The cheapest times to fly from ACV to SBA are
- July 30th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
- December 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of December 17th and February 12th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ACV to SBA is early December. Prices can be as high as $627 for Friday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $296 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Santa Barbara
Flying from Arcata/Eureka, CA (ACV) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $296 to $549 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $306. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $501. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $195 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $381 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ACV to SBA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ACV to SBA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ACV to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Arcata. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.47, which is a bit above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $123 (27%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $336. Return trip prices are from the SBA to ACV flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from ACV to SBA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.
Alternative Nearby Airports
Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ACV to SBA while comparing.
- 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
- Usually 4.20% less expensive than SBA
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ACV to SBA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 509 miles or 819 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ACV to SBA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ACV to SBA flight is about 1 hour 54 minutes.
How many flights go between Arcata/Eureka, CA and Santa Barbara, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from ACV to SBA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Santa Barbara Municipal Airport|
|City||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Country||the United States|
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