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The cheapest times to fly from SBA to KOA are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • July 30th to September 30th
  • October 15th 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 KOA is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $1384 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $453 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.

 

When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $569 to $866 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 $561. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1012. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $450 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $685 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBA to KOA flight.

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

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SBA to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBA to KOA flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as 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. Saturdays 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 $92 (12%) 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 $655. Return trip prices are from the KOA to SBA 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 SBA to KOA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 21 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 KOA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kahului Airport (OGG) in Kahului, HI

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 1.09% less expensive than KOA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBA to OGG flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2430 miles or 3911 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBA to KOA flight is about 5 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Barbara, CA and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from SBA to KOA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code SBA
Origination airport name Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
City Santa Barbara, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 34.4
Longitude -119.8

Return Airport

Destination code KOA
Destination airport name Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
City Kona, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -156

 

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