Cheap flights from Richmond to Santa Barbara (RIC - SBA) from $383

This is the cheapest round-trip flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 4/12. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
RIC — SBA
Feb 27 — Mar 51

Cheap flight deals from Richmond to Santa Barbara

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Richmond (RIC) to Santa Barbara (SBA). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated February 22, 2024.

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May

Cheapest in

October

Average price

$794

Round-trip from

$238
High demand for flights, 41% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 37% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2024
From Richmond Byrd Intl to Santa Barbara

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara?

Sunday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 114%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 30 days in advance, which can save you up to 27% on flights from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 30 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $366. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $567.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara?

Flights from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara in October, with the cheapest ticket starting at $139.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara (RIC - SBA)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 14% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap American Airlines flights from Richmond to Santa Barbara

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by American Airlines for the route between Richmond and Santa Barbara. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 22, 2024.
Find some of the cheapest American Airlines flights traveling from Richmond to Santa Barbara. Come back soon if you're not finding the exact deal you're looking for.
Fri 4/1212:41 pmRIC - SBA
2 stops12h 44mAmerican Airlines
Wed 4/1712:29 pmSBA - RIC
1 stop7h 49mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/22$383
Fri 4/1212:41 pmRIC - SBA
2 stops12h 44mAmerican Airlines
Wed 4/174:49 pmSBA - RIC
2 stops12h 30mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/22$386
Tue 8/64:00 pmRIC - SBA
1 stop7h 11mAmerican Airlines
Tue 8/1312:30 pmSBA - RIC
1 stop7h 08mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$506
Tue 8/64:00 pmRIC - SBA
1 stop7h 11mAmerican Airlines
Tue 8/136:20 amSBA - RIC
2 stops8h 08mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$509
Tue 8/64:08 pmRIC - SBA
2 stops8h 49mAmerican Airlines
Tue 8/136:20 amSBA - RIC
2 stops8h 08mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$513
Fri 4/126:10 amRIC - SBA
1 stop8h 39mAmerican Airlines
Wed 4/1712:29 pmSBA - RIC
1 stop7h 49mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/22$562
Thu 4/116:10 amRIC - SBA
1 stop8h 39mAmerican Airlines
Wed 4/1712:29 pmSBA - RIC
1 stop7h 49mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$768
Sat 4/276:10 amRIC - SBA
1 stop8h 39mAmerican Airlines
Wed 5/112:29 pmSBA - RIC
1 stop7h 49mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$852

Cheap United Airlines flights from Richmond to Santa Barbara

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by United Airlines for the route between Richmond and Santa Barbara. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 22, 2024.
Have a look at some of the cheapest available United Airlines flights departing from Richmond and landing in Santa Barbara. Check back soon if you're not seeing flights that suit your needs.
Sat 4/276:05 amRIC - SBA
2 stops12h 57mUnited Airlines
Wed 5/16:00 amSBA - RIC
2 stops14h 06mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$488
Sat 4/273:07 pmRIC - SBA
2 stops11h 37mUnited Airlines
Wed 5/15:15 amSBA - RIC
1 stop14h 51mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$529
Thu 4/116:30 amRIC - SBA
2 stops12h 32mUnited Airlines
Wed 4/174:59 pmSBA - RIC
2 stops13h 33mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$542
Thu 4/116:30 amRIC - SBA
2 stops12h 32mUnited Airlines
Wed 4/175:15 amSBA - RIC
1 stop14h 51mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$583
Sat 4/278:10 amRIC - SBA
1 stop7h 50mUnited Airlines
Wed 5/15:15 amSBA - RIC
1 stop14h 51mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$634
Thu 4/186:30 amRIC - SBA
2 stops12h 32mUnited Airlines
Sun 4/214:59 pmSBA - RIC
2 stops13h 33mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$672
Thu 4/188:10 amRIC - SBA
1 stop16h 11mUnited Airlines
Sun 4/214:59 pmSBA - RIC
2 stops13h 33mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$711
Tue 8/64:55 pmRIC - SBA
2 stops20h 27mUnited Airlines
Tue 8/131:47 pmSBA - RIC
3 stops28h 42mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$759
Thu 4/188:10 amRIC - SBA
1 stop16h 11mUnited Airlines
Sun 4/215:15 amSBA - RIC
1 stop14h 51mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$896

Richmond to Santa Barbara 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Richmond and Santa Barbara in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 22, 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Santa Barbara in 2024 at this time. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Fri 4/1212:41 pmRIC - SBA
2 stops12h 44mAmerican Airlines
Wed 4/1712:29 pmSBA - RIC
1 stop7h 49mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/22$383
Fri 4/1212:41 pmRIC - SBA
2 stops12h 44mAmerican Airlines
Wed 4/174:49 pmSBA - RIC
2 stops12h 30mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/22$386
Sat 4/276:05 amRIC - SBA
2 stops12h 57mUnited Airlines
Wed 5/16:00 amSBA - RIC
2 stops14h 06mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$488
Tue 8/64:00 pmRIC - SBA
1 stop7h 11mAmerican Airlines
Tue 8/1312:30 pmSBA - RIC
1 stop7h 08mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$506
Tue 8/64:00 pmRIC - SBA
1 stop7h 11mAmerican Airlines
Tue 8/136:20 amSBA - RIC
2 stops8h 08mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$509
Tue 8/64:08 pmRIC - SBA
2 stops8h 49mAmerican Airlines
Tue 8/136:20 amSBA - RIC
2 stops8h 08mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/21$513
Sat 4/273:07 pmRIC - SBA
2 stops11h 37mUnited Airlines
Wed 5/15:15 amSBA - RIC
1 stop14h 51mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$529
Thu 4/116:30 amRIC - SBA
2 stops12h 32mUnited Airlines
Wed 4/174:59 pmSBA - RIC
2 stops13h 33mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$542
Fri 4/126:10 amRIC - SBA
1 stop8h 39mAmerican Airlines
Wed 4/1712:29 pmSBA - RIC
1 stop7h 49mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/22$562

