Cheap flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara (SAN - SBA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to SBA flight in 2021: compare San Diego to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
SAN - SBA
Price
$228 - $471
SBA
Temperature
64.4 - 73.4 °F
SBA
Precipitation
0 - 2.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 33% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 28% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$228

From San Diego to Santa Barbara

One-way from

$149

One-way flight from San Diego 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 San Diego to Santa Barbara?

Wednesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 192%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Diego 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 17 days in advance, which can save you up to 20% on flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 17 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 $75. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $95.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego to Santa Barbara (SAN - SBA)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Diego to Santa Barbara in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 89% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara in August, September 2021

The best prices found for SAN to SBA flights for August, September
26 Aug - 28 Aug
$87pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Diego
16 Aug - 23 Aug
$96pp
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San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
20 Aug - 23 Aug
$97pp
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San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Santa Barbara 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from San Diego found for this year
26 Aug - 28 Aug
$87pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Diego
16 Aug - 23 Aug
$96pp
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San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
20 Aug - 23 Aug
$97pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Santa Barbara from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Santa Barbara direct flight deals
26 Aug - 28 Aug
$87pp
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San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Diego
16 Aug - 23 Aug
$96pp
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San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Santa Barbara
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Diego
20 Aug - 23 Aug
$97pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from San Diego, departing today and this week
13 Aug - 15 Aug
$147pp
SAN
San Diego
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Diego
13 Aug - 15 Aug
$157pp
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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Santa Barbara
SBA
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Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
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San Diego
13 Aug - 17 Aug
$186pp
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Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
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Santa Barbara
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United Airlines
 
1 STOP
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San Diego

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara
12:30 pm - 1:35 pm
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
1h 05m
SAN - SBA
Alaska Airlines
$149
Alaska Airlines
6:20 pm - 12:30 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
42h 10m
SAN - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$356
Kiwi.com
2:20 am - 4:23 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
14h 03m
SAN - SBA
United Airlines
$367
United

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Santa Barbara

Are flight prices decreasing from San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego to Santa Barbara have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines and Linear Air Taxi flying from San Diego to Santa Barbara have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What airports do I use to fly from San Diego to Santa Barbara?

If you book a flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara, you will be flying from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Flights to Santa Barbara (SBA) from San Diego (SAN) take 1h 05m for a nonstop flight. There is 1 flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara per day from 2 airlines.

Can I find flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $87, but on average you can expect to pay $148.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 11 direct flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara is less than $355.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Santa Barbara for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara have been viewed 39 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in San Diego or Santa Barbara?

When traveling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in San Diego is typically similar to Santa Barbara. We can gather that this will continue over the next 1 days.

Is San Diego weather warmer or cooler than Santa Barbara?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 81 °F on average in the month of August. The temperature in Santa Barbara is typically colder than in San Diego. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara?

There are many flights that can get you from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 1h 05m. Fly via Alaska Airlines or United Airlines to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Our cheapest airline available from San Diego to Santa Barbara is Alaska Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $87 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is United Airlines, starting at $151. Alaska Airlines is 72% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Alaska Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $37. Users have also found tickets on United Airlines for as little as $76.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to San Diego 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 San Diego.

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

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Alternative routes for San Diego 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 San Diego to Santa Barbara.
Flight duration
1h 02m
Average temperature for August in Santa Barbara
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for August in Santa Barbara
0.1 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Santa Barbara

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards Santa Barbara.
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Midnight
6 AM
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Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Santa Barbara
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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