Cheap flights from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara (MSP - SBA)

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The best prices from Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara are usually found in July or August, booked 29 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Thursday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Minneapolis (MSP) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best MSP to SBA flight in 2021: compare Minneapolis to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
MSP - SBA
Price
$202 - $420
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Precipitation
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

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

Average price

$394

Average for round-trip flights in December 2021

Round-trip from

$202

From Minneapolis St Paul 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 Minneapolis to Santa Barbara (MSP - SBA)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 18% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Santa Barbara from Minneapolis average $190. You can even find prices in August for less than $190, as users have found deals to Santa Barbara from as low as $62. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Santa Barbara from Minneapolis. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 51%.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 17% by booking at least 18 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $185.

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

Sunday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara. 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.

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

The best prices found for MSP to SBA flights for December, January
15 Jan - 22 Jan
$288pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
14 Jan - 22 Jan
$291pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
15 Jan - 22 Jan
$292pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Minneapolis found for this year
17 Dec - 25 Dec
$464pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
17 Dec - 25 Dec
$468pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
30 Dec - 5 Jan
$540pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Last minute flights from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from Minneapolis, departing today and this week
13 Dec - 20 Dec
$600pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
13 Dec - 20 Dec
$603pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
13 Dec - 20 Dec
$640pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Minneapolis

The cheapest one-way flights from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara
3:20 pm - 10:22 am
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
21h 02m
MSP - SBA
Alaska Airlines
4:30 pm - 1:54 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
47h 24m
MSP - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$612
Kiwi.com
1:05 pm - 5:55 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
18h 50m
MSP - SBA
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Minneapolis to Santa Barbara

Which airlines flying from Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, Sun Country Air, and American Airlines flying from Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $266, but on average you can expect to pay $302.

Are there last-minute flights available from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara for under $600?

There are currently 3+ open flights from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $600.

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

American Airlines, at $283, was found to be the cheapest airline from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be United Airlines. American Airlines is 15% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with American Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $156. Alaska Airlines flights start at $218 while deals on United Airlines start at $224 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara?

On average you can expect to pay $255 for a flight from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara. The cheapest flight overall is $95 while the most popular route, (Minneapolis St Paul - Santa Barbara) is currently priced at $278.

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

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Minneapolis St Paul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Santa Barbara.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Minneapolis St Paul are not required to quarantine after entering Santa Barbara.

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

Returning to Minneapolis St Paul from Santa Barbara

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Minneapolis St Paul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara are not required to quarantine after entering Minneapolis St Paul.

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Alternative routes for Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis to Santa Barbara.
Average temperature for December in Santa Barbara
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Santa Barbara
1.1 ″

Airports servicing Minneapolis

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Top 6 airlines flying from Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Minneapolis 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
$94 $220 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$108 $201 No cancel fee 83%
Delta
$159 $453 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$169 $392 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$177 $350 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$222 $380 No cancel fee 75%
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