Find flights from Richmond to Santa Barbara within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Richmond to Santa Barbara that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,442,422 searches. Data last updated February 22, 2024.

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Budget

$383 - $583

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Price

Richmond Byrd IntlSanta Barbara

RIC - SBA

RICSBA

Richmond Byrd Intl

Fri 4/12

2 stops12h 44m

Santa Barbara

Wed 4/17

1 stop7h 49m

$383

Richmond Byrd IntlSanta Barbara

RIC - SBA

RICSBA

Richmond Byrd Intl

Fri 4/12

2 stops12h 44m

Santa Barbara

Wed 4/17

2 stops12h 30m

$386

Richmond Byrd IntlSanta Barbara

RIC - SBA

RICSBA

Richmond Byrd Intl

Sat 4/27

2 stops12h 57m

Santa Barbara

Wed 5/1

2 stops14h 06m

$488

Richmond Byrd IntlSanta Barbara

RIC - SBA

RICSBA

Richmond Byrd Intl

Tue 8/6

1 stop7h 11m

Santa Barbara

Tue 8/13

1 stop7h 08m

$506

Richmond Byrd IntlSanta Barbara

RIC - SBA

RICSBA

Richmond Byrd Intl

Tue 8/6

1 stop7h 11m

Santa Barbara

Tue 8/13

2 stops8h 08m

$509

Richmond Byrd IntlSanta Barbara

RIC - SBA

RICSBA

Richmond Byrd Intl

Tue 8/6

2 stops8h 49m

Santa Barbara

Tue 8/13

2 stops8h 08m

$513

Richmond Byrd IntlSanta Barbara

RIC - SBA

RICSBA

Richmond Byrd Intl

Sat 4/27

2 stops11h 37m

Santa Barbara

Wed 5/1

1 stop14h 51m

$529

Richmond Byrd IntlSanta Barbara

RIC - SBA

RICSBA

Richmond Byrd Intl

Thu 4/11

2 stops12h 32m

Santa Barbara

Wed 4/17

2 stops13h 33m

$542

Richmond Byrd IntlSanta Barbara

RIC - SBA

RICSBA

Richmond Byrd Intl

Thu 4/11

2 stops12h 32m

Santa Barbara

Wed 4/17

1 stop14h 51m

$583

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 2/22

When is the cheapest time to fly from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Richmond to Santa Barbara. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara flight should consider departing on Wednesday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Sunday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Santa Barbara by month

Plan your trip from Richmond to Santa Barbara by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Richmond to Santa Barbara is currently $0 while a round-trip flight costs $493. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara (average of $356). Flying from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara in June is currently the most expensive (average of $594). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$356

February

$404

March

$467

April

$439

May

$484

June

$594

July

$525

August

$442

September

$398

October

$423

November

$444

December

$426

Temperature and rainfall in Santa Barbara by month

Plan your trip to Santa Barbara by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

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Temperature

57.2 - 73.4 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Santa Barbara

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Santa Barbara. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Santa Barbara. Reviews last updated February 22, 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines operating flights from Richmond to Santa Barbara, such as American Airlines and United Airlines. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
7.4
Good
11,872 reviews

Food

6.7

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

7.7

Overall

7.4

Comfort

7.2

Crew

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Seating was very cramped, I was under the impression there was food and a entertainment tv on board

7.4
Good
11,872 reviews
7.4
Good
11,872 reviews

Food

6.7

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

7.7

Overall

7.4

Comfort

7.2

Crew

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Seating was very cramped, I was under the impression there was food and a entertainment tv on board

7.3
Good
15,643 reviews
7.4
Good
11,872 reviews

Food

6.7

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

7.7

Overall

7.4

Comfort

7.2

Crew

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Seating was very cramped, I was under the impression there was food and a entertainment tv on board

Related info for your journey

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Can I find flights from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $383, but on average you can expect to pay $605.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Richmond, Virginia to Santa Barbara is American Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $383 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is United Airlines, starting at $488. American Airlines is 42% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What does RIC to SBA mean?

Great question - RIC to SBA just means Richmond Byrd Intl Airport to Santa Barbara Airport. Now you’ll know what these unique codes when you look for flights!

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Top 2 airlines flying from Richmond to Santa Barbara

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AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
United AirlinesCheapest$390Average$689FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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American AirlinesCheapest$402Average$581FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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