The cheapest times to fly from SBA to LCY are

  • April 16th to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • October 15th to February 25th (except the week of December 17th)

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 LCY is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2307 for Saturday flights during early July, or as low as $416 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) to London (LCY) will usually cost between $443 to $1675 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 $446. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $1347. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $902 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $589 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBA to LCY flight.

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

SBA to LCY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBA to LCY flight is 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 $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LCY, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SBA. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to London, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Barbara. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $343 (27%) 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 $579. Return trip prices are from the LCY 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 LCY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 50 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 LCY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 22 miles (35 km) away from LCY
  • Usually 7.22% less expensive than LCY
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBA to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Alaska, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London City Airport to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5474 miles or 8810 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBA to LCY flight is about 10 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Barbara, CA and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from SBA to LCY.


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 LCY
Destination airport name London City Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude 0.1


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