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11:00 - 19:20LHR-SBA
16h 20m1 stop
12:26 - 14:25SBA-LHR
17h 59m2 stops
£540American Airlines
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Mon, 16 Sep - Mon, 30 Sep
14:45 - 09:07LHR-SBA
26h 22m1 stop
06:23 - 11:05SBA-LHR
20h 42m1 stop
£545American Airlines
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Mon, 16 Sep - Mon, 30 Sep
20:05 - 12:22LHR-SBA
24h 17m2 stops
07:25 - 06:25SBA-LHR
15h 00m1 stop
£563Delta
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Mon, 16 Sep - Mon, 30 Sep
13:30 - 23:59LHR-SBA
18h 29m2 stops
06:15 - 12:20SBA-LHR
22h 05m3 stops
£566United Airlines
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Mon, 16 Sep - Mon, 30 Sep
13:30 - 23:59LHR-SBA
18h 29m2 stops
06:00 - 10:25SBA-LHR
20h 25m2 stops
£569United Airlines
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Mon, 16 Sep - Mon, 30 Sep
11:35 - 20:57LHR-SBA
17h 22m1 stop
07:25 - 06:25SBA-LHR
15h 00m1 stop
£728Delta
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Fri, 9 Aug - Mon, 9 Sep
14:45 - 22:29LHR-SBA
15h 44m1 stop
12:34 - 10:45SBA-LHR
14h 11m1 stop
Fri, 9 Aug - Sun, 8 Sep
10:05 - 20:22LHR-SBA
18h 17m2 stops
12:26 - 12:15SBA-LHR
15h 49m2 stops
£754American Airlines
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Fri, 9 Aug - Sun, 8 Sep
12:05 - 23:57LHR-SBA
19h 52m2 stops
06:15 - 09:35SBA-LHR
19h 20m3 stops
Mon, 16 Sep - Mon, 30 Sep
11:35 - 21:00LHR-SBA
17h 25m1 stop
07:35 - 06:25SBA-LHR
14h 50m1 stop
£898Delta
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Tue, 16 Jul - Sun, 21 Jul

Flights to Santa Barbara - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Santa Barbara to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Santa Barbara?

The average price of all flights to Santa Barbara clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Santa Barbara is Tuesday where tickets can be as cheap as £636. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Monday, where prices are £743 on average.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Santa Barbara?

The average price for all flights to Santa Barbara depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Santa Barbara is generally in the afternoon, when flights cost £630 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Santa Barbara is generally in the evening, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is £768.

How long is the flight to Santa Barbara?

The duration of your flight to Santa Barbara depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Santa Barbara on KAYAK are from London, which takes 13h 36m, Manchester, which takes 14h 33m, and Edinburgh, which takes 14h 35m.

Good to know - Cheap tickets to Santa Barbara

Low season

February

High season

July

Cheapest flight

£540
Best time to beat the crowds (2% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (13% more expensive on average)
Flight from London Heathrow Airport to Santa Barbara

When to book flights to Santa Barbara

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to Santa Barbara based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. The information is for flights to Santa Barbara based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking Santa Barbara flights

  • How far is Santa Barbara from central Santa Barbara?

    The city centre of Santa Barbara is 8 miles from Santa Barbara.

  • What is the name of Santa Barbara’s airport?

    All flights to Santa Barbara land at Santa Barbara. The airport code is SBA,and it can also be referred to as Santa Barbara or Santa Barbara Municipal.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Santa Barbara?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Santa Barbara.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Santa Barbara?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Santa Barbara is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Santa Barbara?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Santa Barbara with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Santa Barbara?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Santa Barbara up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

  • Which airline offers the most flights to Santa Barbara?

    Of the 5 airlines that fly to Santa Barbara, Southwest offers the most flights, with around 61 per week, followed by American Airlines with 58 flights per week.

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United Kingdom to Santa Barbara

Monday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +9 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +10 more

Tuesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

Wednesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

Thursday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

Friday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

Saturday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

Sunday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

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Direct returns

Santa Barbara to United Kingdom

Monday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +9 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +10 more

Tuesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

Wednesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

Thursday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

Friday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

Saturday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

Sunday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, +10 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +11 more

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Top 3 airlines flying to Santa Barbara

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Santa Barbara. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from the United Kingdom to Santa Barbara. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to Santa Barbara? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
7.7
FinnairOverall score based on 1353 reviews
8.2Crew
7.8Boarding
7.0Entertainment
7.5Comfort
6.8Food
Airline reviews

Not great. Flight attendants were aloof, food was mediocre, seats that I paid $150 were given to someone else without any concession. I will probably never use kayak again. Terrible experience from start to finish.

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Not great. Flight attendants were aloof, food was mediocre, seats that I paid $150 were given to someone else without any concession. I will probably never use kayak again. Terrible experience from start to finish.

The wine was low quality Finnair label stuff in small bottles and only one small bottle each. Embarassinng. A competing airline served me two generous glasses of a nice South African Shiraz from regular wine bottles, a Beck's beer, and a generous Dewar's White Label on the rocks. Cabin service was good and polite, plane interior was beautiful, but cramped.

All good- I love BA and the professionalism of the crew and pilots.

Great flight- smooth, nice crew, nice clean aircraft, departed a little late but arrived 10 early.

It was listed on my ticket as Finnair but there was no indication that the flight was Finnair. In fact the number was even different. There were no employees there until exactly 2 hours before so we had to wait in line at Iberia and hope

Sorting on line would have been appreciated Onward information on flights missed No ability to get seating arranged before we got to gate Very unfriendly at gate

The flight was Finnair but there was no indications anywhere that the checkin was for Finnair also. There was no one to ask. I think at a minimum they should list the code shares so people don’t stand in the wrong line for an hour.

