Cheap flights from Sacramento to Santa Barbara (SMF - SBA)

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The best prices from Sacramento Intl to Santa Barbara are usually found in May or June, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Sunday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Sacramento (SMF) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to SBA flight in 2021: compare Sacramento to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
SMF - SBA
Price
$228 - $397
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Precipitation
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$228

From Sacramento Intl to Santa Barbara

One-way from

$164

One-way flight from Sacramento Intl 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 month to fly from Sacramento to Santa Barbara?

July can be a great time to fly to Santa Barbara from Sacramento with a flight ticket averaging about $142. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $96. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sacramento to Santa Barbara (SMF - SBA)?

It’s optimal to fly from Sacramento to Santa Barbara in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 16% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Sacramento to Santa Barbara, book at least 31 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 106% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $180 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $272.

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

The best prices found for SMF to SBA flights for December, January
21 Jan - 24 Jan
$251pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
25 Dec - 3 Jan
$255pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
7 Jan - 9 Jan
$261pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento Intl to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Sacramento found for this year
25 Dec - 3 Jan
$255pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
8 Dec - 8 Jan
$279pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
31 Dec - 7 Jan
$284pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Last minute flights from Sacramento to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from Sacramento, departing today and this week
12 Dec - 13 Dec
$408pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$473pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
12 Dec - 13 Dec
$510pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Santa Barbara
2:35 am - 6:12 am
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
3h 37m
SMF - SBA
Alaska Airlines
6:20 am - 2:41 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
8h 21m
SMF - SBA
American Airlines
3:16 pm - 4:30 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
25h 14m
SMF - SBA
United Airlines
$504
United

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Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to Santa Barbara

Which airlines flying from Sacramento Intl to Santa Barbara have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Contour, United Airlines, and Major Airline flying from Sacramento Intl to Santa Barbara have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to Santa Barbara for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $251, but on average you can expect to pay $283.

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

There are currently 8+ open flights from Sacramento to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $500.

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

Alaska Airlines, at $251, was found to be the cheapest airline from Sacramento to Santa Barbara. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be United Airlines. Alaska Airlines is currently priced 14% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$148 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from United Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Alaska Airlines and American Airlines, with prices starting from $164 and $445, respectively.

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

Before booking your flight from Sacramento to Santa Barbara check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Contour.

What are the cheapest flights from Sacramento to Santa Barbara?

While on average a flight from Sacramento to Santa Barbara is generally $1,029, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $202. When looking at the most popular route, (Sacramento Intl - Santa Barbara), you can expect to pay $255 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to Sacramento Intl 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 Sacramento Intl.

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

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

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