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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara from $70

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a momondo user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara departing on 5/7. Fares may change, and may not be available for all flights or travel dates. Click the price to refresh the search for this deal.
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Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next six months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by changing tabs
United Airlines
May 18
SFO10:35 pmSan Francisco
1h 22m
SBA11:57 pmSanta Barbara
May 25
SBA1:48 pmSanta Barbara
1h 12m
SFO3:00 pmSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
May 9
SFO6:00 amSan Francisco
11h 22m
1 stop
SBA5:22 pmSanta Barbara
May 13
SBA7:10 pmSanta Barbara
1h 15m
SFO8:25 pmSan Francisco
United Airlines
Jul 29
SFO10:49 amSan Francisco
1h 21m
SBA12:10 pmSanta Barbara
Jul 31
SBA1:47 pmSanta Barbara
1h 08m
SFO2:55 pmSan Francisco
United Airlines
May 15
SFO4:54 pmSan Francisco
1h 19m
SBA6:13 pmSanta Barbara
May 24
SBA6:10 amSanta Barbara
1h 12m
SFO7:22 amSan Francisco
American Airlines
May 31
SFO6:50 pmSan Francisco
20h 54m
1 stop
SBA3:44 pmSanta Barbara
Jun 3
SBA9:56 amSanta Barbara
12h 24m
2 stops
SFO10:20 pmSan Francisco
United Airlines
Aug 31
SFO8:30 amSan Francisco
1h 20m
SBA9:50 amSanta Barbara
Sep 2
SBA6:15 amSanta Barbara
1h 10m
SFO7:25 amSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, view some of our deals below provided by Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines
United Airlines
May 7
SFO10:35 pmSan Francisco
1h 22m
SBA11:57 pmSanta Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Jun 11
SFO8:00 amSan Francisco
9h 03m
2 stops
SBA5:03 pmSanta Barbara
American Airlines
May 20
SFO6:50 pmSan Francisco
14h 20m
1 stop
SBA9:10 amSanta Barbara

Search last-minute flights to Santa Barbara from San Francisco

Find and compare round-trip flight prices for your last-minute flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
United Airlines
Apr 24
SFO10:35 amSan Francisco
1h 24m
SBA11:59 amSanta Barbara
Apr 24
SBA2:06 pmSanta Barbara
1h 12m
SFO3:18 pmSan Francisco
American Airlines
Apr 26
SFO10:35 amSan Francisco
11h 50m
2 stops
SBA10:25 pmSanta Barbara
Apr 30
SBA6:12 amSanta Barbara
11h 48m
2 stops
SFO6:00 pmSan Francisco
United Airlines
Apr 24
SFO10:35 amSan Francisco
1h 24m
SBA11:59 amSanta Barbara
Apr 24
SBA4:59 pmSanta Barbara
3h 50m
1 stop
SFO8:49 pmSan Francisco
United Airlines
Apr 26
SFO10:35 pmSan Francisco
1h 22m
SBA11:57 pmSanta Barbara
Apr 30
SBA6:29 amSanta Barbara
1h 21m
SFO7:50 amSan Francisco
United Airlines
Apr 26
SFO2:35 pmSan Francisco
6h 46m
1 stop
SBA9:21 pmSanta Barbara
Apr 30
SBA7:10 pmSanta Barbara
1h 18m
SFO8:28 pmSan Francisco
United Airlines
Apr 27
SFO11:05 amSan Francisco
12h 39m
2 stops
SBA11:44 pmSanta Barbara
Apr 28
SBA7:10 pmSanta Barbara
1h 18m
SFO8:28 pmSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

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Airline
Rating
Free Cancellation
Price
United AirlinesPriceFrom $148Free CancellationRating
7.4
11,341 reviews
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  • United Airlines Flights From San Francisco to Santa Barbara

    United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Santa Barbara around 26 times per week, with 11,341 momondo users rating the airline 7.4/10. The cheapest United Airlines deal from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in the last 72 hours was $148 (round-trip), much lower than the average airfare cost of $326 for United Airlines flights on this route.


United Airlines flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Our best United Airlines deals on San Francisco to Santa Barbara flight tickets
United Airlines
May 18
SFO10:35 pmSan Francisco
1h 22m
SBA11:57 pmSanta Barbara
May 25
SBA1:48 pmSanta Barbara
1h 12m
SFO3:00 pmSan Francisco
United Airlines
Jul 29
SFO10:49 amSan Francisco
1h 21m
SBA12:10 pmSanta Barbara
Jul 31
SBA1:47 pmSanta Barbara
1h 08m
SFO2:55 pmSan Francisco
United Airlines
May 15
SFO4:54 pmSan Francisco
1h 19m
SBA6:13 pmSanta Barbara
May 24
SBA6:10 amSanta Barbara
1h 12m
SFO7:22 amSan Francisco

