Chicago to Santa Barbara Flights
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.
Cheap flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara
Highlighted price = Cheapest round-trip flights
Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)
Cheapest weekend flights in January from Chicago to Santa Barbara
|Leave Thu, Jan 16||Chicago (ORD)||Santa Barbara (SBA)||United Airlines||
|Return Mon, Jan 20||Santa Barbara (SBA)||Chicago (ORD)||United Airlines|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from Chicago to Santa Barbara
|Leave Wed, Jan 15||Chicago (ORD)||Santa Barbara (SBA)||United Airlines||
|Return Thu, Jan 16||Santa Barbara (SBA)||Chicago (ORD)||United Airlines|
Cheapest weekend flights in February from Chicago to Santa Barbara
|Leave Thu, Feb 27||Chicago (ORD)||Santa Barbara (SBA)||United Airlines||
|Return Sat, Mar 1||Santa Barbara (SBA)||Chicago (ORD)||United Airlines|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from Chicago to Santa Barbara
|Leave Sat, Feb 8||Chicago (ORD)||Santa Barbara (SBA)||United Airlines||
|Return Tue, Feb 11||Santa Barbara (SBA)||Chicago (ORD)||United Airlines|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from Chicago to Santa Barbara
|Leave Mon, Mar 3||Chicago (MDW)||Santa Barbara (SBA)||Frontier Airlines||
|Return Fri, Mar 7||Santa Barbara (SBA)||Chicago (MDW)||Frontier Airlines|
Lowest round trip fares by airline from Chicago and Santa Barbara
|Frontier Airlines||CHI||SBA||Mon, Mar 3 - Fri, Mar 7||$264|
|United Airlines||CHI||SBA||Wed, Jan 15 - Mon, Jan 20||$352|
|American Airlines||CHI||SBA||Tue, Apr 1 - Tue, Apr 8||$364|
|US Airways||CHI||SBA||Mon, Mar 3 - Fri, Mar 7||$416|
|Alaska Airlines||CHI||SBA||Sun, Jan 5 - Sat, Jan 11||$925|
Chicago and Santa Barbara airports and terminals
Airports in ChicagoIL, US
Midway Airport (MDW)
Distance from City Center: 9.5 miles
O'Hare Airport (ORD)
Distance from City Center: 15.1 miles
Flight schedule for flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara on Fri, Dec 13, 2013
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight time|
|US Airways/US Airways||US602/US2760||ORD||5:00 AM||SBA||9:15 AM||321/CR9||6hr 15min|
|United Airlines/United Airlines||UA204/UA5373||ORD||7:00 AM||SBA||11:20 AM||752/EM2||6hr 20min|
|US Airways/US Airways||US6669/US7857||ORD||7:00 AM||SBA||11:20 AM||752/EM2||6hr 20min|
|US Airways/US Airways||US424/US2780||ORD||6:59 AM||SBA||11:40 AM||321/CR9||6hr 41min|
|American Airlines/American Airlines||AA1047/AA2627||ORD||7:25 AM||SBA||11:45 AM||738/CRJ||6hr 20min|
|United Airlines/American Airlines||UA204/AA2627||ORD||7:00 AM||SBA||11:45 AM||752/CRJ||6hr 45min|
|US Airways/American Airlines||US6669/AA2627||ORD||7:00 AM||SBA||11:45 AM||752/CRJ||6hr 45min|
|American Airlines/United Airlines||AA1063/UA5362||ORD||9:15 AM||SBA||1:47 PM||738/EM2||6hr 32min|
|American Airlines/US Airways||AA1063/US6981||ORD||9:15 AM||SBA||1:47 PM||738/EM2||6hr 32min|
|United Airlines/United Airlines||UA1167/UA5362||ORD||8:06 AM||SBA||1:47 PM||739/EM2||7hr 41min|
|United Airlines/US Airways||UA1167/US6981||ORD||8:06 AM||SBA||1:47 PM||739/EM2||7hr 41min|
|United Airlines/United Airlines||UA1517/UA5362||ORD||9:44 AM||SBA||1:47 PM||739/EM2||6hr 3min|
|US Airways/United Airlines||US6380/UA5362||ORD||8:06 AM||SBA||1:47 PM||739/EM2||7hr 41min|
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