Find Cheap Flights from Chicago O'Hare International to Santa Barbara (ORD - SBA)

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Santa Barbara

Sat 2/24
Sat 3/3
Any month
Compare vs. KAYAK |

Good to Know

Average Price:
$452
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$379
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Chicago O'Hare International to Santa Barbara

Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $379 or less.
The cheapest flight from Chicago O'Hare International to Santa Barbara was found 55 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 6% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Chicago O'Hare International to Santa Barbara Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago O'Hare International to Santa Barbara take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 03m, covering a distance of 1798 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago O'Hare International to Santa Barbara?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($246), United ($298) and American Airlines ($298).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago O'Hare International and Santa Barbara?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago O'Hare International to Santa Barbara?
For Chicago O'Hare International to Santa Barbara, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Santa Barbara back to Chicago O'Hare International, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Chicago O'Hare International to Santa Barbara (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$246
only
$246
Destination
Santa Barbara
$246
only
$246
Tue, Apr 10
ORD
SBA
9h 32m
Sat, Apr 21
SBA
ORD
6h 56m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 9
ORD
SBA
7h 49m
Sat, Apr 21
SBA
ORD
5h 44m
Trip: 13 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

EWR
ORF
Okay 5.0

i got home.

Delayed over an hour waiting on the crew. Seems perhaps common with this flight since I had a problem with the leg coming up earlier in the week.

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.6

more room in the seats

movie choices were meh, but I guess that's a personal preference

Tue, Apr 10
ORD
SBA
8h 21m
Thu, Apr 19
SBA
ORD
5h 58m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

DFW
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Easy and quick boarding. Excellwnt service in first class. Comfortable ride.

Nothing. Excellent travel experience.

OKC
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed due to ice storm. AA personnel were calm and kept passengers informed of when we might expected to get the next flight out. They brought in sandwiches, chips and water, which was a thoughtful thing to do.

PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

Wed, Apr 11
ORD
SBA
7h 34m
Sat, Apr 21
SBA
ORD
5h 44m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 14
ORD
SBA
7h 49m
Sat, Apr 21
SBA
ORD
6h 56m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 28
ORD
SBA
9h 32m
Wed, May 2
SBA
ORD
5h 58m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 26
ORD
SBA
7h 40m
Wed, May 2
SBA
ORD
5h 56m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
ORF
Okay 5.0

i got home.

Delayed over an hour waiting on the crew. Seems perhaps common with this flight since I had a problem with the leg coming up earlier in the week.

DSM
DEN
Excellent 8.0

I had to check my carry on from DEN to DSM because flight was full which I was told I could pickup at gate.. at the gate the TSA agent was very rude to me as I was confused as where my bag was, which I had to to baggage claim.

PWM
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing was good about this airline with the exception of the baggage crew that finally helped me in Washington Ronald Regan Airport

My flight out of Portland was canceled and it took hours to rebook. I had to fly American Airline to Washington DCA where I roamed the airport at 9pm looking for someone from United. The crew in Portland ME told me the gate person would have a hotel for me.... The baggage crew had to help me.

IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

Sun, Apr 29
ORD
SBA
7h 34m
Wed, May 2
SBA
ORD
5h 58m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

Sat, Apr 28
ORD
SBA
6h 43m
Mon, May 7
SBA
ORD
8h 53m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
SYR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Taxied for 45 minutes, got on runway then determined we were low on fuel. Back to gate, refuel, two hour delay

DSM
DEN
Excellent 8.0

I had to check my carry on from DEN to DSM because flight was full which I was told I could pickup at gate.. at the gate the TSA agent was very rude to me as I was confused as where my bag was, which I had to to baggage claim.

ORD
FLL
Okay 4.6

Flew First Class from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. The food was a banana and the seat in front of me was broken and when it went back, it was in my lap. No one seemed to care..

