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The cheapest times to fly from JFK to SBA are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • August 20th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)

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 JFK to SBA is early December. Prices can be as high as $1396 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $334 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $336 to $654 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $358. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $859. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $501 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $406 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to SBA flight.

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

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JFK to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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 $137 (25%) 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 $402. Return trip prices are from the SBA to JFK 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 JFK 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 32 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 JFK to SBA while comparing.

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 27.46% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 16.26% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to BUR flights

Destination alternative #3: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 14.41% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to LGB flights

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

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 9.61% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to ONT flights

Destination alternative #5: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 8.99% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to SNA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2530 miles or 4072 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to SBA flight is about 5 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from JFK to SBA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeJFK
Origination airport nameJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States
Latitude40.6
Longitude-73.8

Return Airport

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

 

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