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

October

High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Average price

$294

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$235

From Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

Leaving on a Friday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 47% on the overall cost on flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 35 days in advance, which can save you up to 7% on flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 35 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 $99. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $105.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco from Santa Barbara. Users have commonly found prices around $108 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $48. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 4% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in May, June 2021

17 Jun - 20 Jun
$253pp
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United Airlines
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4 Jun - 7 Jun
$262pp
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United Airlines
 
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15 Jun - 15 Jun
$263pp
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Santa Barbara to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara found for this year
17 Sep - 19 Sep
$151pp
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United Airlines
 
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1 Sep - 25 Sep
$171pp
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United Airlines
 
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United Airlines
 
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1 Sep - 25 Sep
$191pp
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Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara

Save time with Santa Barbara to San Francisco direct flight deals
17 Jun - 20 Jun
$253pp
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26 May - 2 Jun
$274pp
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25 May - 5 Jun
$289pp
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Last minute flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara, departing today and this week
25 May - 5 Jun
$289pp
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United Airlines
Non-Stop
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21 May - 5 Jun
$298pp
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21 May - 5 Jun
$300pp
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One-way flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara

The cheapest one-way flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
10:30 am - 8:25 am
Alaska Airlines
2 Stops
21h 55m
SBA - SFO
Alaska Airlines
2:58 am - 6:11 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
27h 13m
SBA - SFO
American Airlines
5:10 am - 5:12 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
24h 02m
SBA - SFO
United Airlines
$256
United

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Flight FAQs

From Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Are flight prices decreasing from Santa Barbara to San Francisco due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Santa Barbara and San Francisco for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

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

What airports do I use to fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

You will need to book a flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco if you want to fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. At least 4 different airlines have flights from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) on a regular basis. There are 3 flights to San Francisco from the Santa Barbara airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from SBA to SFO to be around 1h 05m.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $151, but on average you can expect to pay $247.

Are there nonstop flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 15 direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is less than $393.

Are there last-minute flights available from Santa Barbara to San Francisco for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Santa Barbara to San Francisco was viewed by 880 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Santa Barbara or San Francisco?

When traveling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Santa Barbara is typically less than San Francisco. We can gather that this will continue over the next 4 days.

Is Santa Barbara weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 77 °F on average in the month of September. The temperature in San Francisco is typically hotter than in Santa Barbara. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

There are many flights that can get you from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 1h 05m. Fly via United Airlines to get the fastest option. Most flights are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco round-trip?

According to our current data, United Airlines ($151), offers the cheapest pricing from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. United Airlines is priced at 51% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for United Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $136. Users have also found prices from $142 and $209 on United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, respectively.

Alternative routes for Santa Barbara to San Francisco

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.
Flight duration
1h 08m
Average temperature for May in San Francisco
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Francisco
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Airports servicing San Francisco

Hourly flight availability from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Santa Barbara towards San Francisco.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 59% of SBA to SFO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 41% of SBA to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of SBA to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SBA to SFO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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