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The cheapest times to fly from OAK to SBA are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • July 30th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

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 OAK to SBA is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1231 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $198 for Wednesday flights around late August to early September.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $248 to $520 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $264. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $606. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $343 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $414 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to SBA flight.

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

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OAK to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OAK to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Oakland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.97, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $49 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $387. Return trip prices are from the SBA to OAK 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 OAK to SBA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 27 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from OAK to SBA while comparing.

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 52.12% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See OAK to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 48.49% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See OAK to LGB flights

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 38.33% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See OAK to BUR flights

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

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 30.83% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See OAK to SNA flights

Destination alternative #5: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 27.21% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See OAK to ONT flights

 

Flight Hacking OAK 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 OAK to SBA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $401
  • Average savings: $13 (3.14%)

See OAK to SLC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Contour Airlines, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to Metropolitan Oakland International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 264 miles or 425 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to SBA flight is about 1 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from OAK to SBA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code OAK
Origination airport name Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
City Oakland, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.7
Longitude -122.2

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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