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San Francisco to Santa Barbara Flights

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Selected fares from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO SBA Tue, Sep 23 - Fri, Sep 26 $318
SFO SBA Thu, Oct 30 - Mon, Nov 3 $333
SFO SBA Fri, Aug 22 - Sat, Aug 23 $403
SFO SBA Thu, Oct 30 - Mon, Nov 3 $464
SFO SBA Tue, Sep 23 - Fri, Sep 26 $469

San Francisco and Santa Barbara airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US
map of airports in San Francisco
  • 1

    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to SBA

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 3 United Airlines
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Airports in Santa Barbara CA, US
map of airports in Santa Barbara
  • 1

    Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)

    Distance from City Center: 7.7 miles

    Carriers for flights from SFO to SBA

    Carriers
    United Airlines
  • 2

    Los Angeles Airport, El Segundo (LAX)

    Distance from City Center: 81.3 miles

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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

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Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)

Featured Santa Barbara Airport Hotels

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Radisson Hotel Santa Maria

3 stars
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Super 8 Santa Barbara/Goleta

2 stars
2.7 / 5 58 reviews

6021 Hollister Ave Map

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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

1 star
3.0 / 5 103 reviews

5897 Calle Real Map

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Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta

3 stars
4.1 / 5 39 reviews

5665 Hollister Ave. Map

...Located near the "Silicon Beach" area and Goleta Beach, the Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta is also a short drive from the Santa Barbara Airport and the University of California, Santa... More

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Hotel Goleta - Santa Barbara

4 stars
3.2 / 5 140 reviews

5650 Calle Real Map

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Pacifica Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 56 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

August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Aug 22 San Francisco (SFO) Santa Barbara (SBA) US Airways $353
Earn $3.53
Return Sat, Aug 23 Santa Barbara (SBA) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Aug 22 San Francisco (SFO) Santa Barbara (SBA) US Airways $353
Earn $3.53
Return Sat, Aug 23 Santa Barbara (SBA) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways

Best one-week trip in August from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Aug 11 San Francisco (SFO) Santa Barbara (SBA) United Airlines $430
Earn $4.30
Return Mon, Aug 18 Santa Barbara (SBA) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Sep 26 San Francisco (SFO) Santa Barbara (SBA) Frontier Airlines $378
Earn $3.78
Return Sat, Sep 27 Santa Barbara (SBA) San Francisco (SFO) Frontier Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 23 San Francisco (SFO) Santa Barbara (SBA) US Airways $318
Earn $3.18
Return Fri, Sep 26 Santa Barbara (SBA) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways
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October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Oct 30 San Francisco (SFO) Santa Barbara (SBA) US Airways $318
Earn $3.18
Return Mon, Nov 3 Santa Barbara (SBA) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Oct 30 San Francisco (SFO) Santa Barbara (SBA) US Airways $318
Earn $3.18
Return Mon, Nov 3 Santa Barbara (SBA) San Francisco (SFO) US Airways
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Finding Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

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.

Interesting facts about flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara

    • 3 direct flights are operating from San Francisco to Santa Barbara today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 1h 25m.
    • United Airlines flight 6313 (6:00 AM GMT, Canadair Regional Jet) is today's earliest available flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara.
    • United Airlines flight 5648 (5:35 PM GMT, Embraer 120 Brasilia) is today's latest available flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara (United Airlines flight 6313, Canadair Regional Jet) takes 1h 17m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara (United Airlines flight 5647, Embraer 120 Brasilia) takes 1h 29m.
    • Flights from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Los Angeles Airport, El Segundo (LAX), Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) are available for this route.

Aircraft options between San Francisco and Santa Barbara

Equipment Carrier
Canadair Regional Jet United Airlines
Embraer 120 Brasilia United Airlines