The cheapest times to fly from SBA to LIS are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • August 13th to August 26th
  • September 17th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 LIS is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1961 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $830 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Lisbon

Flying from Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) to Lisbon (LIS) will usually cost between $871 to $1494 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $885. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1533. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $648 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1055 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBA to LIS flight.

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

SBA to LIS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBA to LIS flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Santa Barbara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 Lisbon, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Barbara. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $158 (13%) 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 $996. Return trip prices are from the LIS 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 LIS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SBA to LIS

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 LIS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $676
  • Average savings: $380 (35.97%)

See SBA to LHR flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $777
  • Average savings: $278 (26.35%)

See SBA to LCY flights

Hack #3: Oslo (SBA > OSL > LIS)

  • Price for both tickets: $851
  • Average savings: $205 (19.38%)

See SBA to OSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5714 miles or 9196 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBA to LIS flight is about 11 hour 16 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from SBA to LIS.


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 LIS
Destination airport name Lisboa Airport
City Lisbon
Country Portugal
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -9.1


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