Cheap flights to Santa Barbara, CA from $138

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NYC — SBA
Jun 25 — Jul 21

Flights to Santa Barbara in 2024

Find the latest flights to Santa Barbara in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,256,981 searches and data was last updated on June 20, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

September

Average price

$435

Round-trip from

$234

One-way from

$138
High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in June 2024
From New York to Los Angeles
One-way flight from New York to Santa Barbara (SBA)

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara in June & July 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Santa Barbara in June and July 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,256,981 searches and data was last updated on June 20, 2024.
The deals listed below are some of the cheapest flights available to Santa Barbara in June and July 2024. Prices refresh often so be sure to come back soon for more deals.
Wed 7/315:32 amEWR - SBA
1 stop8h 55mAmerican Airlines
Tue 8/61:18 pmSBA - EWR
1 stop6h 56mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$354
Wed 7/315:32 amEWR - SBA
1 stop8h 55mAmerican Airlines
Tue 8/64:46 pmSBA - EWR
2 stops14h 20mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$359
Fri 7/261:59 pmLGA - SBA
1 stop10h 01mDelta
Mon 7/297:35 amSBA - LGA
1 stop10h 50mDelta
Deal found 6/19$367
Fri 7/262:30 pmEWR - SBA
2 stops12h 13mDelta
Mon 7/297:35 amSBA - EWR
1 stop7h 58mDelta
Deal found 6/19$375
Fri 7/57:30 amLGA - SBA
2 stops10h 49mAmerican Airlines
Sun 7/711:59 pmSBA - LGA
1 stop7h 32mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$386
Fri 7/52:21 pmLGA - SBA
2 stops11h 01mAmerican Airlines
Sun 7/79:40 pmSBA - LGA
2 stops9h 19mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$391
Thu 7/2512:59 pmLGA - SBA
1 stop11h 01mDelta
Mon 7/297:35 amSBA - LGA
1 stop10h 50mDelta
Deal found 6/19$397
Thu 7/259:59 amEWR - SBA
2 stops14h 01mDelta
Mon 7/297:35 amSBA - EWR
1 stop7h 58mDelta
Deal found 6/20$402
Wed 7/106:59 pmEWR - SBA
1 stop7h 44mDelta
Fri 7/127:35 amSBA - EWR
1 stop10h 24mDelta
Deal found 6/20$409

Santa Barbara 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Santa Barbara in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,256,981 searches and data were last updated on June 20, 2024.
Browse some of the best deals on flights to Santa Barbara in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Wed 10/26:30 amEWR - SBA
1 stop8h 38mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/86:45 pmSBA - EWR
1 stop9h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/18$276
Wed 10/211:30 amEWR - SBA
2 stops15h 26mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/86:45 pmSBA - EWR
1 stop8h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/18$281
Wed 10/212:29 pmEWR - SBA
2 stops14h 27mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/82:05 pmSBA - EWR
2 stops12h 38mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/18$286
Mon 9/304:10 pmEWR - SBA
1 stop8h 01mDelta
Wed 10/97:25 amSBA - EWR
1 stop10h 21mDelta
Deal found 6/18$297
Thu 9/122:30 pmEWR - SBA
2 stops12h 18mDelta
Wed 9/187:25 amSBA - EWR
1 stop8h 00mDelta
Deal found 6/19$302
Sat 8/317:15 amEWR - SBA
1 stop8h 18mAmerican Airlines
Mon 9/26:49 pmSBA - EWR
1 stop8h 11mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/20$316
Wed 10/26:45 amJFK - SBA
1 stop7h 55mAmerican Airlines
Tue 10/86:20 amSBA - JFK
1 stop7h 53mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/18$316
Tue 10/13:00 pmLGA - SBA
1 stop9h 11mDelta
Sat 10/57:25 amSBA - LGA
1 stop10h 24mDelta
Deal found 6/18$316
Mon 9/304:00 pmLGA - SBA
1 stop8h 11mDelta
Tue 10/87:25 amSBA - LGA
1 stop8h 22mDelta
Deal found 6/18$317

