Cheap flights from Houston to Santa Barbara (HOU - SBA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Houston (HOU) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best HOU to SBA flight in 2021: compare Houston to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
HO1 - SBA
Price
$178 - $428
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Precipitation
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 41% potential price drop

Average price

$388

Average for round-trip flights in December 2021

Round-trip from

$178

From Houston 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 month to fly from Houston to Santa Barbara?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Santa Barbara from Houston average $162. You can even find prices in August for less than $162, as users have found deals to Santa Barbara from as low as $48. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Santa Barbara from Houston. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 68%.

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

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 47% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Houston to Santa Barbara, book at least 25 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 31% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $161 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $210.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston to Santa Barbara (HO1 - SBA)?

When flying from Houston 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 45% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Houston to Santa Barbara in December, January 2022

The best prices found for HOU to SBA flights for December, January
15 Dec - 17 Dec
$292pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
15 Dec - 17 Dec
$292pp
HOU
Houston Hobby
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
HOU
Houston Hobby
16 Dec - 28 Dec
$306pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Houston to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Houston found for this year
15 Dec - 17 Dec
$292pp
HOU
Houston Hobby
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
HOU
Houston Hobby
15 Dec - 17 Dec
$292pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
16 Dec - 28 Dec
$306pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Last minute flights from Houston to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from Houston, departing today and this week
7 Dec - 7 Jan
$363pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
7 Dec - 7 Jan
$381pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
9 Dec - 16 Dec
$393pp
HOU
Houston Hobby
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
HOU
Houston Hobby

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to Santa Barbara
1:22 pm - 6:37 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
7h 15m
IAH - SBA
United Airlines
$369
United
3:15 am - 5:55 am
American Airlines
3 Stops
28h 40m
IAH - SBA
American Airlines
5:35 am - 9:16 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
29h 41m
IAH - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$1,067
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Flight FAQs

From Houston to Santa Barbara

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

Santa Barbara (SBA) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Houston to Santa Barbara. You should not have trouble finding flights to Santa Barbara from Houston; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Houston per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 3 airlines have flights to the Santa Barbara airport from Houston. It is only a 8.0 mi journey from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Santa Barbara’s city center.

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

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to Santa Barbara for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $273, but on average you can expect to pay $337.

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

There are currently 11+ open flights from Houston to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $400.

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

Currently priced at $273, United Airlines will fly you from Houston to Santa Barbara and back. In addition to United Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on American Airlines for as low as $275. United Airlines is currently priced 9% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Houston to Santa Barbara?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $84. While the most popular route (Houston Hobby - Santa Barbara) can be booked for $293 on average our data indicates $168 when flying from Houston to Santa Barbara.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to Houston 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 Houston.

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

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Alternative routes for Houston to Santa Barbara

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Destination information for Santa Barbara

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Houston to Santa Barbara.
Average temperature for December in Santa Barbara
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Santa Barbara
1.1 ″

Airports servicing Houston

George Bush Intcntl (IAH)

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

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