The cheapest times to fly from SBA to DEN are
- January 8th to February 4th
- April 23rd to May 13th
- July 30th 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 SBA to DEN is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $435 for Friday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $195 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Denver
Flying from Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) to Denver, CO (DEN) will usually cost between $227 to $374 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $254. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $352. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $99 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $309 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBA to DEN flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SBA to DEN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SBA to DEN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Santa Barbara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $50 (15%) 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 $277. Return trip prices are from the DEN to SBA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SBA to DEN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 38 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SBA to DEN? 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 Denver International Airport to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 914 miles or 1471 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SBA to DEN?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBA to DEN flight is about 2 hour 38 minutes.
How many flights go between Santa Barbara, CA and Denver, CO?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from SBA to DEN.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Santa Barbara Municipal Airport|
|City||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Denver International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SBA to DEN tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 48% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DEN heading for SBA about 34 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Denver, CO is about 35 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- SkyWest: 47 minutes late
- United: 5 minutes early
- Frontier: 24 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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