Cheap flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara (SFO - SBA)

SFO — SBA
Aug 16 — Aug 231

The best prices from San Francisco to Santa Barbara are usually found in January or September, booked 58 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Sunday

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to SBA flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.

SFO - SBA

Price

$177 - $327

SBA

Temperature

51.8 - 62.6 °F

SBA

Rainfall

0 - 3.5 inches

Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop
Round-trip from$177From San Francisco to Santa Barbara
One-way from$149One-way flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

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

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

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

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, book at least 60 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 83% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $146 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $211.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, September can be a great choice for travel to Santa Barbara. Flights to Santa Barbara from San Francisco in September are about $142 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $73.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 23% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in August, September 2022

The best prices found for SFO to SBA flights for August, September
Aug 27 - Aug 27
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 16m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 08m
$92

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 9 - Sep 10
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 20m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 11m
$98

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 8 - Sep 11
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 10m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 11m
$106

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

San Francisco to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from San Francisco found for this year
Aug 27 - Aug 27
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 16m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 08m
$92

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 9 - Sep 10
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 20m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 11m
$98

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 8 - Sep 11
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 10m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 11m
$106

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Cheap United Airlines flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Aug 27 - Aug 27
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 16m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 08m
$92

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 9 - Sep 10
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 20m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 11m
$98

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 8 - Sep 11
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 10m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 11m
$106

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Non-stop flights to Santa Barbara from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Santa Barbara direct flight deals
Aug 27 - Aug 27
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 16m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 08m
$92

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 9 - Sep 10
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 20m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 11m
$98

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 8 - Sep 11
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 10m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 11m
$106

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Late deals on return flights to Santa Barbara from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Aug 20 - Aug 27
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 17m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 15m
$193

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Aug 20 - Aug 27
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

5h 14m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 12m
$202

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Aug 19 - Aug 22
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 17m
SBA

Santa Barbara

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

1h 15m
$223

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Aug 24
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 22m
$79

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Aug 24
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

3h 42m
$88

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Nov 9
SFO

San Francisco

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

1h 15m
$89

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Related info for your journey

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

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

If you book a flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, you will be flying from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Flights to Santa Barbara (SBA) from San Francisco (SFO) take 1h 15m for a nonstop flight. There are 13 flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara per day from 5 airlines.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Santa Barbara have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, Contour, and Undisclosed Carrier flying from San Francisco to Santa Barbara have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $92, but on average you can expect to pay $146.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara is less than $188.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Friday.

How many flights depart from San Francisco to Santa Barbara on average per day?

1 flight departure from San Francisco to Santa Barbara per day on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

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

A quick flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara can take about 1h 16m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $92. The distance between San Francisco and Santa Barbara is about 263 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

According to our current data, United Airlines ($92), offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. This flight start at 63% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The most popular airlines flying from San Francisco to Santa Barbara are Undisclosed Carrier, Juneyao Airlines and Contour. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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

Before booking your flight to Santa Barbara from San Francisco, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: SkyWest Airlines (94%), Air Canada (86%), United Airlines( 85%).

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

The cheapest flight price from San Francisco to Santa Barbara is $79. On average you can expect to pay $397. The most popular route, (San Francisco - Santa Barbara), can usually be booked for $158.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Santa Barbara

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

Top 3 airlines flying from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Santa Barbara choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$24FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$117Average$255FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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ContourCheapest$198Average$296FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
26%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
73%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Sunday12daily flights
Monday12daily flights
Tuesday15daily flights
Wednesday12daily flights
Thursday15daily flights
Friday12daily flights
Saturday15daily flights