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

SBA — SFO
May 30 — Jun 61

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 Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

All the information you need to plan the best SBA to SFO flight in 2022: 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

Rainfall

0 - 4.4 inches

Popular inOctoberHigh demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop
Round-trip from$235From Santa Barbara to San Francisco
One-way from$158One-way flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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 19% 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.

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.

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 evening, which can drop the price by up to 25% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SBA to SFO flights for May, June
Jun 15 - Jun 22
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 15m
$178

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Jun 16 - Jun 17
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 12m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 11m
$188

United Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

Jun 15 - Jun 15
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 12m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

5h 00m
$197

United Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

Santa Barbara to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara found for this year
Aug 19 - Aug 21
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 12m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 16m
$148

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Aug 24 - Aug 28
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

3h 22m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 16m
$157

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Jun 15 - Jun 22
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 15m
$178

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Cheap United Airlines flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Sep 6 - Sep 12
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 11m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 10m
$148

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Jun 15 - Jun 22
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 15m
$178

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Jul 6 - Jul 11
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

3h 22m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 11m
$187

United Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

Cheap Alaska Airlines flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Jun 2 - Jun 6
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

5h 55m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

4h 20m
$271

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

Jun 2 - Jun 5
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

5h 55m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

7h 00m
$321

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

Non-stop flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara

Save time with Santa Barbara to San Francisco direct flight deals
Aug 19 - Aug 21
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 12m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 16m
$148

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Jun 15 - Jun 22
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 15m
$178

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Jun 16 - Jun 17
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 12m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 11m
$188

United Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

Last minute flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara, departing today and this week
Jun 2 - Jun 6
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 22m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 17m
$223

United Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

Jun 2 - Jun 5
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 15m
$228

United Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

Jun 2 - Jun 6
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

3h 49m
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 17m
$232

United Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

One-way flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara

The cheapest one-way flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Aug 25
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 19m
$74

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Aug 25
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

3h 20m
$83

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Jul 5
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 12m
$89

United Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

Related info for your journey

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

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 5 different airlines have flights from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) on a regular basis. There are 13 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 08m.

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 Alaska Airlines 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 $148, but on average you can expect to pay $210.

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

Cheapflights has at least 19 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 $305.

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 $148 on this airline. Users have found that United Airlines is 52% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

Alaska Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Contour 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 Air Canada (92%), United Airlines (92%) and Copa Airlines (92%).

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

The cheapest flight price from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is $79. On average you can expect to pay $267. The most popular route, (Santa Barbara - San Francisco), can usually be booked for $178.

Alternative routes for Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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

Top 2 airlines flying from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Santa Barbara to San Francisco choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
United AirlinesCheapest$117Average$253FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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ContourCheapest$198Average$314FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
24%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
28%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
48%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday12daily flights
Monday12daily flights
Tuesday15daily flights
Wednesday12daily flights
Thursday15daily flights
Friday12daily flights
Saturday15daily flights