The cheapest times to fly from GRK to SBA are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • July 9th to July 22nd
  • August 6th to October 7th

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 GRK to SBA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1054 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $285 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Killeen, TX (GRK) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $327 to $741 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $377. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $796. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $419 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $463 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRK to SBA flight.

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

GRK to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GRK to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Killeen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $276 (42%) 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 $378. Return trip prices are from the SBA to GRK 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 GRK 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 3 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 GRK 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 37.41% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRK to SNA flights

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 35.03% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRK to LAX flights

Destination alternative #3: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 29.62% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRK to ONT flights

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 19.35% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRK to BUR flights

Destination alternative #5: Meadows Field Airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, CA

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 8.22% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRK to BFL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to Robert Gray AAF Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1297 miles or 2087 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRK to SBA flight is about 3 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Killeen, TX and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 26 available flights from GRK to SBA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGRK
Origination airport nameRobert Gray AAF Airport
CityKilleen, TX
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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