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Washington DC to Santa Barbara Flights

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Washington DC and Santa Barbara airports and terminals

Airports in Washington DC DC, US
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    Reagan National Airport (DCA)

    Distance from City Center: 3 miles

  • 2

    Dulles Airport (IAD)

    Distance from City Center: 22.3 miles

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

    Distance from City Center: 7.7 miles

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    Los Angeles Airport, El Segundo (LAX)

    Distance from City Center: 81.3 miles

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Cheap flights from Washington DC to Santa Barbara

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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
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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

1 star
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Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta

3 stars
4.1 / 5 25 reviews

5665 Hollister Ave. Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

...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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The Goodland a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
3.4 / 5 11 reviews

5650 Calle Real Map

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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

Lowest roundtrip airfare in December from Washington DC to Santa Barbara

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Dec 19 Washington DC (DCA) Santa Barbara (SBA) Frontier Airlines $1,086
Earn $10.86
Return Sat, Dec 27 Santa Barbara (SBA) Washington DC (DCA) Frontier Airlines
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Flights to Santa Barbara

The Best DC Airports

Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.

Long-Term Parking Options

The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.

Public Transportation Choices

The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.

Places to Eat

Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.

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.