Cheap flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara (SJC - SBA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
San Jose (SJC) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best SJC to SBA flight in 2021: compare San Jose to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
SJC - SBA
Price
$248 - $2,047
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Precipitation
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 75% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 52% potential price drop

Average price

$468

Average for round-trip flights in December 2021

Round-trip from

$248

From San Jose to Santa Barbara

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Jose to Santa Barbara?

To save up to 108% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 34 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Jose to Santa Barbara from $166 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $253 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Santa Barbara from San Jose with a flight ticket averaging about $134. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $68. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

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

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Santa Barbara.

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

When flying from San Jose to Santa Barbara, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at noon, which can drop the price by up to 96% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara in December, January 2022

The best prices found for SJC to SBA flights for December, January
8 Jan - 10 Jan
$174pp
SJC
San Jose
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
15 Jan - 17 Jan
$183pp
SJC
San Jose
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
7 Jan - 9 Jan
$208pp
SJC
San Jose
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose

San Jose to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from San Jose found for this year
13 Dec - 17 Dec
$464pp
SJC
San Jose
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
13 Dec - 14 Dec
$465pp
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
13 Dec - 17 Dec
$509pp
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose

Non-stop flights to Santa Barbara from San Jose

Save time with San Jose to Santa Barbara direct flight deals
7 Jan - 9 Jan
$3,164pp
SJC
San Jose
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SJC
San Jose
13 Dec - 14 Dec
$5,526pp
SJC
San Jose
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SJC
San Jose
22 Dec - 27 Dec
$5,527pp
SJC
San Jose
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Linear Air Taxi
Non-Stop
SJC
San Jose

Last minute flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from San Jose, departing today and this week
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$712pp
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$736pp
SJC
San Jose
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$747pp
SJC
San Jose
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJC
San Jose

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from San Jose

The cheapest one-way flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara
7:50 am - 6:38 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
10h 48m
SJC - SBA
United Airlines
$379
United
2:00 am - 6:12 am
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
4h 12m
SJC - SBA
Alaska Airlines
$442
Alaska Airlines
11:56 am - 4:17 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
16h 21m
SJC - SBA
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Jose to Santa Barbara

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

Some of our airline partners flying from San Jose to Santa Barbara have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Contour, United Airlines, and Linear Air Taxi are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Contour with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $174, but on average you can expect to pay $349.

Are there nonstop flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara for under $3,200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 5 direct flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara under $3,200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Jose to Santa Barbara is less than $5,184.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Jose to Santa Barbara for under $800?

There are currently 14+ open flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $800.

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

Flying on Alaska Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Santa Barbara, with prices starting at $174. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by American Airlines and United Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $409 and $456, respectively. Alaska Airlines is currently priced 66% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Alaska Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $142. American Airlines flights start at $243 while deals on United Airlines start at $319 one-way.

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

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Jose to Santa Barbara? While on average our users pay $577, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $311. The most popular route (San Jose - Santa Barbara), is priced around $285.

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

When booking a flight from San Jose to Santa Barbara, you may want to consider flying on Alaska Airlines, Delta or Contour as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Jose 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 Jose are not required to quarantine after entering Santa Barbara.

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

Returning to San Jose 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 Jose.

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

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

Airports servicing San Jose

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Top 3 airlines flying from San Jose to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Jose to Santa Barbara choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Contour
$198 $324 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Contour. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

United Airlines
$215 $379 No cancel fee 69%
Linear Air Taxi
$848 $3,292 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Linear Air Taxi. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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