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The cheapest times to fly from LGB to SBA are

  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 24th to February 25th

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 LGB to SBA is early September. Prices can be as high as $1058 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $428 for Tuesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Long Beach, CA (LGB) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $428 to $574 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 $434. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $680. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $246 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $455 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGB to SBA flight.

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

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LGB to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGB to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Long Beach. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.69, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Santa Barbara, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Long Beach. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $64 (13%) 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 $441. Return trip prices are from the SBA to LGB flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LGB 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 1 hour 10 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 LGB to SBA while comparing.

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 16.17% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LGB to LAX flights

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 16.06% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LGB to BUR flights

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

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 12.43% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LGB to ONT flights

 

Flight Hacking LGB to SBA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from LGB to SBA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (LGB > SLC > SBA)

  • Price for both tickets: $334
  • Average savings: $121 (26.51%)

See LGB to SLC flights

Hack #2: Las Vegas, NV (LGB > LAS > SBA)

  • Price for both tickets: $433
  • Average savings: $22 (4.73%)

See LGB to LAS flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LGB 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 Long Beach Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 105 miles or 169 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGB to SBA flight is about 1 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Long Beach, CA and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from LGB to SBA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code LGB
Origination airport name Long Beach Airport
City Long Beach, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.8
Longitude -118.2

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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