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

SBA — SEA
Jan 31 — Feb 71

The best prices from Santa Barbara to Seattle/Tacoma Intl are usually found in February or September, booked 41 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Sunday

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 2023: compare Santa Barbara to Seattle flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Seattle.

SBA - SEA

Price

$217 - $477

SEA

Temperature

41 - 66.2 °F

SEA

Rainfall

0.7 - 6.6 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 31% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 34% potential price drop
Average price$258Average for round-trip flights in January 2023
Round-trip from$217From Santa Barbara to Seattle/Tacoma Intl

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

Sunday 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.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 37 days in advance to save up to 91% 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 37 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 $369, or $539 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in July. For low rates, January can be a great choice for travel to Seattle. Flights to Seattle from Santa Barbara in January are about $275 on average during January, but can be found for as low as $137.

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 in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 44% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle in January, February 2023

The best prices found for SBA to SEA flights for January, February
Feb 18 - Feb 28
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 14m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

6h 18m
$147

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 8 - Feb 11
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 38m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

6h 18m
$148

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 22 - Mar 1
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

9h 20m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

2h 30m
$150

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Santa Barbara to Seattle 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Seattle from Santa Barbara found for this year
Mar 4 - Mar 7
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 40m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

2h 30m
$138

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 18 - Feb 28
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 14m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

6h 18m
$147

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 8 - Feb 11
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 38m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

6h 18m
$148

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Cheap Alaska Airlines flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle

Mar 4 - Mar 7
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 40m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

2h 30m
$138

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Mar 8 - Mar 11
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 40m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

2h 30m
$188

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Mar 4 - Mar 7
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

5h 44m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

2h 30m
$199

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Cheap American Airlines flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle

Feb 18 - Feb 28
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 14m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

6h 18m
$147

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 8 - Feb 11
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 14m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

7h 43m
$157

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 22 - Mar 1
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

11h 12m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

7h 02m
$161

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Non-stop flights to Seattle from Santa Barbara

Save time with Santa Barbara to Seattle direct flight deals
Mar 4 - Mar 7
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 40m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

2h 30m
$138

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Mar 8 - Mar 12
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 40m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

2h 30m
$188

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Mar 15 - Mar 22
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 40m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

Nonstop

2h 30m
$238

Alaska Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Last minute flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle

Late deals on return flights to Seattle from Santa Barbara, departing today and this week
Jan 31 - Feb 7
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 16m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

7h 03m
$232

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 2 - Feb 6
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

5h 27m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

7h 03m
$257

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 3 - Feb 5
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 14m
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

7h 43m
$317

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

One-way flights to Seattle from Santa Barbara

The cheapest one-way flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle
Mar 8
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 08m
$81

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 17
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 14m
$89

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

Feb 16
SBA

Santa Barbara

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

4h 28m
$108

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Seattle

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

We had to plan a last minute trip with our three young children from Kahului Maui to Cleveland Ohio due to a death in the family. This meant seating selection was scarce. Even though Alaska Airlines was the more expensive option, we booked with them upon reviewing their family seating policy with confidence they would take care of us. Grateful we were all able to sit together… however the very last row in the back of the plane, pressed up against the bathrooms, on an overnight flight with 3 small children was the least ideal situation. The chairs didn’t recline, every time someone flushed the toilet/came in/out of the bathroom we heard the door slam. You know the sound. The overall noise in the back of the plane is very intense. Bright lights from the flight attendants in the kitchen. The seats were also not clean, old chocolate from previous people that melted all over the back of our pants. Did I mention we had another 5 hour flight after this one? We didn’t complain though. I just told my husband I’ll write a review. Look, I know it’s first come first served but if you’re gonna do our family like that, the tickets should’ve come at a discount. Our second leg was much better… but the service needs to be consistent and reliable to be my go to airline company.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

