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Flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara, United States Last modified: Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

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Chicago to Santa Barbara Last modified: Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AM

We've scanned 26,771,905,517 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara. United & American frequently offer the best deals on Chicago to Santa Barbara flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

United
CHISBA
Fri 11/4
1 stop
SBACHI
Tue 11/8
1 stop
$332
Select
American
CHISBA
Sat 10/8
1 stop
SBACHI
Sat 10/22
1 stop
$345
Select
American
CHISBA
Tue 10/18
1 stop
SBACHI
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$345
Select
American
CHISBA
Thu 10/27
1 stop
SBACHI
Mon 10/31
1 stop
$345
Select
American
CHISBA
Thu 10/27
1 stop
SBACHI
Fri 11/4
1 stop
$345
Select
American
CHISBA
Fri 10/28
1 stop
SBACHI
Tue 11/1
1 stop
$345
Select
Alaska
CHISBA
Sat 1/14
2 stops
SBACHI
Mon 1/23
2 stops
$428
Select

How Much is a Flight from Chicago to Santa Barbara?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Santa Barbara, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $356.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Chicago to Santa Barbara based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Chicago to Santa Barbara?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Chicago to Santa Barbara.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $0 $752
7-14 days $0 $345
14-21 days $0 $345
21-30 days $0 $343
30-60 days $0 $332
60-90 days $0 $392
90+ days $0 $364

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Santa Barbara

We've examined 26,779,839,826 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Chicago to Santa Barbara is Friday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$384 $345 $343 $345 $332 $345 $392

Compare Flight Prices from Chicago to Santa Barbara by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Chicago to Santa Barbara flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Chicago Santa Barbara United 9/30/16 10/3/16 1 $752
October Chicago Santa Barbara United 10/26/16 11/4/16 2 $343
November Chicago Santa Barbara United 11/4/16 11/8/16 1 $332
December Chicago Santa Barbara American 12/9/16 12/11/16 1 $392
January Chicago Santa Barbara American 1/28/17 1/31/17 1 $364
February Chicago Santa Barbara American 2/1/17 2/5/17 1 $378
March Chicago Santa Barbara United 3/16/17 3/21/17 1 $460
April Chicago Santa Barbara United 4/17/17 4/23/17 1 $548

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Chicago to Santa Barbara. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$752
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$752 $526
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$526
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$384
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$384 $345
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$345

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara is $375.

The average price for direct flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara is not available.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Chicago to Santa Barbara. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara is not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara is $375.

Chicago to Santa Barbara Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Santa Barbara?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines in Chicago flying to Santa Barbara Last modified: Sep 28, 2016 1:00 AMNumber of routes searched: 67Number of itineraries searched: 33,767

Wondering which airlines fly out of Chicago to Santa Barbara? We've gathered the average price of Chicago airlines with flights to Santa Barbara. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Chicago to Santa Barbara
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
United SFO
American PHX
United LAX
American DFW
United DEN
American DFW / PHX
Alaska SEA / PDX
United LAS / SFO
United SEA / SFO
American LAX / PHX
Alaska SEA
American IND / PHX
Alaska LAX / PDX
Alaska PDX / SEA
Alaska SFO / PDX

Chicago to Santa Barbara Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Chicago and Santa Barbara. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $110
Flights from Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Spirit, United, Virgin America $97
Flights from Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $117
Flights from Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Spirit, United $99
Flights from Chicago to San Diego American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $127
Flights from Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $107
Flights from Chicago to Burbank American, Alaska, Delta, United $232
Flights from Chicago to Long Beach American, Delta $277
Flights from Chicago to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $154
Flights from Chicago to Ontario American, Alaska, Delta, United $184
Flights from Chicago to San Jose American, Alaska, Delta $237
Flights from Chicago to Denver American, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $80
Flights from Chicago to Seattle American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $127
Flights from Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, Spirit, United $81
Flights from Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $107
Flights from Chicago to Oakland American, Alaska, Delta, Spirit $187
Flights from Chicago to Sacramento American, Alaska, Delta, United $264
Flights from Chicago to Palm Springs American, Alaska, Delta, United, Virgin America $298
Flights from Chicago to Fresno American, Alaska, Delta, United $290
Flights from Chicago to Houston American, Delta, Spirit, United $81

Cheap Domestic Flights to Santa Barbara - SBA

Cheap Flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara