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

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The best prices from Santa Barbara to Seattle/Tacoma Intl are usually found in April or July, booked 39 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Santa Barbara (SBA) to Seattle (SEA)

All the information you need to plan the best SBA to SEA flight in 2021: compare Santa Barbara to Seattle flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Seattle.
SBA - SEA
Price
$177 - $277
SEA
Temperature
41 - 66.2 °F
SEA
Precipitation
0.7 - 6.6 inches

Popular in

May

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$177

From Santa Barbara to Seattle/Tacoma Intl

One-way from

$113

One-way flight from Santa Barbara to Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Santa Barbara to Seattle?

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 Seattle. Flights to Seattle from Santa Barbara in August are about $172 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $108.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Santa Barbara to Seattle?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Seattle.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Santa Barbara to Seattle is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 47% on airfare.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 53 days in advance to save up to 110% 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 53 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 Santa Barbara to Seattle 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $252, or $374 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best prices found for SBA to SEA flights for October, November
30 Nov - 11 Dec
$193pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
6 Nov - 13 Nov
$197pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
6 Nov - 13 Nov
$200pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara to Seattle 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Seattle from Santa Barbara found for this year
1 Dec - 11 Dec
$173pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
28 Dec - 5 Jan
$183pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
22 Dec - 5 Jan
$185pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara

Non-stop flights to Seattle from Santa Barbara

Save time with Santa Barbara to Seattle direct flight deals
6 Nov - 13 Nov
$197pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$207pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
4 Nov - 7 Nov
$217pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara

Last minute flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle

Late deals on round-trip flights to Seattle from Santa Barbara, departing today and this week
25 Oct - 3 Nov
$315pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SBA
Santa Barbara
25 Oct - 3 Nov
$318pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara
25 Oct - 4 Nov
$323pp
SBA
Santa Barbara
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SBA
Santa Barbara

One-way flights to Seattle/Tacoma Intl from Santa Barbara

The cheapest one-way flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle
8:43 am - 8:54 am
Major Airline
1 Stop
24h 11m
SBA - SEA
Major Airline
$113
StudentUniverse
11:20 am - 7:00 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
19h 40m
SBA - SEA
Multiple Airlines
$137
Kiwi.com
1:37 pm - 7:15 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
17h 38m
SBA - SEA
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Santa Barbara to Seattle

What airports do I use to fly from Santa Barbara to Seattle?

Seattle/Tacoma Intl is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Seattle from Santa Barbara. Booking flights from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Seattle/Tacoma Intl (SEA) should be relatively easy as there is 1 daily flight to Seattle from 5 different airlines. 2h 35m is how long a flight from Santa Barbara to Seattle/Tacoma Intl will take if you book a nonstop flight.

Which airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Seattle/Tacoma Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Santa Barbara to Seattle/Tacoma Intl 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 Santa Barbara to Seattle for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $173, but on average you can expect to pay $198.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Santa Barbara to Seattle is less than $297.

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

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

How popular is this Santa Barbara to Seattle flight route?

Within the past month, 20 users have taken a look at flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle/Tacoma Intl.

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

Currently priced at $173, United Airlines will fly you from Santa Barbara to Seattle and back. In addition to United Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Alaska Airlines and Major Airline - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $197 and $205, respectively. United Airlines is currently priced 18% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$89 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Alaska Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on United Airlines and Major Airline, with prices starting from $107 and $113, respectively.

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

Consider Qatar Airways (92%), SkyWest Airlines (92%) or Alaska Airlines (91%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Santa Barbara to Seattle.

What are the cheapest flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle?

The cheapest flight price from Santa Barbara to Seattle is $87. On average you can expect to pay $594. The most popular route, (Santa Barbara - Seattle/Tacoma Intl), can usually be booked for $200.

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

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Seattle, WA

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Seattle/Tacoma Intl within the United States

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

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.

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

Returning to Santa Barbara from Seattle/Tacoma Intl

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.

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Alternative routes for Santa Barbara to Seattle

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Seattle

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Santa Barbara to Seattle.
Flight duration from SBA to SEA
2h 29m
Average temperature for October in Seattle
60.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Seattle
3.5 ″

Airports servicing Santa Barbara

Airports servicing Seattle

Top 4 airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Seattle/Tacoma Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Santa Barbara to Seattle 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 $179 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$87 $199 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$87 $242 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$103 $268 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from Santa Barbara to Seattle

See what time of day planes typically take off from Santa Barbara towards Seattle.
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6 AM
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Weekly flight availability
from Santa Barbara to Seattle
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Santa Barbara to Seattle.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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