Cheap flights from Raleigh to Santa Barbara (RDU - SBA)

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The best prices from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Santa Barbara are usually found in August or May, booked 26 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Raleigh (RDU) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best RDU to SBA flight in 2021: compare Raleigh to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
RDU - SBA
Price
$252 - $458
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Precipitation
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 35% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$252

From Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Santa Barbara

One-way from

$242

One-way flight from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh to Santa Barbara (RDU - SBA)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Raleigh to Santa Barbara at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 4% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

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

Travelers have found that booking a Friday departure is the best way to save up to 73% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 24 days in advance to save up to 29% 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 24 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 Raleigh to Santa Barbara 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $329, or $407 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from Raleigh to Santa Barbara lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Raleigh to Santa Barbara in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $108.

Cheap flights from Raleigh to Santa Barbara in November, December 2021

The best prices found for RDU to SBA flights for November, December
17 Dec - 24 Dec
$441pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
19 Dec - 25 Dec
$456pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
19 Dec - 25 Dec
$459pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Raleigh found for next year
17 Dec - 24 Dec
$441pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
19 Dec - 25 Dec
$456pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
19 Dec - 25 Dec
$459pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Raleigh

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh to Santa Barbara
1:00 am - 4:31 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
18h 31m
RDU - SBA
United Airlines
$242
United
1:09 pm - 9:03 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
22h 54m
RDU - SBA
American Airlines
3:30 am - 7:20 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
30h 50m
RDU - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$509
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Flight FAQs

From Raleigh to Santa Barbara

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh to Santa Barbara for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh to Santa Barbara for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $323, but on average you can expect to pay $488.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Raleigh to Santa Barbara round-trip?

American Airlines, at $323, was found to be the cheapest airline from Raleigh to Santa Barbara.. American Airlines is 16% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Raleigh to Santa Barbara.

What are the cheapest flights from Raleigh to Santa Barbara?

On average you can expect to pay $280 for a flight from Raleigh to Santa Barbara. The cheapest flight overall is $155 while the most popular route, (Raleigh Raleigh-Durham - Santa Barbara) is currently priced at $323.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham are not required to quarantine after entering Santa Barbara.

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

Returning to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara are not required to quarantine after entering Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

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Alternative routes for Raleigh 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 Raleigh to Santa Barbara.
Average temperature for November in Santa Barbara
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Santa Barbara
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Top 3 airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Raleigh 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
$188 $460 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$209 $446 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$212 $340 No cancel fee N/A
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