Cheap flights from Hobby (HOU) to Santa Barbara (SBA) from $473

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Santa Barbara departing on 3/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
HOU — SBA
Mar 3 — Mar 101

Cheap flight deals from Hobby to Santa Barbara

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Hobby (HOU) to Santa Barbara (SBA). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated February 27, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

September

Average price

$507

Round-trip from

$238
High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2024
From Houston Hobby to Santa Barbara

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara?

Departing on a Saturday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 33% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 36 days in advance to save up to 102% 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 36 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 Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $197, or $443 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara?

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Santa Barbara from Houston Hobby Airport. Prices for February average $232 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $58. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July. Opting for a February flight can save you 37% on your journey compared to booking in July

When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara (HOU - SBA)?

When flying from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 31% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap American Airlines flights from Hobby to Santa Barbara

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by American Airlines for the route between Hobby and Santa Barbara. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Data last updated February 27, 2024.
Find some of the cheapest American Airlines flights traveling from Houston to Santa Barbara. Be sure to come back soon if the deals available don't appeal to you at this time.
Sat 7/276:00 amHOU - SBA
1 stop7h 27mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/315:10 amSBA - HOU
1 stop6h 41mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$484
Sat 7/275:00 amHOU - SBA
1 stop8h 27mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/3112:29 pmSBA - HOU
2 stops9h 22mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$536
Sat 7/275:00 amHOU - SBA
2 stops8h 58mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/3112:29 pmSBA - HOU
2 stops9h 22mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$588
Sat 5/46:00 amHOU - SBA
1 stop7h 49mAmerican Airlines
Tue 5/712:31 pmSBA - HOU
1 stop5h 26mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$658
Sun 3/248:24 pmHOU - SBA
1 stop17h 40mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/3112:44 pmSBA - HOU
1 stop9h 14mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$676
Sun 3/248:24 pmHOU - SBA
1 stop17h 40mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/316:28 amSBA - HOU
2 stops7h 17mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$708
Sun 3/246:00 amHOU - SBA
2 stops11h 57mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/316:28 amSBA - HOU
2 stops7h 17mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$805
Fri 6/146:21 amHOU - SBA
1 stop7h 14mAmerican Airlines
Mon 6/176:20 amSBA - HOU
1 stop5h 23mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$807
Fri 6/145:00 amHOU - SBA
2 stops8h 58mAmerican Airlines
Mon 6/175:10 amSBA - HOU
1 stop6h 33mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$812

Cheap Delta flights from Hobby to Santa Barbara

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Delta for the route between Hobby and Santa Barbara. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Data last updated February 27, 2024.
Some of the lowest-priced Delta flights we've found at this time heading from Houston to Santa Barbara. Ensure the flight price, dates, time, and airline match your criteria before you book.
Fri 6/141:00 pmHOU - SBA
1 stop9h 55mDelta
Mon 6/176:00 amSBA - HOU
2 stops10h 21mDelta
Deal found 2/25$1,580
Fri 6/141:00 pmHOU - SBA
2 stops12h 51mDelta
Mon 6/176:00 amSBA - HOU
2 stops10h 21mDelta
Deal found 2/25$2,490

Cheap Hobby to Santa Barbara flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Hobby to Santa Barbara specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Prices were last updated on February 27, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Houston to Santa Barbara in 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Sun 3/248:24 pmHOU - SBA
1 stop17h 40mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/3112:44 pmSBA - HOU
1 stop9h 14mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$676
Sun 3/248:24 pmHOU - SBA
1 stop17h 40mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/316:28 amSBA - HOU
2 stops7h 17mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$708
Sun 3/246:00 amHOU - SBA
2 stops11h 57mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/316:28 amSBA - HOU
2 stops7h 17mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$805
Sun 3/176:00 amHOU - SBA
1 stop8h 04mAmerican Airlines
Sat 3/239:56 amSBA - HOU
2 stops12h 02mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$890
Thu 2/296:00 amHOU - SBA
1 stop7h 55mAmerican Airlines
Fri 3/112:38 pmSBA - HOU
1 stop5h 19mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$966
Thu 2/296:00 amHOU - SBA
2 stops12h 09mAmerican Airlines
Fri 3/112:38 pmSBA - HOU
1 stop5h 19mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$971
Sun 3/176:00 amHOU - SBA
1 stop8h 04mAmerican Airlines
Sat 3/2312:44 pmSBA - HOU
1 stop5h 08mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$999
Sun 3/174:16 pmHOU - SBA
2 stops8h 17mAmerican Airlines
Sat 3/239:56 amSBA - HOU
2 stops12h 02mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$1,032
Thu 2/296:00 amHOU - SBA
2 stops12h 09mAmerican Airlines
Fri 3/19:56 amSBA - HOU
2 stops8h 01mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/26$1,330

