The cheapest times to fly from SBA to SMR are

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • April 9th to June 3rd
  • August 20th to September 23rd
  • 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 SMR is late January. Prices can be as high as $2493 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $743 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Santa Marta

Flying from Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) to Santa Marta (SMR) will usually cost between $787 to $1489 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 $782. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2047. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1265 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $881 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBA to SMR flight.

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

SBA to SMR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBA to SMR 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 $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SMR, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SBA. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Santa Marta, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Barbara. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $118 (11%) 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 $931. Return trip prices are from the SMR 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 SMR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 53 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 SMR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ) in Barranquilla

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from SMR
  • Usually 11.35% less expensive than SMR
  • 2-layover flights available

See SBA to BAQ flights


Flight Hacking SBA to SMR

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 SMR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bogota (SBA > BOG > SMR)

  • Price for both tickets: $878
  • Average savings: $3 (0.34%)

See SBA to BOG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, COPA, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3283 miles or 5283 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBA to SMR flight is about 6 hour 53 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from SBA to SMR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeSMR
Destination airport nameSimon Bolivar Airport
CitySanta Marta


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