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
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 4.4 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

Round-trip from

$235

From Santa Barbara to San Francisco

One-way from

$135

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

When flying from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 4% versus a flight in the morning.

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

July can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from Santa Barbara with a flight ticket averaging about $134. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $96. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of March.

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

Departing on a Friday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 47% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 118% by booking at least 30 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 San Francisco within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $176.

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

The best prices found for SBA to SFO flights for October, November
10 Nov - 13 Nov
$117pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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2 Nov - 2 Nov
$130pp
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United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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Santa Barbara
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$136pp
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United Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara found for this year
10 Nov - 13 Nov
$117pp
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Santa Barbara
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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Santa Barbara
23 Dec - 29 Dec
$127pp
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United Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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Santa Barbara
2 Nov - 2 Nov
$130pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara

Save time with Santa Barbara to San Francisco direct flight deals
10 Nov - 13 Nov
$117pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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Santa Barbara
23 Dec - 29 Dec
$127pp
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Santa Barbara
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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Santa Barbara
15 Nov - 22 Nov
$137pp
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United Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Francisco
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United Airlines
Non-Stop
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Santa Barbara

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
26 Oct - 27 Oct
$235pp
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Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
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26 Oct - 27 Oct
$246pp
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United Airlines
 
1 STOP
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United Airlines
Non-Stop
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25 Oct - 27 Oct
$255pp
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Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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SFO
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United Airlines
 
1 STOP
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One-way flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara

The cheapest one-way flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
2:10 pm - 2:41 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
36h 31m
SBA - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$135
Kiwi.com
6:29 am - 2:31 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
20h 02m
SBA - SFO
United Airlines
$174
United
1:20 pm - 5:00 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
3h 40m
SBA - SFO
Alaska Airlines
$175
Alaska Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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 7 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.

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.

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 $117, but on average you can expect to pay $160.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is less than $223.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is United Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $117 on this airline. Users have found that United Airlines is 62% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

Major Airline, Contour and Linear Air Taxi are the most popular airlines when flying from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.

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

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Santa Barbara to San Francisco are United Airlines (82%), SkyWest Airlines (79%) and Air Canada (77%).

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

The cheapest flight price from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is $149. On average you can expect to pay $360. The most popular route, (Santa Barbara - San Francisco), can usually be booked for $117.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

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 Francisco.

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

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

Returning to Santa Barbara from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco 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 Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Santa Barbara.

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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 from SBA to SFO
1h 15m
Average temperature for October in San Francisco
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in San Francisco
1.2 ″

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.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 44% of SBA to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 33% of SBA to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 23% of SBA to SFO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SBA to SFO departures
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Noon
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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
8 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
8 daily flights
Wednesday
7 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
7 daily flights
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