Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara (PHL - SBA)

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The best prices from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara are usually found in October or July, booked 58 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Philadelphia (PHL) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best PHL to SBA flight in 2021: compare Philadelphia to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
PHL - SBA
Price
$346 - $586
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Precipitation
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Average price

$586

Average for round-trip flights in December 2021

Round-trip from

$346

From Philadelphia to Santa Barbara

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 20 days in advance to save up to 32% 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 20 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 Philadelphia to Santa Barbara 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $224, or $304 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara (PHL - SBA)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 40% on airfare.

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

Users have found that flying from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara on a Sunday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Santa Barbara from Philadelphia. Prices for August average $234 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $90. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 45% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

The best prices found for PHL to SBA flights for December, January
15 Jan - 20 Jan
$314pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
19 Jan - 16 Feb
$361pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
15 Jan - 19 Jan
$373pp
PHL
Philadelphia
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia

Philadelphia to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Philadelphia found for this year
23 Dec - 19 Jan
$438pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
23 Dec - 19 Jan
$441pp
PHL
Philadelphia
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
30 Dec - 6 Jan
$443pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Last minute flights from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from Philadelphia, departing today and this week
11 Dec - 12 Dec
$583pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
11 Dec - 12 Dec
$587pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
11 Dec - 12 Dec
$627pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Philadelphia

The cheapest one-way flights from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara
3:15 am - 9:03 am
American Airlines
3 Stops
32h 48m
PHL - SBA
American Airlines
10:30 am - 3:47 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
8h 17m
PHL - SBA
United Airlines
$551
United
1:00 am - 1:54 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
15h 54m
PHL - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$1,032
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Flight FAQs

From Philadelphia to Santa Barbara

Which airlines flying from Philadelphia 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 Frontier flying from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $314, but on average you can expect to pay $416.

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

There are currently 4+ open flights from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $600.

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

According to our current data, United Airlines ($361), and American Airlines ($407) offers the cheapest pricing from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara. United Airlines is priced at 19% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

Consider American Airlines, Delta or Frontier when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara.

What are the cheapest flights from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara?

On average you can expect to pay $353 for a flight from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara. The cheapest flight overall is $194 while the most popular route, (Philadelphia - Santa Barbara) is currently priced at $314.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia.

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

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

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Top 3 airlines flying from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Philadelphia 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
$162 $296 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$219 $450 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$246 $526 No cancel fee 71%
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