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Chicago to Santa Barbara Flights

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Selected fares from Chicago to Santa Barbara

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI SBA Sat, Dec 13 - Tue, Dec 16 $407
CHI SBA Wed, Dec 10 - Sat, Dec 13 $407
CHI SBA Sat, Dec 13 - Tue, Dec 16 $483
CHI SBA Wed, Dec 10 - Sat, Dec 13 $693

Chicago and Santa Barbara airports and terminals

Airports in Chicago IL, US
map of airports in Chicago
  • 1

    Midway Airport (MDW)

    Distance from City Center: 9.5 miles

  • 2

    O'Hare Airport (ORD)

    Distance from City Center: 15.1 miles

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Airports in Santa Barbara CA, US
map of airports in Santa Barbara
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    Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)

    Distance from City Center: 7.7 miles

  • 2

    Los Angeles Airport, El Segundo (LAX)

    Distance from City Center: 81.3 miles

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Featured Santa Barbara Airport Hotels

Hotel only $109

Radisson Hotel Santa Maria

3 stars
3.9 / 5 25 reviews

3455 Skyway Drive Map

Save 20% on your stay

...Award-winning hotel next to Santa Maria Public Airport.... Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (64.5 mi/103.8 km) Attractions Santa Maria Museum of Flight (1.5 mi/2.4 km).... More

Hotel only $97

Super 8 Santa Barbara/Goleta

2 stars
2.9 / 5 35 reviews

6021 Hollister Ave Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

...Santa Barbara Airport is just over a mile away, and families with students at the University of California, Santa Barbara (just over three miles away) often stay at the Super 8 Santa... More

Hotel only $89

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

1 star
3.0 / 5 72 reviews

5897 Calle Real Map

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta is located within walking distance area dining.... More

Hotel only $170

Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta

3 stars
4.1 / 5 25 reviews

5665 Hollister Ave. Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

...Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (1.7 mi/2.7 km).... Located near the "Silicon Beach" area and Goleta Beach, the Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta is also a short drive from the Santa Barbara... More

Hotel only $169

The Goodland

4 stars
3.3 / 5 10 reviews

5650 Calle Real Map

Save 40% on your stay

...The hotel offers easy highway accessibility, and is close to the University of California, Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.... More

Hotel only $189

Pacifica Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 35 reviews

5490 Hollister Ave. Map

...The free cooked-to-order breakfast, airport shuttle, and weekday wine and cheese receptions keep guests returning.... Transportation Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (1.9 mi/3.1 km).... More

December

Cheapest weekend flights in December from Chicago to Santa Barbara

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Dec 4 Chicago (ORD) Santa Barbara (SBA) United Airlines $486
Earn $4.86
Return Sun, Dec 7 Santa Barbara (SBA) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in December from Chicago to Santa Barbara

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Dec 10 Chicago (ORD) Santa Barbara (SBA) United Airlines $407
Earn $4.07
Return Sat, Dec 13 Santa Barbara (SBA) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines
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January

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from Chicago to Santa Barbara

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jan 1 Chicago (ORD) Santa Barbara (SBA) United Airlines $429
Earn $4.29
Return Wed, Jan 7 Santa Barbara (SBA) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines
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Finding Flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara

Airports in Chicago

The city of Chicago is primarily served by two international airports. Travelers looking for low-fare flights from Chicago can use Orbitz.com to find flights from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located on the city's southwest side, approximately eight miles from Chicago's Loop. O'Hare serves as a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines, and Midway is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Chicago Airport Parking

Daily, hourly, and valet parking are available at O'Hare. Rates vary from $2.00 to $10.00 per hour. An economy parking lot is also available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. Similar parking options and rates apply at Midway.

Chicago Airport Transportation

There are numerous transportation options for getting to and from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare can be accessed via regional trains, buses, and local mass transit lines. The CTA Blue Line offers a fast and convenient transportation option to and from this airport. Midway is served by the CTA Orange Line. Car rental services are available at both airports, and travelers can quickly book car rental services at either airport using Orbitz.com.

Chicago Airport Restaurants

Both O'Hare and Midway offer a variety of restaurant options for travelers. Restaurants located in both airports include Starbuck's Coffee, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Chili's, Cinnabon, and Dunkin Donuts, making it easy for visitors to grab a quick breakfast, snack, or meal. By using Orbitz.com, travelers can quickly and easily find low-fare flights from Chicago.

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport

Warm temperatures and year-round sunshine lead a large number of visitors to head to Santa Barbara. If you keep finding flights to Santa Barbara that are already full, head to Orbitz.com. With thousands of flights and other travel deals available, you can always find what you need. The website offers flights to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, which is only seven miles from downtown. Five airlines operate out of the airport, providing domestic flights across the country. More than 30 flights leave the airport every day.

How to Get to Your Hotel

Getting to your hotel shouldn't be a hassle. American Taxi, Yellow Cab, Rose Cab, and several other cab companies offer pickup at the airport; expect to pay about $15 to $20 for a ride. If you stay at the Holiday Inn or Hyatt hotels, you have access to free shuttle service from the airport. Alamo, Budget, Avis, and Enterprise are just a few of the rental car companies operating out of the airport. Car rentals cost about $20 to $30 a day.

Weather and Climate in Santa Barbara

Temperatures in the high 40s and 50s are common during the winter, while temperatures can easily reach the mid-70s in the summer with a possibility of storms. These moderate year-round temperatures make the city appealing to travelers.

Fun Festivals and Events

Finding cheap things to do in Santa Barbara is easy. The city holds several festivals every year, including the Fiesta, the French Festival, and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Let Orbitz.com help you book your flights to Santa Barbara and all your other travel needs.