Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, United States

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Santa Barbara to San Francisco Last modified: Nov 15, 2022 12:02 -05:00

We've scanned 2,770 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to San Francisco. 00 & !! frequently offer the best deals to San Francisco flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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SBASFO
Tue 1/10
nonstop
SFOSBA
Wed 1/11
nonstop
$140
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SBASFO
Mon 12/5
nonstop
SFOSBA
Wed 12/7
nonstop
$160

How Much is a Flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

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 $166.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

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 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 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 Santa Barbara to San Francisco?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $269 $544
7-14 days $192 $544
14-21 days $160 $356
21-30 days $1,127 $146
30-60 days $140 $269
60-90 days $198 $262
90+ days $331 $262

Cheapest Day To Fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

We've examined 5,540 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$150$140$151$175$187$166$189

Compare Flight Prices from Santa Barbara to San Francisco 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 Santa Barbara to San Francisco flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
November Santa Barbara San Francisco 00 11/30/22 12/1/22 0 $178
December Santa Barbara San Francisco 00 12/5/22 12/7/22 0 $150
January Santa Barbara San Francisco 00 1/10/23 1/11/23 0 $140
February Santa Barbara San Francisco 00 2/9/23 2/11/23 0 $198
March Santa Barbara San Francisco 00 3/27/23 4/2/23 0 $331
April Santa Barbara San Francisco 00 4/14/23 4/14/23 0 $300
April Santa Barbara San Francisco 00 4/14/23 4/14/23 0 $297
June Santa Barbara San Francisco 00 6/27/23 6/30/23 0 $397

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$303
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$720
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
$720 $187
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$187 $202
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$202

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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 Santa Barbara to San Francisco is $406.

The average price for direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is $258.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 01:00 15:35

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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 $103.

The average price for round trip flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is $249.

Santa Barbara to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Santa Barbara to San Francisco flight time is an hour and 26 minutes.
Question: How far is San Francisco from Santa Barbara?
Answer: The distance from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is 262 miles (421 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 49 direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular Santa Barbara airlines for direct flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Santa Barbara and San Francisco.

Santa Barbara to San Francisco Airports

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

Farecompare Research Tools

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