Flights from Santa Barbara to Chicago

Selected fares from Santa Barbara to Chicago

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SBA CHI Wed, May 13 - Sat, May 16 $354
SBA CHI Wed, May 13 - Sat, May 16 $354
SBA CHI Fri, Oct 2 - Mon, Oct 5 $364
SBA CHI Fri, Oct 2 - Mon, Oct 5 $624

Santa Barbara and Chicago airports and terminals

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

  • 2

    Los Angeles Airport, El Segundo (LAX)

    Distance from City Center: 81.3 miles

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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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May

Cheapest weekend flights in May from Santa Barbara to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 8 Santa Barbara (SBA) Chicago (ORD) US Airways $364
Earn $3.64
Return Mon, May 11 Chicago (ORD) Santa Barbara (SBA) US Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from Santa Barbara to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, May 13 Santa Barbara (SBA) Chicago (ORD) US Airways $354
Earn $3.54
Return Sat, May 16 Chicago (ORD) Santa Barbara (SBA) US Airways
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Santa Barbara to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jun 26 Santa Barbara (SBA) Chicago (ORD) US Airways $582
Earn $5.82
Return Mon, Jun 29 Chicago (ORD) Santa Barbara (SBA) US Airways

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Leave Tue, Jun 30 Santa Barbara (SBA) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $522
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Return Tue, Jul 7 Chicago (ORD) Santa Barbara (SBA) United Airlines

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Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 30 Santa Barbara (SBA) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines $522
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Return Tue, Jul 7 Chicago (ORD) Santa Barbara (SBA) United Airlines
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from Santa Barbara to Chicago

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jul 16 Santa Barbara (SBA) Chicago (ORD) American Airlines $582
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Return Mon, Jul 20 Chicago (ORD) Santa Barbara (SBA) American Airlines

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Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jul 1 Santa Barbara (SBA) Chicago (ORD) US Airways $552
Earn $5.52
Return Mon, Jul 20 Chicago (ORD) Santa Barbara (SBA) US Airways
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Flights to Chicago

Santa Barbara Airport Information

Orbitz.com can help you find flights from Santa Barbara, CA, for your next trip. The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is located at 500 Fowler Road, about seven miles from downtown. Alaska, American, Frontier, US Airways and United provide domestic and international flights, and a new terminal was opened at the airport in August 2011.

Airport Parking Fees

The airport offers both short- and long-term parking. Fees are $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour, with a daily maximum of $9 to $12. All major credit cards are accepted. Parking lot 2 has free shuttle service to the terminal 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ground Transportation Information

If you would prefer not to leave your car at the airport, metered taxis are available. Fares vary among different taxi companies. Bus rides cost $1.75 per trip; a bus stop is located on Moffett Road across from the terminal. Let Orbitz.com help you find budget air travel and ground transportation.

Santa Barbara Airport Restaurants

Costa Terraza Restaurant & Tapas Bar is located on the second floor for ticketed passengers who want to grab a bite to eat while waiting. On the first floor, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf snack bar is available outside the security area. The airport also has a gift shop. While waiting to depart, look to Orbitz.com to find flights from Santa Barbara for your next trip.

Airports in Chicago

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is located on West O'Hare, approximately 18 miles from downtown Chicago. It has hubs for every major airline that offers flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, British Airways and JetBlue. The Chicago Midway International Airport is located on South Cicero Avenue, approximately 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Seven airlines service Midway airport, including Air Tran, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flights arriving at both airports so you get the best prices.

Transportation from the Airport

Both airports offer public transportation via Chicago's elevated train system. The tickets cost $2.25, or you can purchase an all-day pass for $5.75. Taxi services are also available from both airports. Cab fares to downtown Chicago range from $35 to $45. If you want to rent a car for the duration of your stay, Orbitz.com can reserve a vehicle for you. Both airports have onsite rental car facilities.

Weather in Chicago

Summer temperatures in Chicago range from 66 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperatures during the winter months range from 18 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicago is prone to heavy snowfall during the winter months, so most vacationers travel to Chicago during the summer. However, if you use Orbitz.com and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.

Highlights and Attractions

Orbitz.com not only helps you find cheap flights to Chicago, but can also help you purchase tickets to the Sears Tower or make reservations for guided city tours.

Flight schedule for flights from Santa Barbara to Chicago on Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines/US Airways AA2793/US486 SBA 4:20 PM ORD 12:08 AM CRJ/321 5hr 48min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA2793/AA486 SBA 4:20 PM ORD 12:08 AM CRJ/321 5hr 48min
United Airlines/American Airlines UA5615/AA1522 SBA 8:23 PM ORD 6:04 AM CRJ/738 7hr 41min
United Airlines/US Airways UA5615/US1522 SBA 8:23 PM ORD 6:04 AM CRJ/738 7hr 41min
United Airlines/US Airways UA5482/US4348 SBA 5:45 AM ORD 2:21 PM CR7/E75 6hr 36min
American Airlines/US Airways AA2780/US1444 SBA 6:25 AM ORD 4:08 PM CR9/738 7hr 43min
US Airways/US Airways US2780/US1444 SBA 6:25 AM ORD 4:08 PM CR9/738 7hr 43min
American Airlines/US Airways AA2780/US4369 SBA 6:25 AM ORD 5:30 PM CR9/E75 9hr 5min
US Airways/US Airways US2780/US4369 SBA 6:25 AM ORD 5:30 PM CR9/E75 9hr 5min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA2786/AA895 SBA 9:55 AM ORD 5:59 PM CR9/321 6hr 4min
US Airways/American Airlines US2786/AA895 SBA 9:55 AM ORD 5:59 PM CR9/321 6hr 4min
American Airlines/US Airways AA5527/US165 SBA 12:20 PM ORD 8:36 PM CR9/738 6hr 16min
United Airlines/American Airlines UA6286/AA201 SBA 10:32 AM ORD 8:40 PM CRJ/738 8hr 8min