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Flights to Santa Barbara in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$88Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip from$53From Las Vegas McCarran to Santa Barbara

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SBA flights for October, November
19 Nov - 4 Dec
$155pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$180pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
17 Nov - 20 Nov
$185pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran

Santa Barbara 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara found for this year
19 Nov - 4 Dec
$155pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
3 Dec - 5 Dec
$175pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
3 Dec - 5 Dec
$179pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran

Last minute flights to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara, departing today and this week
28 Oct - 1 Nov
$225pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
28 Oct - 1 Nov
$229pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
28 Oct - 1 Nov
$414pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Santa Barbara from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Santa Barbara within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Santa Barbara.

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

Can I fly back to USA from Santa Barbara?

Returning to USA from Santa Barbara

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 USA.

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

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Cheapest Prices for Santa Barbara flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Santa Barbara found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$319
February
$317
March
$352
April
$350
May
$338
June
$344
July
$368
August
$298
September
$299
October
$297
November
$302
December
$338
Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Santa Barbara. Flying to Santa Barbara in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Santa Barbara Airport?

Average Los Angeles flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - LAX
Price
$197 - $387
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Precipitation
0 - 4.84 inches
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, April is seen as the time to fly to Santa Barbara, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. August tends to be the warmest period in Santa Barbara so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. February is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Santa Barbara?

The best time to book flights to Santa Barbara is 17 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Santa Barbara?

Saturday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Santa Barbara. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Santa Barbara?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Santa Barbara trip. A flight at noon will more often than not be of higher cost.

One thing is for sure, you’ll have no problem relaxing in Santa Barbara. The pretty red roofs, white stucco houses And Mediterranean style homes with Spanish influence make travelers on flights to Santa Barbara feel like they stepped into a European paradise. Alas, settled neatly along the Pacific Ocean, this California hot-spot is merely a seaside haven heavily influenced by its historical forefathers. 

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara doesn’t lack in scenery. Between the yachting enthusiasts, retirees, and lively college students from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), you can’t help but feel comfortable among all the different lifestyles that converge under one sun. Cultural institutions, Spanish and Native American influenced architecture, and a vast array of shopping and nightlife are sure to please even the weariest of travelers. 

And of course, no matter when you book your flight to Santa Barbara, you’ll be completely enamored with its central coast location and jaw-dropping views. So kick back, grab a cocktail, and enjoy the blissful weather, friendly environment, and palm-tree filled scenery that graces Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara climate

Sunny days and mild evenings are the norm here, so booking a Santa Barbara flight is easy any time of the year. Its unique location allows it to sneak passed inclement weather almost all year round. With mountains to the east, and surrounding coastlines running east and west, Santa Barbara typically sits pretty at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, raising slightly in the summer, and dipping slightly in the winter. Its coastal climate allows for undying sunlight and soft breezes that create the perfect beachside getaway. 

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Best Time to Fly to Santa Barbara

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, there’s really better time to book flights to Santa Barbara than the present.

Peak Season:

If you plan on spending most of your time on the beach, then book your Santa Barbara flight in the summer time (June to August), when temperatures reach in the high 70s, and there’s little rainfall. 

Off-peak Season:

Since there is no real off-season here, it’s easy to find cheap flights to Santa Barbara any time of the year.

 

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Getting around Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara doesn’t have much of a public transportation system, so you’ll want to rent a car or ride your bike to get around. Alternatively, board a waterfront shuttle along State Street. You can head out to Stearns Wharf, or take another route from Santa Barbara Zoo to the Harbor Way. The buses are mostly used by commuters, but they run all over the city and to surrounding towns for a reasonable price.      

 

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Santa Barbara Travel Information

Botanic Garden: If you’re booking flights to Santa Barbara and are aching to spend some quality time traipsing in the natural world, look no further than the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Set on a glorious 65-acre garden, the entire area is full of native flora and fauna for strollers to see. Five trails of cacti, redwoods, and wildflowers are arranged for different experiences, depending on your physical abilities. Easy flat walks are supplemented by narrower, hilly trails. If you’re spending the entire afternoon, make sure to take a tour of Lotusland, where explanations of each species and arrangement are given. Canine friends are welcome, as long as they are well behaved and on leashes. 

Zoo: If the kids are restless after the long flight to Santa Barbara, then the zoo is the perfect place to unleash some energy. From preying cats to lively monkeys and slow-moving elephants to and graceful giraffes, animals of all sorts will captivate travelers of any age. It’s the penguins, however, that seem to steal the show as they flap around their territories. The squeamish should probably avoid the interactive insect room (with bugs like cockroaches and African millipedes). Intertwined with beautiful gardens, the zoo can also be a nice place for a peaceful walk in the daytime. 

Stearn’s Wharf: Just right for any time of day, Stearn’s Wharf can be serene in the morning, bustling in the afternoon, and thrilling in the evening. Jutting out of the southern part of the city, the coastal hot spot was built in 1872 by John Peck Stearn and is known today to be the oldest continuously operating wharf on the West Coast. Partially destroyed by fires in 1998, it has been fully restored and perfected for visitors. If you book a flight to Santa Barbara craving a little ocean side fun, then Stearn’s Wharf is the quintessential place to walk around for hours, and watch the lights come on at dusk. 

Beaches: Whether you’re planning your Santa Barbara travel alone, with friends, or with the whole family, everyone can agree on spending a day at the beach. For fun in the sun, Carpinteria State Beach is a great place to sunbathe, fly a kite, or go swimming. Known for its shallow, calm waters that run for hundreds of feet, Carpinteria has always been deemed one of the safest beaches for children and families to visit. Stroll the mile-long shoreline and back in the sun’s rays to truly enjoy the outdoors.

 

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Santa Barbara?

Booking a flight to Santa Barbara (SBA) is your only option if you intend on flying to Santa Barbara. It is only a 8.0 mi journey from Santa Barbara to Santa Barbara’s city center.

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