The cheapest times to fly from SBA to PHX are
- August 13th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)
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 PHX is early January. Prices can be as high as $363 for Friday flights during mid March, or as low as $210 for Tuesday flights around early January.
When to Fly to Phoenix
Flying from Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) will usually cost between $227 to $324 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $230. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $311. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $82 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $243 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBA to PHX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SBA to PHX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SBA to PHX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Santa Barbara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $21 (8%) 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 $238. Return trip prices are from the PHX to SBA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SBA to PHX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 48 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SBA to PHX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Contour Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 454 miles or 731 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SBA to PHX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBA to PHX flight is about 1 hour 48 minutes.
How many flights go between Santa Barbara, CA and Phoenix, AZ?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from SBA to PHX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Santa Barbara Municipal Airport|
|City||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SBA to PHX tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 13% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 59% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHX heading for SBA about 6 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Phoenix, AZ is about 3 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 5 minutes early
- SkyWest: 3 minutes early
- Mesa: 10 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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