Cheap flights from Washington to Santa Barbara (WAS - SBA)

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The best prices from Washington to Santa Barbara are usually found in August or October, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Sunday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington (WAS) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to SBA flight in 2021: compare Washington to Santa Barbara flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Barbara.
WAS - SBA
Price
$296 - $538
SBA
Temperature
51.8 - 62.6 °F
SBA
Precipitation
0 - 3.5 inches

Popular in

March

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$296

From Washington (WAS) to Santa Barbara

One-way from

$179

One-way flight from Washington (WAS) 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 Washington to Santa Barbara?

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 28% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington 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 Washington in August are about $280 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $114.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 24 days in advance to save up to 22% 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 24 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 Washington to Santa Barbara 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $272, or $332 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington to Santa Barbara (WAS - SBA)?

When flying from Washington 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 44% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Washington to Santa Barbara in December, January 2022

The best prices found for WAS to SBA flights for December, January
21 Jan - 24 Jan
$275pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
21 Jan - 24 Jan
$278pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
7 Jan - 16 Jan
$279pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DCA
Washington Reagan-National

Washington to Santa Barbara 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara from Washington found for this year
29 Dec - 7 Jan
$408pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
29 Dec - 9 Jan
$413pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
21 Dec - 6 Jan
$418pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Last minute flights from Washington to Santa Barbara

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Barbara from Washington, departing today and this week
13 Dec - 15 Dec
$469pp
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
13 Dec - 15 Dec
$469pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
13 Dec - 15 Dec
$469pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Santa Barbara
1:45 am - 8:33 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
9h 48m
IAD - SBA
United Airlines
$179
United
1:35 pm - 6:45 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
20h 10m
DCA - SBA
Multiple Airlines
$205
Kiwi.com
12:50 pm - 6:29 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
20h 39m
BWI - SBA
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Washington to Santa Barbara

What airport do you fly into for flights to Santa Barbara from Washington?

Most people fly into Santa Barbara (SBA) if they book a flight to Santa Barbara from Washington. On average, Santa Barbara has 0 inbound flights from Washington per day from 4 airlines. Santa Barbara is conveniently located just 8.0 mi from Santa Barbara’s city center.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Washington to Santa Barbara that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, American Airlines, and Frontier. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to Santa Barbara for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $265, but on average you can expect to pay $287.

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

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

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

Flying on United Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Santa Barbara, with prices starting at $265. Another option worth looking into is American Airlines, starting at $265 round trip. You may be able to fly from Washington to Santa Barbara for 36% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from Washington to Santa Barbara?

The cheapest flight price from Washington to Santa Barbara is $112. On average you can expect to pay $432. The most popular route, (Washington Dulles Intl - Santa Barbara), can usually be booked for $357.

What are the most popular routes from Washington to Santa Barbara?

The most popular route from Washington to Santa Barbara is Washington Dulles Intl - Santa Barbara. You may also consider Baltimore/Washington - Santa Barbara or Washington Reagan-National - Santa Barbara.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Santa Barbara.

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

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

Returning to Washington from Santa Barbara

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Washington.

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

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Destination information for Santa Barbara

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington to Santa Barbara.
Average temperature for December in Santa Barbara
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Santa Barbara
1.1 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Top 3 airlines flying from Washington to Santa Barbara

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington 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
$122 $273 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$167 $444 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$217 $550 No cancel fee 71%
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