We had to plan a last minute trip with our three young children from Kahului Maui to Cleveland Ohio due to a death in the family. This meant seating selection was scarce. Even though Alaska Airlines was the more expensive option, we booked with them upon reviewing their family seating policy with confidence they would take care of us. Grateful we were all able to sit together… however the very last row in the back of the plane, pressed up against the bathrooms, on an overnight flight with 3 small children was the least ideal situation. The chairs didn’t recline, every time someone flushed the toilet/came in/out of the bathroom we heard the door slam. You know the sound. The overall noise in the back of the plane is very intense. Bright lights from the flight attendants in the kitchen. The seats were also not clean, old chocolate from previous people that melted all over the back of our pants. Did I mention we had another 5 hour flight after this one? We didn’t complain though. I just told my husband I’ll write a review. Look, I know it’s first come first served but if you’re gonna do our family like that, the tickets should’ve come at a discount. Our second leg was much better… but the service needs to be consistent and reliable to be my go to airline company.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,147 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

We had to plan a last minute trip with our three young children from Kahului Maui to Cleveland Ohio due to a death in the family. This meant seating selection was scarce. Even though Alaska Airlines was the more expensive option, we booked with them upon reviewing their family seating policy with confidence they would take care of us. Grateful we were all able to sit together… however the very last row in the back of the plane, pressed up against the bathrooms, on an overnight flight with 3 small children was the least ideal situation. The chairs didn’t recline, every time someone flushed the toilet/came in/out of the bathroom we heard the door slam. You know the sound. The overall noise in the back of the plane is very intense. Bright lights from the flight attendants in the kitchen. The seats were also not clean, old chocolate from previous people that melted all over the back of our pants. Did I mention we had another 5 hour flight after this one? We didn’t complain though. I just told my husband I’ll write a review. Look, I know it’s first come first served but if you’re gonna do our family like that, the tickets should’ve come at a discount. Our second leg was much better… but the service needs to be consistent and reliable to be my go to airline company.

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,666 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Food

7.2

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

We had to plan a last minute trip with our three young children from Kahului Maui to Cleveland Ohio due to a death in the family. This meant seating selection was scarce. Even though Alaska Airlines was the more expensive option, we booked with them upon reviewing their family seating policy with confidence they would take care of us. Grateful we were all able to sit together… however the very last row in the back of the plane, pressed up against the bathrooms, on an overnight flight with 3 small children was the least ideal situation. The chairs didn’t recline, every time someone flushed the toilet/came in/out of the bathroom we heard the door slam. You know the sound. The overall noise in the back of the plane is very intense. Bright lights from the flight attendants in the kitchen. The seats were also not clean, old chocolate from previous people that melted all over the back of our pants. Did I mention we had another 5 hour flight after this one? We didn’t complain though. I just told my husband I’ll write a review. Look, I know it’s first come first served but if you’re gonna do our family like that, the tickets should’ve come at a discount. Our second leg was much better… but the service needs to be consistent and reliable to be my go to airline company.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Santa Barbara to Seattle flights.

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 Alaska Airlines for just $138, but on average you can expect to pay $175.

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 $306.

Are there last-minute flights available from Santa Barbara to Seattle for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Santa Barbara to Seattle?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Monday, Friday, Saturday.

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.

How many flights depart from Santa Barbara to Seattle on average per day?

Travelers can expect 3 flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle on average per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Santa Barbara to Seattle?

For as low as $138, Alaska Airlines can have you in Seattle from Santa Barbara in 2h 40m. Airlines will cover a distance of 914 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Currently priced at $138, Alaska Airlines will fly you from Santa Barbara to Seattle and back. In addition to Alaska Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from American Airlines and United Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $147 and $177, respectively. Alaska Airlines is currently priced 58% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$81 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from American Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, with prices starting from $108 and $119, respectively.

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 American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle?

The cheapest flight price from Santa Barbara to Seattle is $113. On average you can expect to pay $600. The most popular route, (Santa Barbara - Seattle/Tacoma Intl), can usually be booked for $148.

Alternative routes for Santa Barbara to Seattle

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Top 5 airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Seattle

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AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$14Average$24FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$87Average$199FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$119Average$309FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$175Average$455FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$205Average$470FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Santa Barbara to Seattle

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Weekly flight availability from Santa Barbara to Seattle

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