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Chicago to Santa Barbara Last modified: Nov 14, 2019 3:14 -05:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Santa Barbara. American & Major Airlines frequently offer the best deals to Santa Barbara flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

American
CHISBA
Sat 2/1
1 stop
SBACHI
Sat 2/8
1 stop
$298
Major Airlines
CHISBA
Sat 2/1
1 stop
SBACHI
Sat 2/8
1 stop
$298
United
CHISBA
Sat 2/1
1 stop
SBACHI
Sat 2/8
1 stop
$298
Alaska
CHISBA
Tue 1/14
1 stop
SBACHI
Tue 1/28
1 stop
$313

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 $317.

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 think 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 $318
7-14 days $0 $328
14-21 days $0 $328
21-30 days $0 $328
30-60 days $0 $318
60-90 days $0 $298
90+ days $381 $298

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Santa Barbara

We've examined 57,595,778,181 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 Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$328$298$318$335$318$298$318

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
November Chicago Santa Barbara United 11/25/19 12/3/19 1 $328
December Chicago Santa Barbara American 12/11/19 12/14/19 1 $318
January Chicago Santa Barbara Alaska 1/14/20 1/28/20 1 $313
February Chicago Santa Barbara American 2/29/20 3/4/20 1 $298
March Chicago Santa Barbara United 3/10/20 3/17/20 1 $318
April Chicago Santa Barbara American 4/1/20 4/6/20 1 $328
May Chicago Santa Barbara American 5/28/20 5/31/20 1 $338
June Chicago Santa Barbara United 6/10/20 6/30/20 1 $310

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
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$428
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$428 $398
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$398 $448
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$448 $338
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$338 $328
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$328

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 $321.

The average price for direct flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara is $398.

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 $176.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara is $321.

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: San Francisco, CA

Airlines in Chicago flying to Santa Barbara Last modified: Nov 14, 2019 3:14 -05:00Number of routes searched: 126Number of itineraries searched: 83,538

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 -
American DFW
American PHX
Alaska PDX
Alaska SEA
Major Airlines SLC
United DEN
United LAX
United SFO

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 Flights from Chicago to Santa Barbara