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 Thursday and return on a Tuesday

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 2021: 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
64.4 - 73.4 °F
SBA
Precipitation
0 - 2.7 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 to Santa Barbara

One-way from

$180

One-way flight from New York 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 New York to Santa Barbara?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 15% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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 17 days in advance to save up to 20% 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 17 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 $75, or $95 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Santa Barbara. Flights to Santa Barbara from New York in April are about $86 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $43.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Santa Barbara (NYC - SBA)?

It’s typically best to fly out from New York to Santa Barbara in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 55% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from New York to Santa Barbara in July, August 2021

The best prices found for NYC to SBA flights for July, August
27 Aug - 28 Sep
$309pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
27 Aug - 28 Sep
$313pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
27 Aug - 28 Sep
$333pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to Santa Barbara 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from New York found for this year
2 Nov - 6 Nov
$272pp
EWR
Newark
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
2 Nov - 6 Nov
$284pp
EWR
Newark
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Major Airline
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
18 Sep - 29 Sep
$295pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

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
6 Aug - 20 Aug
$425pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
4 Aug - 20 Aug
$445pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7 Aug - 20 Aug
$451pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American 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
4:29 pm - 9:50 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
44h 21m
LGA - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$180
Kiwi.com
4:45 am - 4:23 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
14h 38m
EWR - SBA
United Airlines
$182
United
3:55 am - 4:25 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
15h 30m
JFK - SBA
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From New York to Santa Barbara

Are flight prices decreasing from New York 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 New York 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 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.

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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Santa Barbara for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Major Airline for just $272, but on average you can expect to pay $298.

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

There are no nonstop flights from New York to Santa Barbara, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Santa Barbara for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $500.

What days are nonstop flights available from New York to Santa Barbara?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Is New York weather warmer or cooler than Santa Barbara?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 86 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Santa Barbara is generally colder than in New York. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from New York to Santa Barbara?

There are many flights that can get you from New York to Santa Barbara in 7h 28m. Fly via United Airlines, Major Airline, or American Airlines to get the fastest option. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Currently priced at $272, Major Airline will fly you from New York to Santa Barbara and back. In addition to Major Airline, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from American Airlines and United Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $295 and $299, respectively. These flights start at 29% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $148 on American Airlines. Another option is United Airlines, who have fights from $150.

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 72 hours 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 72 hours 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

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 New York to Santa Barbara.
Average temperature for July in Santa Barbara
73.4 °F

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (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
Delta
$204 $359 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$220 $478 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$157 $488 No cancel fee 71%
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