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 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
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Precipitation
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

$225

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

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

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 14% on flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara by exploring options for tickets at noon.

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.

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.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Seattle 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.

Cheap flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SEA to SBA flights for October, November
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$223pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$225pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$226pp
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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Seattle found for this year
9 Dec - 13 Dec
$215pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
6 Nov - 9 Nov
$223pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$225pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Non-stop flights to Santa Barbara from Seattle

Save time with Seattle to Santa Barbara direct flight deals
11 Jan - 12 Jan
$137pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
11 Jan - 13 Jan
$157pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
24 Feb - 25 Feb
$217pp
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
4 Nov - 5 Nov
$309pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
4 Nov - 5 Nov
$318pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
4 Nov - 5 Nov
$353pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United 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
5:40 am - 4:57 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
11h 17m
SEA - SBA
American Airlines
6:55 pm - 6:12 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
35h 17m
SEA - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$228
Kiwi.com
4:50 pm - 1:54 pm
Alaska Airlines
2 Stops
21h 04m
SEA - SBA
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

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 is 1 flight 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.

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 Alaska Airlines for just $137, but on average you can expect to pay $190.

Are there nonstop flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Seattle to Santa Barbara is less than $300.

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.

How popular is this Seattle to Santa Barbara flight route?

The Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara flight path was viewed by 25 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, Alaska Airlines ($137), United Airlines ($155), and American Airlines ($195) offers the cheapest pricing from Seattle to Santa Barbara. Users have found that Alaska Airlines is 35% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $103 on American Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $108 and Alaska Airlines from $109 one-way.

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

Consider SkyWest Airlines (96%), Qatar Airways (96%) or Alaska Airlines (93%) 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 Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines 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 $514 for a flight from Seattle to Santa Barbara. The cheapest flight overall is $87 while the most popular route, (Seattle/Tacoma Intl - Santa Barbara) is currently priced at $166.

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 from SEA to SBA
2h 31m
Average temperature for October in Santa Barbara
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October 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
American Airlines
$87 $302 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$87 $203 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$91 $253 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$116 $293 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from Seattle to Santa Barbara

See what time of day planes typically take off from Seattle towards Santa Barbara.
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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
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
2 daily flights
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