Cheap flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara (SEA - SBA)

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The best prices from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara are usually found in July or August, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Sunday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Seattle (SEA) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best SEA to SBA flight in 2022: compare Seattle to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
SEA - SBA
Price
$126 - $249
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Rainfall
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 41% potential price drop

Average price

$227

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$126

From Seattle/Tacoma 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 day to fly round-trip from Seattle to Santa Barbara?

Flying to your destination on a Monday 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 Seattle to Santa Barbara?

Find a great deal and save up to 100% by booking at least 59 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Seattle to Santa Barbara within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $246.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Seattle to Santa Barbara (SEA - SBA)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 63% on flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Seattle to Santa Barbara?

Flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Seattle to Santa Barbara in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $103.

Cheap flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SEA to SBA flights for May, June
14 Jun - 21 Jun
$239pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
15 Jun - 16 Jun
$258pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
15 Jun - 16 Jun
$317pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Seattle found for this year
24 Sep - 27 Sep
$196pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
21 Sep - 24 Sep
$206pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
14 Jun - 21 Jun
$239pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Non-stop flights to Santa Barbara from Seattle

Save time with Seattle to Santa Barbara direct flight deals
14 Jun - 21 Jun
$239pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
15 Jun - 16 Jun
$258pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
3 Jul - 6 Jul
$318pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Last minute flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from Seattle, departing today and this week
3 Jun - 4 Jun
$414pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
3 Jun - 6 Jun
$468pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
3 Jun - 6 Jun
$475pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Seattle

The cheapest one-way flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara
7:10 pm - 1:08 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
17h 58m
SEA - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$270
Kiwi.com
6:07 pm - 1:08 pm
Alaska Airlines
2 Stops
19h 01m
SEA - SBA
Alaska Airlines
3:00 am - 3:58 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
12h 58m
SEA - SBA
United Airlines
$278
United

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Seattle</span> to <span class="emphasized">Santa Barbara</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Seattle to Santa Barbara

What airports do I use to fly from Seattle to Santa Barbara?

If you wish to fly to Santa Barbara from Seattle, then you need to book flights from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara. There are 3 flights from Seattle/Tacoma Intl (SEA) to Santa Barbara (SBA) per day to choose from. Flights to Santa Barbara from Seattle/Tacoma Intl are available from 6 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 2h 24m is how long a nonstop flight from Seattle to Santa Barbara typically takes.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Alaska Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $196, but on average you can expect to pay $278.

Are there nonstop flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Seattle to Santa Barbara is less than $398.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $500.

How popular is this Seattle to Santa Barbara flight route?

The Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara flight path was viewed by 12 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

According to our current data, United Airlines ($196), and Alaska Airlines ($239) offers the cheapest pricing from Seattle to Santa Barbara. Users have found that United Airlines is 8% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the most reliable airlines from Seattle to Santa Barbara?

Consider Qatar Airways (95%), SkyWest Airlines (95%) or Alaska Airlines (94%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Seattle to Santa Barbara.

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

Consider American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or Delta when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Seattle to Santa Barbara.

What are the cheapest flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara?

On average you can expect to pay $664 for a flight from Seattle to Santa Barbara. The cheapest flight overall is $28 while the most popular route, (Seattle/Tacoma Intl - Santa Barbara) is currently priced at $239.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Seattle/Tacoma Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Santa Barbara.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Seattle/Tacoma Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Santa Barbara.

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

Returning to Seattle/Tacoma 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Seattle/Tacoma Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara are not required to quarantine after entering Seattle/Tacoma Intl.

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Alternative routes for Seattle 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 Seattle to Santa Barbara.
Flight duration from SEA to SBA
2h 31m
Average temperature for May in Santa Barbara
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Santa Barbara
0.3 ″

Airports servicing Seattle

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Top 4 airlines flying from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Seattle 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
Delta
$87 $203 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$107 $311 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$109 $313 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$110 $415 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Seattle to Santa Barbara

See what time of day planes typically take off from Seattle towards Santa Barbara.
Morning 6 AM to noon 50% of SEA to SBA departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 50% of SEA to SBA departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of SEA to SBA departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SEA to SBA departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Seattle to Santa Barbara
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Seattle to Santa Barbara.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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