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The cheapest times to fly from SPI to SBA are

  • July 9th to August 5th
  • October 22nd to November 18th
  • December 3rd to March 4th (except the week of December 24th)

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 SPI to SBA is early December. Prices can be as high as $1046 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $378 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Springfield, IL (SPI) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $383 to $888 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $477. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $739. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $263 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $604 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SPI to SBA flight.

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

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SPI to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SPI to SBA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Springfield. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, 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 $289 (37%) 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 $470. Return trip prices are from the SBA to SPI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SPI 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 4 hour 2 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 SPI to SBA while comparing.

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

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 24.01% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 20.36% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to SNA flights

Destination alternative #3: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 16.72% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to BUR flights

Destination alternative #4: Meadows Field Airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, CA

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 8.28% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to BFL flights

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

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 13.25% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to ONT flights

 

Flight Hacking SPI 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 SPI to SBA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (SPI > ORD > SBA)

  • Price for both tickets: $574
  • Average savings: $31 (5.05%)

See SPI to ORD flights

Hack #2: Salt Lake City, UT (SPI > SLC > SBA)

  • Price for both tickets: $603
  • Average savings: $1 (0.17%)

See SPI to SLC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1694 miles or 2726 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SPI to SBA flight is about 4 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Springfield, IL and Santa Barbara, CA?

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

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSPI
Origination airport nameAbraham Lincoln Capital Airport
CitySpringfield, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.8
Longitude-89.7

Return Airport

Destination codeSBA
Destination airport nameSanta Barbara Municipal Airport
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude34.4
Longitude-119.8

 

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