Flights to Santa Barbara departing soon

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Fri 6/284:14 pmEWR - SBA
1 stop8h 05mDelta
Fri 7/57:35 amSBA - EWR
1 stop7h 56mDelta
Deal found 6/18$432
Sat 6/291:15 pmEWR - SBA
1 stop11h 04mDelta
Fri 7/57:35 amSBA - EWR
1 stop10h 23mDelta
Deal found 6/18$465
Sat 6/294:14 pmEWR - SBA
1 stop8h 05mDelta
Fri 7/57:35 amSBA - EWR
2 stops12h 26mDelta
Deal found 6/18$470
Sat 6/292:30 pmEWR - SBA
2 stops9h 49mDelta
Fri 7/57:35 amSBA - EWR
2 stops12h 26mDelta
Deal found 6/18$475
Fri 6/282:59 pmJFK - SBA
1 stop9h 20mDelta
Fri 7/57:35 amSBA - JFK
1 stop11h 05mDelta
Deal found 6/18$509
Fri 6/283:00 pmLGA - SBA
1 stop9h 19mDelta
Fri 7/57:35 amSBA - LGA
1 stop10h 52mDelta
Deal found 6/18$509
Sat 6/292:59 pmJFK - SBA
1 stop9h 20mDelta
Fri 7/56:00 amSBA - JFK
2 stops11h 22mDelta
Deal found 6/18$514
Sat 6/291:58 pmLGA - SBA
1 stop10h 11mAmerican Airlines
Fri 7/55:10 amSBA - LGA
2 stops10h 15mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/18$514
Fri 6/285:27 pmEWR - SBA
1 stop8h 17mAmerican Airlines
Mon 7/86:38 pmSBA - EWR
1 stop8h 07mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/18$532

One-way flights to Santa Barbara

Explore one-way flight options to Santa Barbara for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,256,981 searches and data was last updated on June 20, 2024.
These are some of the best available deals on flights to Santa Barbara. Users seeking round-trip flights to Santa Barbara should update the search form at the top of the page accordingly.
Wed 8/2110:56 amEWR - SBA
1 stop10h 20mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$138
Wed 8/218:00 amEWR - SBA
2 stops11h 16mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$143
Thu 7/412:59 pmJFK - SBA
1 stop8h 09mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$158
Sat 8/317:35 amLGA - SBA
1 stop9h 21mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$158
Thu 9/266:30 pmEWR - SBA
1 stop8h 27mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/19$159
Thu 7/48:15 amJFK - SBA
2 stops12h 53mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$163
Tue 8/63:00 pmLGA - SBA
2 stops11h 43mDelta
Deal found 6/19$163
Thu 9/262:30 pmEWR - SBA
2 stops12h 18mDelta
Deal found 6/19$164
Thu 9/269:29 amJFK - SBA
2 stops12h 51mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/19$164

Find flights to Santa Barbara within your budget

Locate flights to Santa Barbara that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,256,981 searches and data was last updated on June 20, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

