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The cheapest times to fly from SJC to SBA are

  • January 1st to March 11th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd 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 SJC to SBA is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $845 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $281 for Wednesday flights around early to mid October.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $298 to $563 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $323. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $557. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $234 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $422 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to SBA flight.

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

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SJC to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to SBA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.12, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $95 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $389. Return trip prices are from the SBA to SJC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SJC to SBA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 24 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 SJC to SBA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 74.53% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SJC to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 69.67% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SJC to BUR flights

Destination alternative #3: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 65.05% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SJC to SNA flights

Destination alternative #4: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 60.31% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SJC to LGB flights

Destination alternative #5: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 30.81% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SJC to ONT flights

 

Flight Hacking SJC to SBA

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 SJC to SBA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (SJC > SLC > SBA)

  • Price for both tickets: $372
  • Average savings: $50 (11.85%)

See SJC to SLC flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (SJC > SEA > SBA)

  • Price for both tickets: $384
  • Average savings: $38 (9%)

See SJC to SEA flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (SJC > LAX > SBA)

  • Price for both tickets: $411
  • Average savings: $12 (2.73%)

See SJC to LAX flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 234 miles or 377 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to SBA flight is about 1 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from SJC to SBA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code SJC
Origination airport name Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
City San Jose, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.4
Longitude -121.9

Return Airport

Destination code SBA
Destination airport name Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
City Santa Barbara, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 34.4
Longitude -119.8

 

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