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Cheap Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, CA, United States - SBA to SFO Last modified: May 30, 2016 7:41 PM

Popular flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco Last modified: May 30, 2016 7:41 PM

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.

United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 16, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $366

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco (SBA to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $411.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco (SBA to SFO)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Santa Barbara to San Francisco 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.

How far in advance should you book flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $739 $681
7-14 days $549 $513
14-21 days $433 $385
21-30 days $373 $373
30-60 days $373 $373
60-90 days $373 $369
90+ days $373 $366

Cheapest Day To Fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$373 $424 $373 $587 $373 $373 $369

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$739
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$739 $587
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$587
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$433
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$433

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco (SBA to SFO)

Your Santa Barbara to San Francisco flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing 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 Santa Barbara to San Francisco is $373.

The average price for non-stop flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is $373.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.

Nonstop Flight Details from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 7 8 8 8 8 4 6 06:00 21:05

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco (SBA to SFO)

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 Santa Barbara to San Francisco. 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 Santa Barbara to San Francisco is $212.

The average price for round trip flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is $373.

Santa Barbara to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Santa Barbara to San Francisco flight time is an hour and 13 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Santa Barbara and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is 262 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 40 direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Santa Barbara and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines Flying from Santa Barbara to San Francisco (SBA to SFO) Number of flights searched: 21Last modified: May 30, 2016 7:41 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco 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 Santa Barbara to San Francisco.

Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American PHX X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United LAX X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, 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 Santa Barbara - SBA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Santa Barbara to Oakland United $373

Cheap Domestic Flights to San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $131
San Diego to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $148
Santa Ana to San Francisco United $132
Long Beach to San Francisco JetBlue, United $117
Palm Springs to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $157
Burbank to San Francisco United $132
Ontario to San Francisco United $135
Fresno to San Francisco United $294
Bakersfield to San Francisco United $397
San Luis Obispo to San Francisco United $130
Palomar to San FranciscoCheck Dates
Monterey to San Francisco United $398
Los Angeles to Oakland Boutique, Alaska, Spirit, United $79
San Diego to Oakland American, Alaska, Spirit, United $148
Los Angeles to San Jose American, Alaska, United $132
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $71
Long Beach to Oakland Alaska, JetBlue, United $117
Santa Ana to Oakland United $371
Burbank to Oakland United $788
Ontario to Oakland United $793
Los Angeles to Sacramento American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $134
Fresno to OaklandCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Santa Rosa American, Alaska, United $197
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $285
San Diego to San Jose American, Alaska, United $151
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $187
Santa Ana to San Jose Alaska, United $141
Los Angeles to Monterey American, Alaska, United $123
Los Angeles to Phoenix American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Great Lakes $77
Cheap Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, CA, United States, from $366 Round trip from SBA to SFO