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The cheapest times to fly from DFW to SBA are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 30th to June 3rd (except the week of May 21st)
  • August 13th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 DFW to SBA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $915 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $285 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $319 to $490 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $327. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $552. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $225 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $382 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to SBA flight.

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

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DFW to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is 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 to Santa Barbara, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Dallas. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $97 (23%) 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 $327. Return trip prices are from the SBA to DFW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DFW to SBA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 21 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 DFW to SBA while comparing.

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 45.42% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Meadows Field Airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, CA

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 31.15% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to BFL flights

Destination alternative #3: San Luis County Regional Airport (SBP) in San Luis Obispo, CA

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 24.74% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to SBP flights

Destination alternative #4: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 22.12% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to BUR flights

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

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 16.62% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to ONT flights

Destination alternative #6: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 14.92% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DFW to LGB flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DFW 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 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1313 miles or 2113 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to SBA flight is about 3 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from DFW to SBA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code DFW
Origination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97

Return Airport

Destination code SBA
Destination airport name Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
City Santa Barbara, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 34.4
Longitude -119.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to SBA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SBA heading for DFW about 23 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Santa Barbara, CA is about 18 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Mesa: 23 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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