Cheap flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara (DFW - SBA)

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The best prices from Dallas to Santa Barbara are usually found in August or May, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Dallas (DFW) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best DFW to SBA flight in 2021: compare Dallas to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
A78 - SBA
Price
$221 - $439
SBA
Temperature
64.4 - 73.4 °F
SBA
Rainfall
0 - 2.7 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 40% potential price drop

Average price

$309

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$221

From Dallas to Santa Barbara

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 Dallas to Santa Barbara?

Flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara are found to be more expensive on Sunday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Santa Barbara.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Dallas to Santa Barbara?

To save on the cost of your flight from Dallas to Santa Barbara, book at least 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 20% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $75 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $95.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Dallas to Santa Barbara?

Flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Dallas to Santa Barbara in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $43.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Dallas to Santa Barbara (A78 - SBA)?

When flying from Dallas to Santa Barbara, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 13% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara in May, June 2021

The best prices found for DFW to SBA flights for May, June
11 Jun - 15 Jun
$315pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
6 Jun - 13 Jun
$316pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
11 Jun - 15 Jun
$319pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

Dallas to Santa Barbara 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Dallas found for this year
21 Aug - 25 Aug
$281pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
20 Aug - 24 Aug
$286pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
20 Aug - 24 Aug
$291pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

Non-stop flights to Santa Barbara from Dallas

Save time with Dallas to Santa Barbara direct flight deals
21 Aug - 25 Aug
$281pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
20 Aug - 24 Aug
$294pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
11 Aug - 13 Aug
$297pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

Last minute flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from Dallas, departing today and this week
25 May - 1 Jun
$395pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
25 May - 1 Jun
$404pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
25 May - 1 Jun
$412pp
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Dallas

The cheapest one-way flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara
2:00 am - 7:21 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
19h 21m
DFW - SBA
United Airlines
$227
United
3:00 am - 5:58 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
4h 58m
DFW - SBA
American Airlines
5:05 pm - 1:35 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
46h 30m
DFW - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$242
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Flight FAQs

From Dallas to Santa Barbara

Are flight prices decreasing from Dallas to Santa Barbara 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 Dallas and Santa Barbara 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.

Which airlines flying from Dallas to Santa Barbara have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Santa Barbara (SBA), located 8.0 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara. 4 airlines have flights to Santa Barbara from Dallas on a regular basis. Booking flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Dallas per day.

Can I find flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $281, but on average you can expect to pay $314.

Are there nonstop flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Dallas to Santa Barbara is less than $404.

Are there last-minute flights available from Dallas to Santa Barbara for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Dallas to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are nonstop flights available from Dallas to Santa Barbara?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Tuesday, Thursday.

Is Dallas weather warmer or cooler than Santa Barbara?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 97 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Santa Barbara is generally colder than in Dallas. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Dallas to Santa Barbara?

Departing from Dallas to Santa Barbara will take you 3h 18m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Dallas to Santa Barbara round-trip?

Flying on American Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Santa Barbara, with prices starting at $281. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $321 and $327, respectively. These flights start at 24% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $141 on American Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $163 and Alaska Airlines from $217 one-way.

Alternative routes for Dallas to Santa Barbara

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

Destination information for Santa Barbara

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Dallas to Santa Barbara.
Flight duration
3h 20m
Average temperature for May in Santa Barbara
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Santa Barbara
0.3 ″

Airports servicing Dallas

Dallas Love Field (DAL)
Dallas Addison (ADS)

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Top 3 airlines flying from Dallas to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Dallas to Santa Barbara choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$123 $214 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$59 $259 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$218 $475 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Dallas to Santa Barbara

See what time of day planes typically take off from Dallas towards Santa Barbara.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 60% of DFW to SBA departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 39% of DFW to SBA departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of DFW to SBA departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of DFW to SBA departures
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6 AM
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6 PM
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