grr-to-sba

 

The cheapest times to fly from GRR to SBA are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December

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 GRR to SBA is early September. Prices can be as high as $909 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $338 for Tuesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $343 to $755 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $371. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $713. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $342 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $470 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRR to SBA flight.

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

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GRR to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GRR to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Grand Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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 $170 (29%) 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 GRR 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 GRR 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 4 hour 27 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 GRR to SBA while comparing.

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 11.28% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRR to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 10.85% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRR to SNA flights

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 6.60% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRR to BUR flights

Destination alternative #4: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 5.21% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRR to ONT flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GRR 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 Gerald R. Ford International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1926 miles or 3100 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRR to SBA flight is about 4 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Grand Rapids, MI and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 96 available flights from GRR to SBA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code GRR
Origination airport name Gerald R. Ford International Airport
City Grand Rapids, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -85.5

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

 

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