Cheap flights from Tampa to Santa Barbara (TPA - SBA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Tampa (TPA) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best TPA to SBA flight in 2021: compare Tampa to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Tampa to Santa Barbara?

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 99% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Santa Barbara. Flights to Santa Barbara from Tampa in August are about $263 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $89.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Tampa to Santa Barbara (TPA - SBA)?

When flying from Tampa to Santa Barbara, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 65% versus a flight in the morning.

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

To save up to 36% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 21 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Tampa to Santa Barbara from $238 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $337 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Tampa to Santa Barbara in November, December 2021

The best prices found for TPA to SBA flights for November, December
8 Dec - 15 Dec
$323pp
TPA
Tampa
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
TPA
Tampa
8 Dec - 14 Dec
$326pp
TPA
Tampa
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
TPA
Tampa
11 Dec - 20 Dec
$327pp
TPA
Tampa
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
TPA
Tampa

Tampa to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Tampa found for next year
8 Dec - 15 Dec
$323pp
TPA
Tampa
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
TPA
Tampa
8 Dec - 14 Dec
$326pp
TPA
Tampa
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
TPA
Tampa
11 Dec - 20 Dec
$327pp
TPA
Tampa
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
TPA
Tampa

Last minute flights from Tampa to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from Tampa, departing today and this week
6 Dec - 14 Dec
$417pp
TPA
Tampa
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
TPA
Tampa
5 Dec - 13 Dec
$426pp
TPA
Tampa
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
TPA
Tampa
1 Dec - 7 Dec
$546pp
TPA
Tampa
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
TPA
Tampa

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Tampa

The cheapest one-way flights from Tampa to Santa Barbara
1:00 am - 4:30 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
18h 30m
TPA - SBA
United Airlines
$281
United
1:00 am - 5:55 am
American Airlines
3 Stops
31h 55m
TPA - SBA
American Airlines
4:20 am - 1:54 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
12h 34m
TPA - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$955
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Flight FAQs

From Tampa to Santa Barbara

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

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

Can I find flights from Tampa to Santa Barbara for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Tampa to Santa Barbara for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $323, but on average you can expect to pay $336.

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

There are currently 6+ open flights from Tampa to Santa Barbara within the next 7 days for less than $500.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Tampa to Santa Barbara round-trip from $323. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is American Airlines. Users have found that United Airlines is 16% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from Tampa to Santa Barbara?

The cheapest flight price from Tampa to Santa Barbara is $132. On average you can expect to pay $227. The most popular route, (Tampa - Santa Barbara), can usually be booked for $323.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Tampa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Santa Barbara.

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

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

Returning to Tampa 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 Tampa.

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

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Alternative routes for Tampa 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 Tampa to Santa Barbara.
Average temperature for November in Santa Barbara
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Santa Barbara
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Tampa

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Top 3 airlines flying from Tampa to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Tampa 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
Frontier
$108 $190 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$147 $383 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$198 $395 No cancel fee 69%
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