Cheap flights to Santa Barbara

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Flights to Santa Barbara in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price£460Average for return flights in December 2021
Return from£264From London to Los Angeles

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara in December, January 2021

The best prices found for LAX flights for December, January
5 Jan - 4 Apr
LHR

London Heathrow

SBA

Santa Barbara

2 stops

39h 10m
SBA

Santa Barbara

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

25h 16m
£816

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 30/11/21

5 Jan - 4 Apr
LHR

London Heathrow

SBA

Santa Barbara

2 stops

27h 26m
SBA

Santa Barbara

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

14h 21m
£883

Finnair

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Deal found 30/11/21

5 Jan - 4 Apr
LHR

London Heathrow

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

15h 08m
SBA

Santa Barbara

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 41m
£1,105

Lufthansa

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Deal found 30/11/21

Santa Barbara 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara found for this year
2 Dec - 16 Dec
LHR

London Heathrow

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

18h 35m
SBA

Santa Barbara

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 50m
£3,022

American Airlines

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Deal found 2/12/21

2 Dec - 16 Dec
LHR

London Heathrow

SBA

Santa Barbara

1 stop

18h 35m
SBA

Santa Barbara

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 50m
£3,024

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/12/21

2 Dec - 16 Dec
LHR

London Heathrow

SBA

Santa Barbara

2 stops

18h 01m
SBA

Santa Barbara

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 50m
£3,025

American Airlines

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Deal found 2/12/21

Can I fly to Santa Barbara from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Santa Barbara

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

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

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

Can I fly back to United Kingdom from Santa Barbara?

Returning to United Kingdom from Santa Barbara

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 United Kingdom.

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

When is the best time to fly to Santa Barbara?

Average Santa Barbara flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

LON - LAX

Price

£298 - £684

LAX

Temperature

14 - 23 °C

LAX

Precipitation

0 - 87 mm

Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, May is seen as the time to fly to Santa Barbara, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Santa Barbara, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being February.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Santa Barbara?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Santa Barbara. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Santa Barbara?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Santa Barbara trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

One thing is for sure, you’ll have no problem relaxing in Santa Barbara. The pretty red roofs, white stucco houses And Mediterranean style homes with Spanish influence make travellers on flights to Santa Barbara feel like they stepped into a European paradise. Alas, settled neatly along the Pacific Ocean, this California hot-spot is merely a seaside haven heavily influenced by its historical forefathers. 

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara doesn’t lack in scenery. Between the yachting enthusiasts, retirees, and lively college students from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), you can’t help but feel comfortable among all the different lifestyles that converge under one sun. Cultural institutions, Spanish and Native American influenced architecture, and a vast array of shopping and nightlife are sure to please even the weariest of travellers. 

And of course, no matter when you book your flight to Santa Barbara, you’ll be completely enamoured with its central coast location and jaw-dropping views. So kick back, grab a cocktail, and enjoy the blissful weather, friendly environment, and palm-tree filled scenery that graces Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara climate

Sunny days and mild evenings are the norm here, so booking a Santa Barbara flight is easy any time of the year. Its unique location allows it to sneak passed inclement weather almost all year round. With mountains to the east, and surrounding coastlines running east and west, Santa Barbara typically sits pretty at around 21 degrees, raising slightly in the summer, and dipping slightly in the winter. Its coastal climate allows for undying sunlight and soft breezes that create the perfect beachside getaway. 

When is the best time to fly to Santa Barbara?

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, there’s really better time to book flights to Santa Barbara than the present.

Peak Season:

If you plan on spending most of your time on the beach, then book your Santa Barbara flight in the summer time (June to August), when temperatures reach in the mid-20s, and there’s little rainfall. 

Off-peak Season:

Since there is no real off-season here, it’s easy to find cheap flights to Santa Barbara any time of the year.

What is good to know if travelling to Santa Barbara?

Botanic Garden: If you’re booking flights to Santa Barbara and are aching to spend some quality time traipsing in the natural world, look no further than the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Set on a glorious 65-acre garden, the entire area is full of native flora and fauna for strollers to see. Five trails of cacti, redwoods, and wildflowers are arranged for different experiences, depending on your physical abilities. Easy flat walks are supplemented by narrower, hilly trails. If you’re spending the entire afternoon, make sure to take a tour of Lotusland, where explanations of each species and arrangement are given. Canine friends are welcome, as long as they are well behaved and on leashes. 

Zoo: If the kids are restless after the long flight to Santa Barbara, then the zoo is the perfect place to unleash some energy. From preying cats to lively monkeys and slow-moving elephants to and graceful giraffes, animals of all sorts will captivate travellers of any age. It’s the penguins, however, that seem to steal the show as they flap around their territories. The squeamish should probably avoid the interactive insect room (with bugs like cockroaches and African millipedes). Intertwined with beautiful gardens, the zoo can also be a nice place for a peaceful walk in the daytime. 

Stearn’s Wharf: Just right for any time of day, Stearn’s Wharf can be serene in the morning, bustling in the afternoon, and thrilling in the evening. Jutting out of the southern part of the city, the coastal hot spot was built in 1872 by John Peck Stearn and is known today to be the oldest continuously operating wharf on the West Coast. Partially destroyed by fires in 1998, it has been fully restored and perfected for visitors. If you book a flight to Santa Barbara craving a little ocean side fun, then Stearn’s Wharf is the quintessential place to walk around for hours, and watch the lights come on at dusk. 

Beaches: Whether you’re planning your Santa Barbara travel alone, with friends, or with the whole family, everyone can agree on spending a day at the beach. For fun in the sun, Carpinteria State Beach is a great place to sunbathe, fly a kite, or go swimming. Known for its shallow, calm waters that run for hundreds of feet, Carpinteria has always been deemed one of the safest beaches for children and families to visit. Stroll the mile-long shoreline and back in the sun’s rays to truly enjoy the outdoors.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Santa Barbara?

Most people fly into Santa Barbara (SBA) if they book a flight to Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara is conveniently located just 8.0 mi from Santa Barbara’s city centre.