Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco (SBA - SFO) from $69

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 7/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
SBA — SFO
Jun 17 — Jun 241

The best prices from Santa Barbara to San Francisco are usually found in September or October, booked 79 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

Cheap flight deals from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 12, 2024.

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January

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September

Round-trip from

$268

One-way from

$218
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From Santa Barbara to San Francisco
One-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 Wednesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 26% 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 71% by booking at least 49 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 $133.

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

April can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from Santa Barbara with a flight ticket averaging about $141. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $38. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of March.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from SBA to 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 at noon, which can drop the price by up to 19% versus a flight in the evening.

Cheap Santa Barbara to San Francisco flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Santa Barbara to San Francisco specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Prices were last updated on June 12, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Sat 7/206:24 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 13mUnited Airlines
Tue 7/2310:49 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$137
Thu 7/111:47 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 08mUnited Airlines
Sun 7/2110:35 pmSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 19mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$188
Thu 7/46:30 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 12mUnited Airlines
Thu 7/1110:49 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$197
Thu 7/41:47 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 08mUnited Airlines
Mon 7/88:45 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 17mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$198
Thu 7/41:12 pmSBA - SFO
1 stop6h 00mUnited Airlines
Thu 7/1110:49 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$207
Thu 7/41:12 pmSBA - SFO
1 stop7h 29mUnited Airlines
Mon 7/810:35 pmSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 19mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$208
Wed 7/31:47 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 08mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/610:35 pmSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 19mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$213
Thu 7/251:47 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 08mUnited Airlines
Sun 7/2810:49 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$233
Fri 7/196:30 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 12mUnited Airlines
Sun 7/2110:49 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$239

Santa Barbara to San Francisco 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Santa Barbara and San Francisco in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Sat 7/206:24 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 13mUnited Airlines
Tue 7/2310:49 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$137
Thu 7/111:47 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 08mUnited Airlines
Sun 7/2110:35 pmSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 19mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$188
Thu 7/46:30 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 12mUnited Airlines
Thu 7/1110:49 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$197
Thu 7/41:47 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 08mUnited Airlines
Mon 7/88:45 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 17mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$198
Thu 7/41:12 pmSBA - SFO
1 stop6h 00mUnited Airlines
Thu 7/1110:49 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$207
Thu 7/41:12 pmSBA - SFO
1 stop7h 29mUnited Airlines
Mon 7/810:35 pmSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 19mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$208
Wed 7/31:47 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 08mUnited Airlines
Sat 7/610:35 pmSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 19mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$213
Thu 7/251:47 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 08mUnited Airlines
Sun 7/2810:49 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$233
Fri 7/196:30 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 12mUnited Airlines
Sun 7/2110:49 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$239

Santa Barbara to San Francisco flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Santa Barbara to San Francisco for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
Consider one of these great deals we found on last-minute flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. It's wise to confirm all flight details are correct before booking.
Tue 6/181:47 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 12mUnited Airlines
Thu 6/2010:53 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$451
Mon 6/175:50 amSBA - SFO
1 stop6h 00mUnited Airlines
Wed 6/1910:35 pmSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 19mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$461
Mon 6/175:50 amSBA - SFO
1 stop3h 45mUnited Airlines
Wed 6/196:30 pmSFO - SBA
1 stop5h 01mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$470
Mon 6/176:00 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 12mUnited Airlines
Wed 6/1910:53 amSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$474
Mon 6/176:00 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 12mUnited Airlines
Wed 6/1910:35 pmSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 19mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$504
Mon 6/175:50 amSBA - SFO
1 stop6h 00mUnited Airlines
Wed 6/1910:35 pmSFO - SBA
Nonstop1h 19mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$514
Mon 6/175:50 amSBA - SFO
1 stop3h 45mUnited Airlines
Wed 6/192:23 pmSFO - SBA
1 stop6h 55mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/12$523
Tue 6/181:11 pmSBA - SFO
2 stops11h 40mUnited Airlines
Thu 6/206:30 pmSFO - SBA
1 stop4h 59mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$570
Fri 6/218:44 pmSBA - SFO
2 stops20h 16mUnited Airlines
Sun 6/236:30 pmSFO - SBA
1 stop5h 46mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$579

One-way flights to San Francisco from Santa Barbara

Search for one-way flight options from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
Users traveling one-way from Santa Barbara to San Francisco can select one of these great deals. For those needing a return trip from Santa Barbara, there is a search form available above.
Wed 7/36:30 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$69
Wed 7/1010:45 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 11mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$99
Wed 8/710:45 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 11mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$105
Thu 7/41:12 pmSBA - SFO
1 stop6h 00mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$108
Sun 7/216:30 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 12mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$130
Fri 7/510:45 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 11mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$135
Mon 7/221:47 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 08mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$141
Sun 12/86:00 amSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 11mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$145
Wed 7/36:24 pmSBA - SFO
Nonstop1h 13mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$154

Find flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 12, 2024.

