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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 July or February, 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)

SBA - SFO
Price
$298 - $372
SFO
Temperature
59 - 77 °F
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches
Popular in October High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest in July Best time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop
Average price $328 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from $298 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 44 days in advance, which can save you up to 20% on flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 44 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 $117. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $137.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco from Santa Barbara. Users have commonly found prices around $121 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $61. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in April.

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 9% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in September, October 2020

The best prices found for SBA to SFO flights for September, October
7 Oct - 10 Oct
$506pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
28 Oct - 3 Nov
$508pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
18 Sep - 22 Sep
$584pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara to San Francisco 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara found for this year
26 Dec - 2 Jan
$330pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
11 Dec - 12 Dec
$350pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
5 Dec - 7 Dec
$355pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara

Save time with Santa Barbara to San Francisco direct flight deals
17 Oct - 17 Oct
$1,719pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
24 Sep - 24 Sep
$3,482pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SBA
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
24 Sep - 25 Sep
$932pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
24 Sep - 24 Sep
$1,031pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
24 Sep - 24 Sep
$3,482pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara

One-way flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara

The cheapest one-way flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
3:44 am - 5:45 am
Linear Air Taxi
Nonstop
2h 01m
SBA - SFO
Linear Air Taxi
$2,428
Travelgenio
10:44 am - 12:45 pm
Linear Air Taxi
Nonstop
2h 01m
SBA - SFO
Linear Air Taxi
$2,431
Travelgenio
8:49 am - 6:03 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
21h 14m
SBA - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$357
United

Related info for your journey

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

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.

Can I find flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $305, but on average you can expect to pay $806.

Are there nonstop flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco for under $1,800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 2 direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco under $1,800. A good price for a nonstop flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is less than $2,600.

Are there last-minute flights available from Santa Barbara to San Francisco for under $1,000?

There are currently 3+ open flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

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

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, 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 similar to San Francisco. We can gather that this will continue over the next 3 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 2h 01m. Fly via Linear Air Taxi 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, Linear Air Taxi ($1,719), offers the cheapest pricing from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Linear Air Taxi. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $2,428.

Alternative routes for Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Flight duration
2h 01m
Average temperature for September in San Francisco
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in San Francisco
0.1 ″

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Airports servicing San Francisco

Hourly flight availability from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 46% of SBA to SFO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 27% of SBA to SFO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 27% 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
Sunday
7 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
10 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
10 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
9 daily flights
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