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The cheapest times to fly from DEN to SBA are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 6th 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 DEN to SBA is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $471 for Friday flights during mid March, or as low as $205 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $227 to $369 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 $254. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $359. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $105 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $309 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to SBA flight.

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

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DEN to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below 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 $50 (15%) 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 $278. Return trip prices are from the SBA to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to SBA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 38 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DEN to SBA while comparing.

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 31.28% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 12.80% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to ONT flights

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 6.16% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to BUR flights

Destination alternative #4: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 5.83% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to LGB flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 914 miles or 1471 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to SBA flight is about 2 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from DEN to SBA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDEN
Origination airport nameDenver International Airport
CityDenver, CO
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.9
Longitude-104.7

Return Airport

Destination codeSBA
Destination airport nameSanta Barbara Municipal Airport
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude34.4
Longitude-119.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to SBA tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 18% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SBA heading for DEN about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Santa Barbara, CA is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 19 minutes late
  • United: 21 minutes late
  • Frontier: 32 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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