$276 - $459

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Depart

Return

Price

NewarkSanta Barbara

EWR - SBA

EWRSBA

Newark

Wed 10/2

1 stop8h 38m

Santa Barbara

Tue 10/8

1 stop9h 15m

$276

NewarkSanta Barbara

EWR - SBA

EWRSBA

Newark

Wed 10/2

2 stops15h 26m

Santa Barbara

Tue 10/8

1 stop8h 21m

$281

NewarkSanta Barbara

EWR - SBA

EWRSBA

Newark

Wed 10/2

2 stops14h 27m

Santa Barbara

Tue 10/8

2 stops12h 38m

$286

NewarkSanta Barbara

EWR - SBA

EWRSBA

Newark

Mon 9/30

1 stop8h 01m

Santa Barbara

Wed 10/9

1 stop10h 21m

$297

NewarkSanta Barbara

EWR - SBA

EWRSBA

Newark

Thu 9/12

2 stops12h 18m

Santa Barbara

Wed 9/18

1 stop8h 00m

$302

NewarkSanta Barbara

EWR - SBA

EWRSBA

Newark

Sat 8/31

1 stop8h 18m

Santa Barbara

Mon 9/2

1 stop8h 11m

$316

New York John F Kennedy IntlSanta Barbara

JFK - SBA

JFKSBA

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Wed 10/2

1 stop7h 55m

Santa Barbara

Tue 10/8

1 stop7h 53m

$316

NewarkSanta Barbara

EWR - SBA

EWRSBA

Newark

Sat 8/31

1 stop8h 18m

Santa Barbara

Mon 9/2

2 stops13h 11m

$321

NewarkSanta Barbara

EWR - SBA

EWRSBA

Newark

Fri 10/11

1 stop21h 05m

Santa Barbara

Mon 10/14

1 stop9h 13m

$459

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 6/18

Best time to book a flight to Santa Barbara

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Temperature and rainfall in Santa Barbara by month

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

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Temperature

57.2 - 73.4 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Santa Barbara, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July 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).

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight to Santa Barbara. Price data was last updated on June 14, 2024.
The best time to book flights to Santa Barbara is 30 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.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Santa Barbara?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip to Santa Barbara. Price data was last updated on June 16, 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Santa Barbara should consider flying on Wednesday at noon, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travelers will want to avoid Sunday afternoons, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Santa Barbara

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Santa Barbara. 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 Santa Barbara. Reviews last updated June 20, 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Delta, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines to Santa Barbara have to say. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
9,296 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew and airport staff were excellent. They accommodated my needs and were super professional and kind.

8.1
Very good
9,296 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,296 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew and airport staff were excellent. They accommodated my needs and were super professional and kind.

8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,296 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew and airport staff were excellent. They accommodated my needs and were super professional and kind.

7.4
Good
3,483 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,296 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew and airport staff were excellent. They accommodated my needs and were super professional and kind.

7.4
Good
10,000 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,296 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew and airport staff were excellent. They accommodated my needs and were super professional and kind.

7.3
Good
10,000 reviews
8.1
Very good
9,296 reviews

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

8.6

Food

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew and airport staff were excellent. They accommodated my needs and were super professional and kind.

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.

Santa Barbara, CA 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. 

Best Time to Fly to Santa Barbara, CA

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.

Getting around Santa Barbara, CA

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.      

Santa Barbara, CA 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.

  • What does SBA mean?

    Santa Barbara Airport is SBA. This code is created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use IATA codes to identify the departing or arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

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

    Most people fly into Santa Barbara (SBA) if they book a flight to Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara is conveniently located just 8.0 mi from Santa Barbara’s city center.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Santa Barbara if I am willing to have layovers?

    Yes, flights with layovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Santa Barbara on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Santa Barbara?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, United Airlines is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Santa Barbara.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Santa Barbara?

    Santa Barbara is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Santa Barbara. One-way flights to Santa Barbara typically cost $98, while round-trip flights cost around $137.

  • How much is a round-trip flight to Santa Barbara?

    A round-trip flight to Santa Barbara will typically cost around $284, however they can be found for as little as $137.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Santa Barbara depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Santa Barbara, Los Angeles offers the quickest one-way flight (0 hours 56 minutes).

  • Which airport is closest to Channel Islands National Park?

    If being close to Channel Islands National Park is important to you, you’ll want to land at Los Angeles Airport.

  • Does Santa Barbara have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Santa Barbara can take advantage of the rental car services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Santa Barbara?

    Yes. Santa Barbara has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta is the closest property to Santa Barbara (0.0 mi away from Santa Barbara).

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