I booked the flight with Finnair, which made the arrangements for downloading a boarding pass unnecessarily complicated. I wouldn't do that again. Instead I'd book direct with AA.

Flight ok, but me and other two passengers didn’t have connection with the entertainment in our seats. So, no movies, no games, no music… for 9 hours. The crew just told us that there’s nothing they can do but I noticed during the flight that there were empty seats, so they could have offered to us to change seats. Customer service could be better.

Finnair cancelled my flight 12 hours prior to leaving for Helsinki. They stated there were mechanical problems. I had to scurry around to find a new flight that would meet my needs for arrival in Helsinki. Luckily I was able to find alternate transportation through Lufthansa/United.

Connecting flights were poor,especially in Naples.our Lufthansa air bus was a joke.way too small for that long of a flight.no room at all.couldn’t even get out of the seats to move around or go to the bathrooms.we thought we were getting an actual air bus,double decker.i will never fly that long in a plane like that again.kind of misleading to call it an air bus.we actually had more room on our buses that we used.

Crew was very cooperative and professional. Passenger's first checked in bag should be free.

They have trouble to keep their flights in schedule. Seems not having enough staff to provide appropriate customer service. Lacking real agents on site to help customers. Have to use QR code/web site/call to be able to talk to real person can help you - and you may have to punch though series of options first, then hold until someone assist you. Similar for baggage claim, no real agent onsite helping if you missing luggage, not like other airline next to UA desk having staff there even after midnight to assist customers.

Flight was delayed due to the late arrival of the catering truck, which is quite unacceptable. There was a beverage service, but no pretzel, or cookie, or nuts were served in coach.

Flighty delayed on boarding - then group 1 had to check their carry on bags but groups 3 and beyond could carry bags on - very inconvenient for weekend business trip with no checked baggage. Then delayed on the runway - before take off. No communication from pilot on why or how long. Wifi/Entertainment didn't work for 4+ flight. Upon arrival, attendants announced wrong carousel for baggage claim - everyone was waiting at the wrong place for their checked bags. This was a mess united!

Everything was great except for one thing. I was sitting in seat 1L with plenty of windows. Because we couldn’t sit next to each other, my husband was in 2L with only one window that he had to almost turnhis neck around to look out. Therefore, the window position with 1/2 of the “window” seats in business class is not optimal

I was not expecting much as i was not in a premium cabin. I was pleasantly surprised that the seat in economy plus was spacious and food was ample. Party of 5 with 2 parents and 3 kids.

Outstanding in all respects. Early boarding left early arrived early. We were in business class, so was perfectly fine.

Dinner was okay but the breakfast was not eatable on the flight San Francisco to Zurich.

I really do not like the basic in basic economy.

Poor. Flight was late. We were locked inside the gate area with no way to leave to get some food or a decent meal. No seating. No information from Lufthansa all along. Very bad

The flight was delayed and I would have missed my connection so I had to be rerouted on a much earlier flight.

Other than problems with checking in and uploading passport info everything was great. It would be nice to be able to manually input passport info. Often while traveling the bandwidth has problems uploading pictures

Great crew. Food was better than average, including hot meals and warm cookies. Flight was smooth and we were kept informed of turbulence.

I wasn’t able to make my flight due to Kayak’s inability to simply update my name on my trip from Nick to Nicholas. I would like a refund.

The flight left an hour late and no explanation. Food was basically a few snacks out of bags and tiny cup of soda. Crew was pretty friendly.

United delayed the flight to assist customers to make the connection. The Ohara customs area was overwhelm which created an issue for customers trying to make the Little Rock connection. The delayed allow several customers to make the final flight into Little Rock.

The trip was good except for the delay that caused a connection issue in Chicago.

Terrible. Missed our flight to Newark as well as our flight to London. Complete disaster

The flight was wondering, especially the special assistance from airplane to airplane!

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Santa Barbara found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
16/9Mon
1 stopAmerican Airlines
16h 20mLHR-SBA
30/9Mon
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
17h 59mSBA-LHR
£540
16/9Mon
1 stopAmerican Airlines
26h 22mLHR-SBA
30/9Mon
1 stopAmerican Airlines
20h 42mSBA-LHR
£545
16/9Mon
2 stopsDelta
24h 17mLHR-SBA
30/9Mon
1 stopDelta
15h 00mSBA-LHR
£563
16/9Mon
2 stopsUnited Airlines
18h 29mLHR-SBA
30/9Mon
3 stopsUnited Airlines
22h 05mSBA-LHR
£566
16/9Mon
2 stopsUnited Airlines
18h 29mLHR-SBA
30/9Mon
2 stopsUnited Airlines
20h 25mSBA-LHR
£569
9/8Fri
1 stopDelta
17h 22mLHR-SBA
9/9Mon
1 stopDelta
15h 00mSBA-LHR
£728
9/8Fri
1 stop
15h 44mLHR-SBA
8/9Sun
1 stop
14h 11mSBA-LHR
£743
9/8Fri
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
18h 17mLHR-SBA
8/9Sun
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
15h 49mSBA-LHR
£754
16/9Mon
2 stops
19h 52mLHR-SBA
30/9Mon
3 stops
19h 20mSBA-LHR
£851
16/7Tue
1 stopDelta
17h 25mLHR-SBA
21/7Sun
1 stopDelta
14h 50mSBA-LHR
£898

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