Cheap flights from Santa Barbara to Chicago

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Flight information for Santa Barbara to Chicago
(SBA to CHI)

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Best Price Found$274The best flight deal from Santa Barbara to Chicago found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $274
Fastest flight time5h 35mThe fastest flight from Santa Barbara to Chicago takes 5h 35m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from Santa Barbara to Chicago. Popular non-direct route for this connection is Santa Barbara Airport - Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport.
Airports in Chicago3 airportsThere are 3 airports near Chicago: Chicago O'Hare Intl (ORD), Chicago Midway (MDW), Chicago Greater Rockford (RFD)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Santa Barbara to Chicago

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

October

The cheapest time of year to fly to Chicago from Santa Barbara is October. Most expensive is March

What is the cheapest day to depart Santa Barbara for Chicago?

Thursday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Thursday. The most expensive is typically Sunday

When is the cheapest time to fly from Santa Barbara to Chicago?

in the evening

Santa Barbara to Chicago flights are approximately 20% more expensive in the afternoon than in the evening

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

Frontier

American Airlines, Delta, and Frontier are the most popular carriers operating from Santa Barbara to Chicago

What is the cheapest Santa Barbara to Chicago flight route?

Santa Barbara - Chicago O'Hare Intl

Fly from Santa Barbara to Chicago O'Hare Intl for the best Santa Barbara - Chicago flight prices

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

59 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from Santa Barbara to Chicago is approximately 59 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from Santa Barbara to Chicago

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Santa Barbara to Chicago by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
Oct 25
SBA1:20 pmSanta Barbara
34h 59m
2 stops
ORD12:19 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 28
ORD9:32 amChicago O'Hare Intl
29h 03m
1 stop
SBA2:35 pmSanta Barbara
Multiple Airlines
Nov 5
SBA12:20 pmSanta Barbara
30h 31m
2 stops
ORD6:51 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Nov 7
ORD1:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
11h 40m
2 stops
SBA11:40 amSanta Barbara
American Airlines
Oct 25
SBA1:37 pmSanta Barbara
19h 38m
1 stop
ORD9:15 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 27
ORD3:00 amChicago O'Hare Intl
7h 03m
1 stop
SBA10:03 amSanta Barbara
Multiple Airlines
Oct 15
SBA1:20 pmSanta Barbara
10h 59m
2 stops
ORD12:19 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 18
ORD2:30 amChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 05m
2 stops
SBA2:35 pmSanta Barbara
American Airlines
Nov 5
SBA2:59 pmSanta Barbara
13h 36m
1 stop
ORD4:35 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Nov 8
ORD3:37 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
16h 46m
2 stops
SBA8:23 amSanta Barbara
Multiple Airlines
Oct 11
SBA1:20 pmSanta Barbara
34h 59m
2 stops
ORD12:19 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 18
ORD2:30 amChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 05m
2 stops
SBA2:35 pmSanta Barbara

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Santa Barbara to Chicago

If you're looking for one-way flights from Santa Barbara to Chicago, view some of our deals below provided by American Airlines and United Airlines
Multiple Airlines
Nov 1
SBA1:20 pmSanta Barbara
29h 31m
2 stops
ORD6:51 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Oct 16
SBA1:20 pmSanta Barbara
27h 23m
1 stop
ORD4:43 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Nov 5
SBA12:20 pmSanta Barbara
30h 23m
3 stops
ORD6:43 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Search last-minute flights to Chicago from Santa Barbara

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from Santa Barbara to Chicago
American Airlines
Oct 1
SBA1:41 pmSanta Barbara
16h 32m
2 stops
ORD6:13 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 4
ORD5:07 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
21h 59m
2 stops
SBA3:06 pmSanta Barbara
United Airlines
Oct 4
SBA12:30 pmSanta Barbara
17h 15m
1 stop
ORD5:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jan 5
ORD5:50 amChicago O'Hare Intl
6h 30m
1 stop
SBA12:20 pmSanta Barbara
United Airlines
Oct 4
SBA4:30 amSanta Barbara
14h 01m
2 stops
ORD6:31 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Jan 5
ORD5:50 amChicago O'Hare Intl
6h 30m
1 stop
SBA12:20 pmSanta Barbara
American Airlines
Oct 4
SBA1:41 pmSanta Barbara
16h 32m
2 stops
ORD6:13 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jan 5
ORD10:54 amChicago O'Hare Intl
19h 23m
1 stop
SBA6:17 amSanta Barbara
American Airlines
Oct 4
SBA1:41 pmSanta Barbara
16h 32m
2 stops
ORD6:13 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Jan 5
ORD6:35 amChicago O'Hare Intl
12h 16m
2 stops
SBA6:51 pmSanta Barbara
United Airlines
Oct 1
SBA12:30 pmSanta Barbara
26h 46m
1 stop
ORD3:16 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Oct 4
ORD4:16 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
26h 59m
1 stop
SBA7:15 pmSanta Barbara

Best airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Chicago

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Santa Barbara to Chicago with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Frontier
PriceFrom $100
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.2
6.5

Boarding

5.9

Comfort

7.0

Crew

4.8

Entertainment

5.0

Food

Reviews

Not much enforcement of masks

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $127
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.3

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $184
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $214
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Not because the flight is going to Africa we can’t get better service on board

1 / 10

  • Are airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Chicago offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from Santa Barbara to Chicago are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travelers: United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta.

  • How far is Santa Barbara to Chicago by plane?

    A flight from Santa Barbara to Chicago will travel around 1804.1 mi. Typically, this will take 5h 35m by plane in normal conditions.


Can I fly to Chicago from Santa Barbara right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

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

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 Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Santa Barbara are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Can I fly back to Santa Barbara from Chicago?

Returning to Santa Barbara from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Santa Barbara.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Santa Barbara.

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

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