The cheapest times to fly from PHX to SBP are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • July 9th to July 22nd
  • September 3rd to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 23rd (except the week of December 10th)

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 PHX to SBP is mid January. Prices can be as high as $516 for Sunday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $211 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to San Luis Obispo

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) will usually cost between $228 to $322 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $235. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $351. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $116 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $249 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to SBP flight.

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

PHX to SBP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHX to SBP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $46 (16%) 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 $243. Return trip prices are from the SBP to PHX 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 PHX to SBP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 54 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 PHX to SBP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 22.33% less expensive than SBP
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to BUR flights

Destination alternative #2: Meadows Field Airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, CA

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 3.62% less expensive than SBP
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to BFL flights

Destination alternative #3: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 2.21% less expensive than SBP
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to SBA flights

Destination alternative #4: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 1.41% less expensive than SBP
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to MRY flights

Destination alternative #5: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in Fresno, CA

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 1.01% less expensive than SBP
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to FAT flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PHX to SBP? 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 San Luis County Regional Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 508 miles or 818 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PHX to SBP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to SBP flight is about 1 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and San Luis Obispo, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from PHX to SBP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePHX
Origination airport namePhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
CityPhoenix, AZ
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSBP
Destination airport nameSan Luis County Regional Airport
CitySan Luis Obispo, CA
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PHX to SBP tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 31% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SBP heading for PHX about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Luis Obispo, CA is about 15 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 15 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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