pdx-to-sba

 

The cheapest times to fly from PDX to SBA are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • August 20th to November 18th
  • early December

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 PDX to SBA is late January. Prices can be as high as $586 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $164 for Wednesday flights around late January.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $164 to $398 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 $173. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $397. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $223 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $232 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to SBA flight.

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

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PDX to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDX to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Portland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SBA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into PDX. 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 $129 (41%) 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 $186. Return trip prices are from the SBA to PDX 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 PDX to SBA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 24 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 PDX to SBA while comparing.

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 32.18% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See PDX to LAX flights

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 5.62% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See PDX to BUR flights

Destination alternative #3: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 2.38% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See PDX to SNA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 785 miles or 1263 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to SBA flight is about 2 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, OR and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from PDX to SBA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code PDX
Origination airport name Portland International Airport
City Portland, OR
Country the United States
Latitude 45.6
Longitude -122.6

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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