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Santa BarbaraSan Francisco

SBA - SFO

SBASFO

Santa Barbara

Sat 7/20

Nonstop1h 13m

San Francisco

Tue 7/23

Nonstop1h 21m

$137

Santa BarbaraSan Francisco

SBA - SFO

SBASFO

Santa Barbara

Thu 7/11

Nonstop1h 08m

San Francisco

Sun 7/21

Nonstop1h 19m

$188

Santa BarbaraSan Francisco

SBA - SFO

SBASFO

Santa Barbara

Thu 7/4

Nonstop1h 12m

San Francisco

Mon 7/8

Nonstop1h 19m

$197

Santa BarbaraSan Francisco

SBA - SFO

SBASFO

Santa Barbara

Thu 7/4

Nonstop1h 08m

San Francisco

Mon 7/8

Nonstop1h 17m

$198

Santa BarbaraSan Francisco

SBA - SFO

SBASFO

Santa Barbara

Thu 7/4

1 stop6h 00m

San Francisco

Mon 7/8

Nonstop1h 21m

$207

Santa BarbaraSan Francisco

SBA - SFO

SBASFO

Santa Barbara

Thu 7/4

1 stop7h 29m

San Francisco

Mon 7/8

Nonstop1h 19m

$208

Santa BarbaraSan Francisco

SBA - SFO

SBASFO

Santa Barbara

Tue 9/10

1 stop9h 06m

San Francisco

Thu 9/26

1 stop11h 28m

$324

Santa BarbaraSan Francisco

SBA - SFO

SBASFO

Santa Barbara

Fri 9/27

2 stops14h 01m

San Francisco

Mon 9/30

1 stop20h 15m

$329

Santa BarbaraSan Francisco

SBA - SFO

SBASFO

Santa Barbara

Tue 7/2

2 stops15h 51m

San Francisco

Fri 7/5

1 stop17h 41m

$588

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. Price data was last updated on May 31, 2024.
Booking 79 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. Price data was last updated on June 9, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Santa Barbara to San Francisco flight should consider departing on Saturday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Monday evenings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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Temperature and rainfall in San Francisco by month

Plan your trip to San Francisco by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SFO

Temperature

51.8 - 62.6 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to San Francisco, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, September is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 62.6 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 51.8 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing San Francisco

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to San Francisco. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to San Francisco. Reviews last updated June 12, 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, see what other customers have to say about United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
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Very good
9,269 reviews

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.3

Entertainment

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

I would have liked flying out of the airport I chose not a different airport. My flight was moved to San Jose

8.1
Very good
9,269 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,269 reviews

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.3

Entertainment

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

I would have liked flying out of the airport I chose not a different airport. My flight was moved to San Jose

8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,269 reviews

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.3

Entertainment

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

I would have liked flying out of the airport I chose not a different airport. My flight was moved to San Jose

7.4
Good
10,000 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,269 reviews

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.3

Entertainment

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

I would have liked flying out of the airport I chose not a different airport. My flight was moved to San Jose

7.3
Good
10,000 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,269 reviews

Crew

8.6

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.3

Entertainment

7.3

Reviews

1 / 10

I would have liked flying out of the airport I chose not a different airport. My flight was moved to San Jose

Related info for your journey

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  • 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 1 airline has flights from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) on a regular basis. There are 11 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.

  • 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 $137, but on average you can expect to pay $243.

  • 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 $265.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Santa Barbara to San Francisco for under $500?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $500.

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

    Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Friday.

  • How popular is this Santa Barbara to San Francisco flight route?

  • How many flights depart from Santa Barbara to San Francisco on average per day?

    Per day, 5 flights depart from Santa Barbara to San Francisco on average.
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

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

    A quick flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco can take about 1h 13m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $137. The distance from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is about 263 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying 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 $137 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Alaska Airlines, starting at $324. Users have found that United Airlines is 57% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

    The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco are United Airlines ($69), Alaska Airlines ($162), and American Airlines ($218).

  • 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 Emirates (100%), United Airlines (59%) and Air Canada (55%).

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

    The cheapest flight price from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is $98. On average you can expect to pay $798. The most popular route, (Santa Barbara - San Francisco), can usually be booked for $197.

  • What does SBA to SFO mean?

    SBA stands for Santa Barbara Airport, while SFO stands for San Francisco Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Santa Barbara to San Francisco flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Santa Barbara to San Francisco flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Santa Barbara to San Francisco flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Santa Barbara to San Francisco by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Santa Barbara to San Francisco offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Santa Barbara to San Francisco flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Santa Barbara to San Francisco flight deals updated?

    The Santa Barbara to San Francisco flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/12.

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

    Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco (average of $268). Flying from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in June is currently the most expensive (average of $384). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top airline flying from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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United AirlinesCheapest$164Average$309FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%

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Hourly flight availability from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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Weekly flight availability from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Explore weekly flight availability from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated June 12, 2024.
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