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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Santa Barbara. Current restrictions to Santa Barbara are based on United States travel restrictions.
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When is the best time to fly to Santa Barbara?

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Santa Barbara?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Santa Barbara for $76/person, which is 86% cheaper than the average flight to Santa Barbara. To find the cheapest price to Santa Barbara from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Santa Barbara?

The month of July is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Santa Barbara from United States, with most prices found around $305. If you are unable to visit Santa Barbara during the month of July, then departing from United States during the month August is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $315.

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

We recommend purchasing flights from United States to Santa Barbara 28 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Santa Barbara for $388. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to Santa Barbara for as low as $77.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Santa Barbara?

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Santa Barbara is on a Wednesday when prices can be found for as low as $412. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. On the other hand, Sunday is the most expensive day to depart from United States because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travelers. As a result, prices tend to be around $475.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Santa Barbara?

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Santa Barbara is in the evening. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Santa Barbara in the evening for as low as $222. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying at noon when prices are $491 on average. Flights to Santa Barbara from United States at noon are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travelers’ schedules.

Is there a good place to hike near Santa Barbara?

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Santa Barbara for February, March, and April. Parks like Elings Park are popular hot spots in those months.

Is there an alternative airport near Santa Barbara?

Santa Maria Public Airport, Santa Monica Airport, San Luis Obispo County Airport, Burbank Bob Hope Airport or Los Angeles Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Santa Barbara.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Santa Barbara?

Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Santa Barbara is Santa Monica Airport where the average price is $443pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


What are the current travel restrictions for Santa Barbara?

Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Santa Barbara.

Entry restrictions

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.

Entry requirements

All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane. Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel. US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form. Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.​​ Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​

All other info

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.

If you are planning to travel to Santa Barbara at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Santa Barbara flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Santa Barbara found recently by users on momondo
Alaska Airlines
Sep 16
SAN11:05 amSan Diego
1h 00m
SBA12:05 pmSanta Barbara
Sep 19
SBA12:45 pmSanta Barbara
0h 55m
SAN1:40 pmSan Diego
Alaska Airlines
Jun 25
SAN12:30 pmSan Diego
1h 05m
SBA1:35 pmSanta Barbara
Jun 26
SBA2:15 pmSanta Barbara
1h 02m
SAN3:17 pmSan Diego
Alaska Airlines
Jul 2
SAN12:30 pmSan Diego
1h 05m
SBA1:35 pmSanta Barbara
Jul 4
SBA2:15 pmSanta Barbara
1h 02m
SAN3:17 pmSan Diego
Alaska Airlines
Aug 13
SAN12:30 pmSan Diego
1h 05m
SBA1:35 pmSanta Barbara
Aug 15
SBA2:15 pmSanta Barbara
1h 02m
SAN3:17 pmSan Diego
Alaska Airlines
Jul 23
SAN12:30 pmSan Diego
1h 05m
SBA1:35 pmSanta Barbara
Jul 25
SBA2:15 pmSanta Barbara
1h 02m
SAN3:17 pmSan Diego
Alaska Airlines
Jul 2
SAN12:30 pmSan Diego
1h 05m
SBA1:35 pmSanta Barbara
Jul 4
SBA2:15 pmSanta Barbara
1h 02m
SAN3:17 pmSan Diego

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Santa Barbara

If you're looking for one-way flights to Santa Barbara, view some of our deals below provided by Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
Jun 26
SAN12:30 pmSan Diego
1h 05m
SBA1:35 pmSanta Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Jul 1
SAN12:30 pmSan Diego
1h 05m
SBA1:35 pmSanta Barbara
Alaska Airlines
Jul 18
SAN12:30 pmSan Diego
1h 05m
SBA1:35 pmSanta Barbara

Which airlines fly to Santa Barbara?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Santa Barbara

Popular routes to Santa Barbara

Most frequently searched flights to Santa Barbara along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
San Francisco to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 06m
Cheapest price
$137
Sacramento to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
3h 59m
Cheapest price
$159
Salt Lake City to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 25m
Cheapest price
$179
Phoenix to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 33m
Cheapest price
$187
Portland to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 09m
Cheapest price
$193
Denver to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 23m
Cheapest price
$196
Los Angeles to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
0h 43m
Cheapest price
$201
Seattle to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 30m
Cheapest price
$218
San Jose to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 22m
Cheapest price
$243
San Diego to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 05m
Cheapest price
$244
Washington to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
7h 19m
Cheapest price
$245
Minneapolis to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
7h 01m
Cheapest price
$245
Philadelphia to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
7h 45m
Cheapest price
$245
Dallas to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
3h 18m
Cheapest price
$279
Chicago to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 31m
Cheapest price
$280
Oakland to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 31m
Cheapest price
$310
Atlanta to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
12h 20m
Cheapest price
$316
Newark to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
7h 15m
Cheapest price
$323
Indianapolis to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
9h 00m
Cheapest price
$331
Boston to Santa Barbara Flights
Fastest flight time
7h 18m
Cheapest price
$344
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