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

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The best prices from Seattle to Santa Barbara are usually found in July or August, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday 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 2021: 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
64.4 - 73.4 °F
SBA
Precipitation
0 - 2.7 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

$166

Average for round-trip flights in August 2021

Round-trip from

$126

From Seattle 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?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 40% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 17 days in advance to save up to 20% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 17 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Seattle to Santa Barbara 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $75, or $95 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle to Santa Barbara (SEA - SBA)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Seattle to Santa Barbara at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 14% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara in August, September 2021

The best prices found for SEA to SBA flights for August, September
4 Sep - 5 Sep
$206pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$209pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$211pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Seattle to Santa Barbara 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Seattle found for this year
4 Sep - 5 Sep
$206pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$209pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$211pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
 
1 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
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$218pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
10 Sep - 17 Sep
$238pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
4 Sep - 5 Sep
$258pp
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
9 Aug - 13 Aug
$371pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
9 Aug - 13 Aug
$392pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
9 Aug - 13 Aug
$409pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Seattle

The cheapest one-way flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara
2:35 pm - 7:28 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
28h 53m
SEA - SBA
United Airlines
$260
United
12:50 am - 3:13 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
14h 23m
SEA - SBA
American Airlines
2:01 am - 1:35 pm
Alaska Airlines
2 Stops
11h 34m
SEA - SBA
Alaska Airlines
$276
Alaska Airlines

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

Are flight prices decreasing from Seattle 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 Seattle 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 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.

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 23m is how long a nonstop flight from Seattle to Santa Barbara typically takes.

Can I find flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $206, but on average you can expect to pay $231.

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 $395.

Are there last-minute flights available from Seattle to Santa Barbara for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are nonstop flights available from Seattle to Santa Barbara?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara was viewed by 1,087 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Seattle or Santa Barbara?

Expected rainfall in Seattle is less than in Santa Barbara. You can expect this to be the case over the next 9 days.

Is Seattle weather warmer or cooler than Santa Barbara?

With an average temperature of 77 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Santa Barbara are colder than in Seattle.

How long is the flight from Seattle to Santa Barbara?

Alaska Airlines and United Airlines can get you from Seattle to Santa Barbara in just under 2h 30m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 02m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, Alaska Airlines ($211), United Airlines ($215), and American Airlines ($242) offers the cheapest pricing from Seattle to Santa Barbara. These flights start at 1% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Seattle to Santa Barbara are United Airlines ($108), Alaska Airlines ($109), and American Airlines ($113).

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 72 hours 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 72 hours 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
2h 35m
Average temperature for August in Santa Barbara
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for August in Santa Barbara
0.1 ″

Airports servicing Seattle

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Top 4 airlines flying from Seattle 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
$91 $253 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$116 $293 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$87 $302 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.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 66% of SEA to SBA departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 33% of SEA to SBA departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% 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
4 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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