Cheap flights from New York to Santa Barbara (NYC - SBA)

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The best prices from New York to Santa Barbara are usually found in July or August, booked 28 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to SBA flight in 2022: compare New York to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
NYC - SBA
Price
$305 - $498
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Rainfall
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$305

From New York (NYC) to Santa Barbara

One-way from

$280

One-way flight from New York (NYC) 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 New York to Santa Barbara (NYC - SBA)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from New York to Santa Barbara is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 8% on airfare.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 33 days in advance to save up to 72% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 33 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from New York to Santa Barbara 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $375, or $533 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 34% on the overall cost on flights from New York to Santa Barbara.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to Santa Barbara?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Santa Barbara from New York. Users have commonly found prices around $307 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $107. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from New York to Santa Barbara in May, June 2022

The best prices found for NYC to SBA flights for May, June
5 Jun - 9 Jun
$516pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
25 May - 29 May
$528pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
20 May - 23 May
$535pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from New York found for this year
11 Oct - 19 Oct
$358pp
EWR
Newark
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
23 Aug - 7 Sep
$361pp
EWR
Newark
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
24 Aug - 7 Sep
$362pp
EWR
Newark
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from New York to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from New York, departing today and this week
25 May - 29 May
$528pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
28 May - 24 Jun
$549pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
25 May - 28 May
$550pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Santa Barbara
11:00 am - 6:40 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
10h 40m
LGA - SBA
United Airlines
$280
United
6:55 am - 1:08 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
33h 13m
EWR - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$296
Kiwi.com
10:55 am - 5:54 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
9h 59m
LGA - SBA
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From New York to Santa Barbara

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

For a flight from New York to Santa Barbara, you will be flying into Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara (SBA) is just 8.0 mi from the center of the city. Santa Barbara is the only Santa Barbara airport and it handles 0 inbound flights from New York per day. 4 airlines have flights to Santa Barbara from New York on a regular basis.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from New York to Santa Barbara have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from New York to Santa Barbara for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Santa Barbara for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $358, but on average you can expect to pay $402.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $600.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from New York to Santa Barbara round-trip from $358. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is United Airlines. These flights start at 7% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the most popular routes from New York to Santa Barbara?

While some choose either New York John F Kennedy Intl - Santa Barbara or New York LaGuardia - Santa Barbara, Newark - Santa Barbara is the most popular route from New York to Santa Barbara.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to Santa Barbara?

Looking for the cheapest flight from New York to Santa Barbara? While on average our users pay $758, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $234. The most popular route (Newark - Santa Barbara), is priced around $358.

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

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from New York 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 New York?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New York must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Santa Barbara.

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

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

Returning to New York from Santa Barbara

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to New York.

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

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Alternative routes for New York 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 New York to Santa Barbara.
Average temperature for May in Santa Barbara
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Santa Barbara
0.3 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Top 3 airlines flying from New York to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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
American Airlines
$170 $498 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$204 $359 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$220 $525 No cancel fee 69%
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