Hobby to Santa Barbara 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Hobby and Santa Barbara in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Data last updated February 27, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Houston to Santa Barbara in 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Sat 7/276:00 amHOU - SBA
1 stop7h 27mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/315:10 amSBA - HOU
1 stop6h 41mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$484
Sat 7/275:00 amHOU - SBA
1 stop8h 27mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/3112:29 pmSBA - HOU
2 stops9h 22mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$536
Sat 7/275:00 amHOU - SBA
2 stops8h 58mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/3112:29 pmSBA - HOU
2 stops9h 22mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$588
Sat 5/46:00 amHOU - SBA
1 stop7h 49mAmerican Airlines
Tue 5/712:31 pmSBA - HOU
1 stop5h 26mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$658
Sun 3/248:24 pmHOU - SBA
1 stop17h 40mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/3112:44 pmSBA - HOU
1 stop9h 14mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$676
Sun 3/248:24 pmHOU - SBA
1 stop17h 40mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/316:28 amSBA - HOU
2 stops7h 17mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$708
Sun 3/246:00 amHOU - SBA
2 stops11h 57mAmerican Airlines
Sun 3/316:28 amSBA - HOU
2 stops7h 17mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$805
Fri 6/146:21 amHOU - SBA
1 stop7h 14mAmerican Airlines
Mon 6/176:20 amSBA - HOU
1 stop5h 23mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$807
Fri 6/145:00 amHOU - SBA
2 stops8h 58mAmerican Airlines
Mon 6/175:10 amSBA - HOU
1 stop6h 33mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/25$812

One-way flights to Santa Barbara from Hobby

Search for one-way flight options from Hobby to Santa Barbara. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Data last updated February 27, 2024.
Users traveling one-way from Houston to Santa Barbara can select one of these great deals. Users in need of a round-trip flight from Houston to Santa Barbara instead should update the search form at the top of page.
Mon 3/46:00 amHOU - SBA
1 stop7h 55mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$473
Mon 3/44:20 pmHOU - SBA
2 stops8h 11mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/27$478

Find flights from Hobby to Santa Barbara within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Hobby to Santa Barbara that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,397,584 searches. Data last updated February 27, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$484 - $1,580

Route

Depart

Return

Price

Houston HobbySanta Barbara

HOU - SBA

HOUSBA

Houston Hobby

Sat 7/27

1 stop7h 27m

Santa Barbara

Wed 7/31

1 stop6h 41m

$484

Houston HobbySanta Barbara

HOU - SBA

HOUSBA

Houston Hobby

Sat 7/27

1 stop8h 27m

Santa Barbara

Wed 7/31

2 stops9h 22m

$536

Houston HobbySanta Barbara

HOU - SBA

HOUSBA

Houston Hobby

Sat 7/27

2 stops8h 58m

Santa Barbara

Wed 7/31

2 stops9h 22m

$588

Houston HobbySanta Barbara

HOU - SBA

HOUSBA

Houston Hobby

Sat 5/4

1 stop7h 49m

Santa Barbara

Tue 5/7

1 stop5h 26m

$658

Houston HobbySanta Barbara

HOU - SBA

HOUSBA

Houston Hobby

Sun 3/24

1 stop17h 40m

Santa Barbara

Sun 3/31

1 stop9h 14m

$676

Houston HobbySanta Barbara

HOU - SBA

HOUSBA

Houston Hobby

Sun 3/24

1 stop17h 40m

Santa Barbara

Sun 3/31

2 stops7h 17m

$708

Houston HobbySanta Barbara

HOU - SBA

HOUSBA

Houston Hobby

Sun 3/24

2 stops11h 57m

Santa Barbara

Sun 3/31

2 stops7h 17m

$805

Houston HobbySanta Barbara

HOU - SBA

HOUSBA

Houston Hobby

Fri 6/14

1 stop7h 14m

Santa Barbara

Mon 6/17

1 stop5h 23m

$807

Houston HobbySanta Barbara

HOU - SBA

HOUSBA

Houston Hobby

Fri 6/14

1 stop9h 55m

Santa Barbara

Mon 6/17

2 stops10h 21m

$1,580

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 2/27

When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Hobby to Santa Barbara. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara flight should consider departing on Thursday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Santa Barbara by month

Plan your trip from Hobby to Santa Barbara by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Hobby to Santa Barbara is currently $476 while a round-trip flight costs $760. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara (average of $356). Flying from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara in June is currently the most expensive (average of $588). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$356

February

$405

March

$469

April

$437

May

$487

June

$588

July

$527

August

$440

September

$400

October

$423

November

$444

December

$426

Temperature and rainfall in Santa Barbara by month

Plan your trip to Santa Barbara by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

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Temperature

57.2 - 73.4 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Santa Barbara

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Santa Barbara. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Santa Barbara. Reviews last updated February 27, 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines operating flights from Houston to Santa Barbara, such as American Airlines and Delta. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
11,830 reviews

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

8.1
Very good
11,830 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,830 reviews

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

7.3
Good
15,581 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,830 reviews

Entertainment

8.1

Overall

8.1

Food

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

Related info for your journey

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

If you book a flight to Santa Barbara from Houston Hobby, you will be flying to Santa Barbara, which is the city’s only airport. Santa Barbara (SBA) is located 8.0 mi from the center of Santa Barbara. There are 0 flights from Houston Hobby to Santa Barbara per day from 2 different airlines.

Can I find flights from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $484, but on average you can expect to pay $940.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara round-trip?

American Airlines, at $484, was found to be the cheapest airline from Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Delta. Users have found that American Airlines is 1% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What does HOU to SBA mean?

Great question - HOU to SBA just means Houston Hobby Airport to Santa Barbara Airport. Now you’ll know what these unique codes when you look for flights!

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Top 2 airlines flying from Hobby to Santa Barbara

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AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
American AirlinesCheapest$333Average$496FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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United AirlinesCheapest$374Average$507FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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