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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

SFO — SBA
29 May — 5 Jun1
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Cheap flight deals from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 24 May 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

September

Average price

£265

Round-trip from

£430
High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in May 2024
From San Francisco to Santa Barbara

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 30 days in advance, which can save you up to 55% on flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 30 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at £109. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £149.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Santa Barbara from San Francisco average £116. You can even find prices in April for less than £116, as users have found deals to Santa Barbara from as low as £35. The month of November appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Santa Barbara from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 14%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara (SFO - SBA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara as you normally would.

When is the best time to book a flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Price data was last updated on 22 May 2024.
Booking 56 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Price data was last updated on 19 May 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their San Francisco to Santa Barbara flight should consider departing on Friday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to Santa Barbara from San Francisco with our price prediction graph.
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Rates are based on past data. Find the cheapest month and day to book your flight based on your travel requirements, then search for cheap deals.

Temperature and rainfall in Santa Barbara by month

Plan your trip to Santa Barbara by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

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Temperature

14 - 23 °C

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.
  • What days are direct flights available from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

    Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

  • How popular is this San Francisco to Santa Barbara flight route?

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

    Travellers can expect 13 flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara on average per day.
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

  • What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

    No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara consider choosing SkyWest Airlines (91%), United Airlines (89%) or Copa Airlines (84%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

  • What does SFO to SBA mean?

    San Francisco Airport is SFO and Santa Barbara Airport is SBA. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your San Francisco to Santa Barbara flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter San Francisco to Santa Barbara flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on San Francisco to Santa Barbara flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from San Francisco to Santa Barbara offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on San Francisco to Santa Barbara flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

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Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Find hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated 24 May 2024.
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Weekly flight availability from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Explore weekly flight availability from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated 24 May 2024.
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