The cheapest times to fly from LFT to SBA are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • March 19th to May 20th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 30th)
  • July 9th to July 29th
  • October 29th 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 LFT to SBA is late January. Prices can be as high as $1062 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $314 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Lafayette, LA (LFT) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $319 to $813 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $356. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $951. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $595 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $520 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LFT to SBA flight.

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

LFT to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LFT to SBA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lafayette. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, 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 $303 (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 $401. Return trip prices are from the SBA to LFT 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 LFT 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 57 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 LFT to SBA while comparing.

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 37.21% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LFT to LAX flights

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

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 27.69% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LFT to SNA flights

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

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 27.60% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LFT to ONT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1647 miles or 2651 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LFT to SBA flight is about 3 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Lafayette, LA and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from LFT to SBA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LFT
Origination airport name Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport
City Lafayette, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30.2
Longitude -92

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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