Cheap flights from Detroit to Santa Barbara (DTT - SBA)

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The best prices from Detroit All airports to Santa Barbara are usually found in October or September, booked 49 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Detroit (DTT) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best DTT to SBA flight in 2022: compare Detroit to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
DTT - SBA
Price
$332 - $972
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Rainfall
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 37% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 46% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$332

From Detroit (DTT) to Santa Barbara

One-way from

$302

One-way flight from Detroit (DTT) to Santa Barbara

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Detroit to Santa Barbara (DTT - SBA)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Detroit to Santa Barbara in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 28% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Detroit to Santa Barbara?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 79% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

To save up to 47% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 35 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Detroit to Santa Barbara from $365 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $474 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

January can be a great time to fly to Santa Barbara from Detroit with a flight ticket averaging about $322. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of January for as cheap as $132. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

Cheap flights from Detroit to Santa Barbara in August, September 2022

The best prices found for DTT to SBA flights for August, September
27 Aug - 3 Sep
$294pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 Aug - 3 Sep
$316pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
9 Sep - 13 Sep
$351pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Detroit All airports to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Detroit found for this year
5 Dec - 7 Dec
$224pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 Aug - 3 Sep
$294pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 Aug - 3 Sep
$316pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Cheap American Airlines flights from Detroit to Santa Barbara

21 Oct - 27 Oct
$499pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
12 Jan - 19 Jan
$533pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
7 Oct - 13 Oct
$558pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Cheap United Airlines flights from Detroit to Santa Barbara

5 Dec - 7 Dec
$224pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 Aug - 3 Sep
$294pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 Aug - 3 Sep
$316pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Last minute flights from Detroit to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from Detroit, departing today and this week
16 Aug - 20 Aug
$644pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
16 Aug - 20 Aug
$647pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
16 Aug - 20 Aug
$651pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Detroit

The cheapest one-way flights from Detroit to Santa Barbara
3:15 am - 9:05 am
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
8h 50m
DTW - SBA
Alaska Airlines
4:58 am - 9:07 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
7h 09m
DTW - SBA
United Airlines
$371
United
1:10 am - 12:25 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
38h 15m
DTW - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$526
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Flight FAQs

From Detroit to Santa Barbara

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta flying from Detroit to Santa Barbara have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Detroit to Santa Barbara for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $224, but on average you can expect to pay $406.

Are there last-minute flights available from Detroit to Santa Barbara for under $700?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Detroit to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $700.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Detroit to Santa Barbara is United Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $224 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, starting at $499 and $554 round-trip. United Airlines is priced at 63% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is United Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $125. However, be on the lookout for offers from American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Detroit to Santa Barbara for a low price.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Detroit to Santa Barbara are American Airlines, Delta and Frontier. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Detroit to Santa Barbara?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Detroit to Santa Barbara? While on average our users pay $715, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $399. The most popular route (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Santa Barbara), is priced around $339.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Santa Barbara from Detroit?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Detroit are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Santa Barbara.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Detroit from Santa Barbara?

Returning to Detroit from Santa Barbara

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Detroit.

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

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Alternative routes for Detroit to Santa Barbara

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Top 3 airlines flying from Detroit All airports to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Detroit 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
Delta
$178 $442 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$322 $581 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$390 $724 No cancel fee 69%