The cheapest times to fly from SBA to LIN are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • October 29th to December 16th

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 LIN is late January. Prices can be as high as $2105 for Saturday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $667 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Milan

Flying from Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) to Milan (LIN) will usually cost between $744 to $1404 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $741. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $1302. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $560 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $888 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBA to LIN flight.

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

SBA to LIN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBA to LIN flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Santa Barbara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far 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 to Milan, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Barbara. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $165 (16%) 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 $849. Return trip prices are from the LIN 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 LIN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SBA to LIN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SBA to LIN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (SBA > LHR > LIN)

  • Price for both tickets: $642
  • Average savings: $246 (27.72%)

See SBA to LHR flights

Hack #2: London (SBA > LCY > LIN)

  • Price for both tickets: $722
  • Average savings: $166 (18.65%)

See SBA to LCY flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (SBA > CPH > LIN)

  • Price for both tickets: $845
  • Average savings: $42 (4.76%)

See SBA to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, TAROM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Milano Linate Airport to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6068 miles or 9765 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBA to LIN flight is about 11 hour 54 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SBA to LIN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLIN
Destination airport nameMilano Linate Airport


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