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The cheapest times to fly from MKE to SBA are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • August 6th 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 MKE to SBA is late January. Prices can be as high as $886 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $318 for Tuesday flights around late January.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Milwaukee, WI (MKE) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $344 to $660 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 $372. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $614. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $242 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $416 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MKE to SBA flight.

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

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MKE to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MKE to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Milwaukee. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 $182 (33%) 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 $371. Return trip prices are from the SBA to MKE 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 MKE 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 14 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 MKE to SBA while comparing.

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 16.47% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MKE to LAX flights

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 10.58% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MKE to BUR flights

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

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 7.93% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MKE to ONT flights

Destination alternative #4: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 6.73% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MKE to SNA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MKE 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 General Mitchell International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1807 miles or 2908 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MKE to SBA flight is about 4 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Milwaukee, WI and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 86 available flights from MKE to SBA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeMKE
Origination airport nameGeneral Mitchell International Airport
CityMilwaukee, WI
Countrythe United States
Latitude42.9
Longitude-87.9

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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