Alaska Airlines flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Our best Alaska Airlines deals on San Francisco to Santa Barbara flight tickets
Alaska Airlines
May 9
SFO6:00 amSan Francisco
11h 22m
1 stop
SBA5:22 pmSanta Barbara
May 13
SBA7:10 pmSanta Barbara
1h 15m
SFO8:25 pmSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
May 29
SFO7:00 amSan Francisco
6h 01m
1 stop
SBA1:01 pmSanta Barbara
Jun 1
SBA6:01 pmSanta Barbara
5h 43m
1 stop
SFO11:44 pmSan Francisco
Alaska Airlines
May 9
SFO6:00 amSan Francisco
11h 22m
1 stop
SBA5:22 pmSanta Barbara
May 11
SBA6:27 pmSanta Barbara
13h 43m
1 stop
SFO8:10 amSan Francisco

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

December. The cheapest time of year to fly to Santa Barbara from San Francisco is December. Most expensive is June

What is the cheapest day to depart San Francisco for Santa Barbara?

Tuesday. The cheapest day of the week is typically Tuesday. The most expensive is typically Friday

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

In the evening. San Francisco to Santa Barbara flights are approximately 10% more expensive in the afternoon than in the evening

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Santa Barbara from San Francisco?

United Airlines. United Airlines is the most popular carrier operating from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Santa Barbara flight route?

San Francisco - Santa Barbara. Fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara for the best San Francisco - Santa Barbara flight prices

How far in advance should you book San Francisco to Santa Barbara flights?

56 days before. The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara is approximately 56 days to departure

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

The number of flights available between San Francisco and Santa Barbara is 10 per day as of April 2024. The most frequent departure time is 9:00PM, with 46% of daily flights leaving in the evening.

How many flights depart from San Francisco to Santa Barbara on average per week?

As of April 2024, there are 75 flights per week flying from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. The most common day of the week flights depart is Monday, with 16% of flights taking off on this day.

Can stopping save me money on San Francisco to Santa Barbara flights?

No. A direct flight is the cheapest option for a flight between San Francisco to Santa Barbara.

Cheap San Francisco to Santa Barbara (SFO to SBA) flight deals and tips

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Best Price Found

$70

Fastest flight time

1h 16m

Direct flights

Every day

Airports in Santa Barbara

1 airport
The best one-way flight to Santa Barbara from San Francisco in the past 72 hours is $70. The best round-trip flight deal from San Francisco to Santa Barbara found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $139.
The fastest flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 1h 16m
Direct flights go from San Francisco to Santa Barbara every day.
There is 1 airport near Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara (SBA)

  • Is flying the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

    Based on just travel duration our users have found a flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara to be the fastest option to their destination at just 1h 16m. If travel time is less of a concern you may want to look into booking some alternative forms of transportation like a train from San Francisco to Santa Barbara or a bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara.

  • Is flying the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

    Planning to book a bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara can be a safe bet when looking for a low-cost deal to your destination. Currently, a flight and a train are priced higher than the cost of a bus. You can search prices for a flight from San Francisco starting at $139 to Santa Barbara or a train from San Francisco to Santa Barbara starting at $100 if that is your preferred method of transportation.

  • How far is San Francisco to Santa Barbara by plane?

    The straight-line distance from San Francisco to Santa Barbara is 277.4 mi. Typically, this will take 1h 16m by plane in normal conditions.

  • What is the carbon footprint of flying from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

    Flights to Santa Barbara from San Francisco generally have a carbon footprint of about 153lb - momondo offers a CO2 sorter in search results to highlight the smallest available carbon footprints for plane travel. By train, you could lower your emissions for this trip by about 61%. If you can take the time, the carbon footprint of a bus for this journey would be 37lb, some 76% less than flying.

  • When did momondo last update prices for flights from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport?

    Prices for flights from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport were last updated today.

  • How many operators does momondo search for flights from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport?

  • How old do you have to be to fly from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport?

    The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

  • What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Santa Barbara Airport?

    The necessary travel and health documents for your Santa Barbara Airport trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

momondo collates all your flight options in one place and lets you filter them to find the perfect flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. momondo saves you time and could save you money on your trip.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. momondo enables you to select and highlight flights to Santa Barbara from San Francisco with this policy.

How can momondo help me find flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

momondo helps you find the best flight between San Francisco and Santa Barbara by providing filters to narrow your choice of flights to those matching your criteria. You can select flights based on numerous factors such as price, departure and landing times, airport and airline.

I’m not ready to book a flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

Price alerts on flights to Santa Barbara from San Francisco are quick and easy to set up on momondo. Simply perform a search and select the price alert feature. It is as simple as that.


Choose the best way to get from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Buses

13h 15m
$42 one-way$90 round-trip
Nonstop · from $90

Distance to downtown

OR40.8 mi
38lb CO2

75% less than flights

Find Buses

San Francisco to Santa Barbara Buses

Trains

9h 33m
$46 one-way$100 round-trip
Nonstop · from $100

Distance to downtown

OR40.8 mi

Flights

1h 16m
$70 one-way$139 round-trip
Nonstop · from $1391 stop · from $157

Distance to downtown

SBA8.0 mi

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