The cheapest times to fly from ART to SBA are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to June 17th (except the weeks of May 14th and May 21st)
  • August 27th to September 30th
  • October 22nd to November 18th

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 ART to SBA is late January. Prices can be as high as $1126 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $359 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Watertown, NY (ART) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $372 to $862 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $388. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $804. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $416 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $476 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ART to SBA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ART to SBA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ART to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ART to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Watertown. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $288 (41%) 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 $416. Return trip prices are from the SBA to ART flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ART to SBA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 19 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 ART to SBA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 12.09% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See ART to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ART to SBA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to Watertown International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2406 miles or 3872 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ART to SBA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ART to SBA flight is about 5 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Watertown, NY and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from ART to SBA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeART
Origination airport nameWatertown International Airport
CityWatertown, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSBA
Destination airport nameSanta Barbara Municipal Airport
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Countrythe United States


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