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

How to find the cheapest flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to SBA flight in 2022: 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

51.8 - 62.6 °F

SBA

Precipitation

0 - 3.5 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

$199

One-way flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara

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

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Santa Barbara. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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 37 days in advance, which can save you up to 52% on flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 37 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 $157. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $196.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Santa Barbara?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Santa Barbara from San Diego average $142. You can even find prices in February for less than $142, as users have found deals to Santa Barbara from as low as $70. The month of September appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Santa Barbara from San Diego. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 33%.

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

It’s optimal to fly from San Diego to Santa Barbara in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 89% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SAN to SBA flights for January, February
Feb 11 - Feb 13
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 00m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

0h 59m
$78

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

Feb 10 - Feb 13
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 00m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

4h 20m
$107

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

Feb 11 - Feb 13
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

5h 50m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

4h 20m
$136

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

San Diego to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from San Diego found for this year
Feb 11 - Feb 13
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 00m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

0h 59m
$78

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/26/22

Mar 10 - Mar 11
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 03m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

1h 00m
$98

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/26/22

Feb 10 - Feb 13
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 00m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

4h 20m
$107

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/27/22

Non-stop flights to Santa Barbara from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Santa Barbara direct flight deals
Feb 11 - Feb 13
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 00m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

0h 59m
$78

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/26/22

Mar 10 - Mar 11
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 03m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

1h 00m
$98

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/26/22

Mar 25 - Mar 28
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

0h 59m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

1h 00m
$118

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/26/22

Last minute flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara

Late deals on return flights to Santa Barbara from San Diego, departing today and this week
Feb 7 - Feb 10
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

4h 02m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

Nonstop

0h 59m
$195

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

Feb 7 - Feb 10
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

4h 42m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

3h 23m
$224

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

Feb 2 - Feb 9
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

4h 09m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SAN

San Diego

1 stop

6h 24m
$232

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/26/22

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara
Feb 27
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 03m
$39

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

Apr 2
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

3h 19m
$68

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

May 26
SAN

San Diego

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 00m
$69

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Diego to Santa Barbara flights.

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.

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 $78, but on average you can expect to pay $151.

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

Cheapflights has at least 10 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 $916.

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.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara round-trip from $78. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is United Airlines. Alaska Airlines is currently priced 75% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The most popular airlines flying from San Diego to Santa Barbara are American Airlines, Linear Air Taxi and United Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Diego to Santa Barbara?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from San Diego to Santa Barbara on time: SkyWest Airlines (79%), Alaska Airlines (78%), Horizon Air (76%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara?

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara? While on average our users pay $215, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $105. The most popular route (San Diego - Santa Barbara), is priced around $78.

Can I fly to Santa Barbara from San Diego right now?

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 24 hours before departing to Santa Barbara.

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

Can I 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 24 hours before departing to San Diego.

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

Alternative routes for San Diego to Santa Barbara

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 2 airlines flying from San Diego to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to Santa Barbara choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$217
Average$403
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Linear Air Taxi
Cheapest$1,390
Average$4,027
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Santa Barbara

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego to Santa Barbara
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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
Sunday1daily flight
Monday1daily flight
Tuesday0daily flights
Wednesday0daily flights
Thursday1daily flight
Friday1daily flight
Saturday0daily flights