The cheapest times to fly from SBA to VLD are

  • April 16th to May 13th
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 24th to February 4th

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 VLD is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1324 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $443 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Valdosta

Flying from Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) to Valdosta, GA (VLD) will usually cost between $568 to $1142 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 $626. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1133. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $508 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $803 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBA to VLD flight.

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

SBA to VLD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBA to VLD 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 $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $358 (35%) 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 $669. Return trip prices are from the VLD 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 VLD can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 49 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 VLD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in Jacksonville, FL

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from VLD
  • Usually 45.98% less expensive than VLD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBA to JAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) in Tallahassee, FL

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from VLD
  • Usually 35.08% less expensive than VLD
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBA to TLH flights


Flight Hacking SBA to VLD

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 VLD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kansas City, MO (SBA > MCI > VLD)

  • Price for both tickets: $650
  • Average savings: $153 (19%)

See SBA to MCI flights

Hack #2: San Antonio, TX (SBA > SAT > VLD)

  • Price for both tickets: $688
  • Average savings: $115 (14.33%)

See SBA to SAT flights

Hack #3: Atlanta, GA (SBA > ATL > VLD)

  • Price for both tickets: $691
  • Average savings: $112 (13.89%)

See SBA to ATL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2131 miles or 3430 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBA to VLD flight is about 4 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Barbara, CA and Valdosta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from SBA to VLD.


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 VLD
Destination airport name Valdosta Regional Airport
City Valdosta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 30.8
Longitude -83.3


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