The cheapest times to fly from BDL to SBA are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 BDL to SBA is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $961 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $342 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Hartford, CT (BDL) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $347 to $859 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $371. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $714. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $343 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $523 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BDL to SBA flight.

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

BDL to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BDL to SBA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Hartford. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 $292 (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 $424. Return trip prices are from the SBA to BDL 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 BDL 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 5 hour 37 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 BDL to SBA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 22.37% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BDL to SNA flights

Destination alternative #2: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 21.70% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See BDL to LAX flights

Destination alternative #3: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 13.00% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BDL to BUR flights

Destination alternative #4: Meadows Field Airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, CA

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 2.29% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BDL to BFL flights

Destination alternative #5: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 8.03% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BDL to ONT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2579 miles or 4150 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BDL to SBA flight is about 5 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Hartford, CT and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 101 available flights from BDL to SBA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBDL
Origination airport nameBradley International Airport
CityHartford, CT
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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