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The cheapest times to fly from RNO to SBA are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 23rd to June 3rd
  • July 30th to December 16th (except the weeks of August 13th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 19th, and November 26th)

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 RNO to SBA is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $514 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $289 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Reno, NV (RNO) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $298 to $463 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $303. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $431. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $128 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $358 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RNO to SBA flight.

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

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RNO to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RNO to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Reno. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.64, which is above 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 $89 (22%) 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 $314. Return trip prices are from the SBA to RNO 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 RNO 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 37 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 RNO to SBA while comparing.

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 38.18% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See RNO to LAX flights

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

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 34.13% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See RNO to LGB flights

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 30.07% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See RNO to BUR flights

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

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 23.36% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See RNO to SNA flights

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

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 19.44% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See RNO to ONT flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RNO 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 Reno/Tahoe International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 350 miles or 563 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RNO to SBA flight is about 1 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Reno, NV and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from RNO to SBA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code RNO
Origination airport name Reno/Tahoe International Airport
City Reno, NV
Country the United States
Latitude 39.5
Longitude -119.8

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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