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Fares from $121 One Way, $201 Round Trip from Phoenix to Santa Barbara

Prices starting at $201 for return flights and $121 for one-way flights to Santa Barbara were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To Santa Barbara from Phoenix

Route Information for Flights from Phoenix to Santa Barbara

Origin Airport IATA CodePHX
Destination Airport IATA CodeSBA
Distance453 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival5:45PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival3:18AM UTC

Flights Review

Jan 29, 2020

I had leg room!. Loved it!!

Dec 9, 2019

We had a very tight connection in Phoenix, due to late arrival and departure of earlier flight from Atlanta> Phoenix. The Gate agent in Phoenix said she could not call for an electric cart. My husband has a heart condition and simply cannot run from A gates to distant B gates. Fortunately, my husband encountered an available electric cart and was able to get to the gate and we made our connection. What good is having those electric carts if there is no obvious way for a passenger to call one and the airline apparently cannot.

Dec 4, 2019

Did not get to pick my seat, however the plane was not full so I moved to a better seat!

Mar 27, 2018

They over sold my seat which is not good but they got me on board so it was ok in the end.

Mar 19, 2018

WiFi didn’t work well

Find Cheap Flights from Phoenix to Santa Barbara

Phoenix

Situated near the central area of Phoenix and just three miles from the city's business district, the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. Orbitz.com provides a wide range of choices for those who want cheap flights from Phoenix. With carriers like British Airways, Air Canada, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines operating out of the airport, you can find both domestic and international flights. The airport has four terminals, and it offers flights to more than 100 destinations.

Transportation to Sky Harbor

Do not forget to add transportation to your trip planner. The metro light rail has a stop located near the airport, and it only costs a few dollars to ride the rail. The airport provides its own shuttle, which makes a stop at the rail stop. You can ride the shuttle to any one of the terminals. Mayflower Cab, AAA/Yellow Cab, and Apache Taxi are also available. The taxis charge $5 for the first mile and $2.30 for each additional mile with a minimum of $15 per ride.

Airport Parking Choices

Sky Harbor offers four parking areas for those who drive to the airport, and these options include uncovered parking and parking garages. Long-term parking ranges in price from $9 to $11 per day, while the hourly garages charge $4 per hour or $25 per day.

Grab a Meal

If you have some time to waste before your flight leaves, you can visit one of the restaurants at the airport. These restaurants can fit any budget because there are cheaper places like Wendy's and sit-down eateries like Round Table Pizza and Paradise Bakery Cafe. With Orbitz.com, you can plan every detail of your trip. Not only can you find cheap flights from Phoenix but you can also look for rental cars, hotels, and things you need for your trip.

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.

Flights from Phoenix to Santa Barbara - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Phoenix to Santa Barbara?

Work out your ideal travel dates, because there is. You can get from Phoenix to Santa Barbara in one simple journey with American Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Phoenix to Santa Barbara?

It can take as little as 1 hour and 26 minutes to jet from Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal). Buckle up and enjoy those window views, because you'll be stepping off the plane before long.

What airlines fly from Phoenix (and vicinity) to Santa Barbara (and vicinity) most frequently?

American Airlines offers the most services from Phoenix (and vicinity) to Santa Barbara (and vicinity), with 101 flights each month.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Santa Barbara?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Santa Barbara have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Santa Barbara with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Santa Barbara without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.