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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara, CA, United States - CHI to SBA

Popular flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 $622
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 22, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 $472
May 28, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $472
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 $472
Jul 26, 2016 Aug 2, 2016 $472
Aug 3, 2016 Aug 7, 2016 $472
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 20, 2016 May 27, 2016 $426
May 21, 2016 May 28, 2016 $426
May 28, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $426
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 17, 2016 $426
Jun 30, 2016 Jul 9, 2016 $426

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Chicago to Santa Barbara (CHI to SBA)?

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 $458.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Chicago to Santa Barbara (CHI to SBA)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Santa Barbara

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Chicago to Santa Barbara.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$605 $449 $426 $426 $426 $426 $449

TIPSave $457 by flying into Los Angeles instead of Santa Barbara from Chicago

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara (CHI to SBA)

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 $282.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara is $519.

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: Denver, CO

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Santa Barbara (CHI to SBA)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to Santa Barbara with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara.

Chicago to Santa Barbara
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American DFW X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X
United DEN X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Chicago and Santa Barbara, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $167
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $97
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $187
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $94
Chicago to San Diego American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $167
Chicago to Phoenix American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $127
Chicago to Burbank American, Alaska, United $274
Chicago to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $300
Chicago to Santa Ana American, Alaska, Frontier, United $248
Chicago to Ontario American, Alaska, United $204
Chicago to San Jose American, Alaska, United $240
Chicago to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Chicago to Seattle American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $196
Chicago to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $87
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $132
Chicago to Oakland American, Alaska, Spirit, United $182
Chicago to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $280
Chicago to Palm Springs American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $362
Chicago to Fresno American, Alaska, United $338
Chicago to Houston American, Spirit, United $116

Cheap Domestic Flights to Santa Barbara - SBA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Milwaukee to Santa Barbara American, Alaska, United $386
Indianapolis to Santa Barbara American, Alaska, United $472
Madison to Santa Barbara American, Alaska, United $581
Grand Rapids to Santa Barbara American, Alaska, United $540
Appleton to Santa Barbara Alaska, United $608
Green Bay to Santa Barbara American, Alaska, United Check Dates
Milwaukee to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $261
Indianapolis to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, United $204
Grand Rapids to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $360
Indianapolis to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, United $244
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara, CA, United States, from $426 Round trip from CHI to SBA