The cheapest times to fly from SBA to JLN are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • July 2nd to August 5th
  • October 29th 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 JLN is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $983 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $294 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Joplin

Flying from Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) to Joplin, MO (JLN) will usually cost between $299 to $709 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $309. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $733. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $425 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $415 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBA to JLN flight.

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

SBA to JLN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBA to JLN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Santa Barbara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below 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 $195 (35%) 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 $353. Return trip prices are from the JLN to SBA 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 SBA to JLN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 33 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 SBA to JLN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kansas City International Airport (MCI) in Kansas City, MO

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from JLN
  • Usually 26.99% less expensive than JLN
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBA to MCI flights

Destination alternative #2: Tulsa International Airport (TUL) in Tulsa, OK

  • 101 miles (163 km) away from JLN
  • Usually 4.58% less expensive than JLN
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBA to TUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Joplin Regional Airport to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1428 miles or 2298 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBA to JLN flight is about 3 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Barbara, CA and Joplin, MO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SBA to JLN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSBA
Origination airport nameSanta Barbara Municipal Airport
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeJLN
Destination airport nameJoplin Regional Airport
CityJoplin, MO
Countrythe United States


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