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Airfares from $60 One Way, $130 Round Trip from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Prices starting at $130 for return flights and $60 for one-way flights to San Francisco 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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Route Information for Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA Code SBA
Destination Airport IATA Code SJC
Distance 262 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Air Canada, Copa Airlines, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 5:25PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 3:37AM UTC

Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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.

San Francisco International Airport

The San Francisco International Airport is located on South Spruce Avenue, approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Because the airport is one of the world's busiest airports, it houses numerous airline hubs. Air Berlin, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, US Airways, Asiana Airways and numerous other airlines offer flights to San Francisco. If you're traveling on a strict budget, you can find bargain prices on tickets by booking your flight through Orbitz.com.

Transportation From the Airport

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system runs from the San Francisco International Airport to downtown San Francisco, and tickets cost approximately $7. SamTrans Public Bus Services also runs between the airport and downtown. Bus stops are located at the baggage claim in Terminals 2 and 3, and at Courtyard A in the International Terminal. You can also use Orbitz.com to rent a car for the duration of your trip. The airport offers a free shuttle service to take passengers from the airport terminal to the rental car center.

Weather in San Francisco

San Francisco has temperatures that range from 46 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The off-peak travel season runs from the beginning of December to the end of February. It rains more frequently during this time, but the temperature is still warm enough to tolerate the rain. If you book your trip through Orbitz.com during the off-peak travel season, you'll save money on your airline tickets.

Highlights and Attractions

Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and Alcatraz are some major attractions in the San Francisco area. Orbitz.com does more than find you flights to San Francisco. The website has the information you need to plan your entire itinerary. You can purchase tickets to major attractions or make reservations to take a guided city tour.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco now?
If you’re baffled about quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when flying from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, go right to the Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
Are there non-stop flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?
Yes, United Airlines flies direct from SBA to San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), so you’ll be hitting the tarmac and starting your big adventure before you know it.
What is the shortest flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?
It can take just 2 hours and 25 minutes to travel from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) to SJC. Buckle up and enjoy the ride, because you’ll be strolling through arrivals in a heartbeat.
What airlines fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco most frequently?
Plan your Santa Barbara to San Francisco trip with a United Airlines flight. With 121 every month, this airline offers the most flights between these two destinations.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to San Francisco?
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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to San Francisco 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 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. 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 from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.