DEL
EWR
Good 7.0

Despite all the security checks, it was easy to board even in group 4. :)

Food was just mediocre. Would be nice to see a menu. They didn't offer slippers and the eye masks for the long flight. Comfort plus seats were spacious not really "comfortable:

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

Wed, May 2
ORD
SBA
8h 21m
Fri, May 11
SBA
ORD
6h 00m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

Mon, Apr 30
ORD
SBA
7h 49m
Wed, May 2
SBA
ORD
5h 56m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

DSM
DEN
Excellent 8.0

I had to check my carry on from DEN to DSM because flight was full which I was told I could pickup at gate.. at the gate the TSA agent was very rude to me as I was confused as where my bag was, which I had to to baggage claim.

DEL
EWR
Good 7.0

Despite all the security checks, it was easy to board even in group 4. :)

Food was just mediocre. Would be nice to see a menu. They didn't offer slippers and the eye masks for the long flight. Comfort plus seats were spacious not really "comfortable:

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

Tue, Apr 3
ORD
SBA
6h 57m
Wed, Apr 11
SBA
ORD
5h 58m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 2
ORD
SBA
6h 56m
Mon, May 7
SBA
ORD
6h 45m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PWM
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing was good about this airline with the exception of the baggage crew that finally helped me in Washington Ronald Regan Airport

My flight out of Portland was canceled and it took hours to rebook. I had to fly American Airline to Washington DCA where I roamed the airport at 9pm looking for someone from United. The crew in Portland ME told me the gate person would have a hotel for me.... The baggage crew had to help me.

DEL
EWR
Good 7.0

Despite all the security checks, it was easy to board even in group 4. :)

Food was just mediocre. Would be nice to see a menu. They didn't offer slippers and the eye masks for the long flight. Comfort plus seats were spacious not really "comfortable:

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

DSM
DEN
Excellent 8.0

I had to check my carry on from DEN to DSM because flight was full which I was told I could pickup at gate.. at the gate the TSA agent was very rude to me as I was confused as where my bag was, which I had to to baggage claim.

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

Wed, May 30
ORD
SBA
7h 03m
Wed, Jun 6
SBA
ORD
8h 20m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

PHL
MSY
Good 6.3

Seats were nice, service came pretty quickly considering the size of the plane, boarding went reasonably quick

Started boarding and didn't announce another delay till we're on the aircraft, sitting in the gate for an hour and a half. My audio jack was broken and regardless, it will still trying to charge me for everything even though i was force to be squashed between two people who are also frustrated about sitting doing nothing.

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

Wed, Apr 4
ORD
SBA
6h 03m
Wed, Apr 11
SBA
ORD
5h 58m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 4
ORD
SBA
7h 34m
Thu, Apr 12
SBA
ORD
8h 32m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

DFW
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Easy and quick boarding. Excellwnt service in first class. Comfortable ride.

Nothing. Excellent travel experience.

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

Sat, Apr 7
ORD
SBA
6h 59m
Wed, Apr 11
SBA
ORD
5h 58m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 14
ORD
SBA
6h 03m
Wed, Mar 21
SBA
ORD
7h 20m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.6

more room in the seats

movie choices were meh, but I guess that's a personal preference

PWM
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing was good about this airline with the exception of the baggage crew that finally helped me in Washington Ronald Regan Airport

My flight out of Portland was canceled and it took hours to rebook. I had to fly American Airline to Washington DCA where I roamed the airport at 9pm looking for someone from United. The crew in Portland ME told me the gate person would have a hotel for me.... The baggage crew had to help me.

IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

EWR
SYR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Taxied for 45 minutes, got on runway then determined we were low on fuel. Back to gate, refuel, two hour delay

Thu, Apr 26
ORD
SBA
7h 34m
Sat, May 5
SBA
ORD
6h 03m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

Sat, Apr 28
ORD
SBA
8h 55m
Sat, May 12
SBA
ORD
6h 30m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Show more results

Chicago O'Hare International to Santa Barbara Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Santa Barbara
Flights Depart from Chicago O'Hare International
Flight Price $246
Distance 1798 miles
Airlines United, American Airlines
*
Prices are per person and are for e–tickets and include all taxes & fees in USD.

We attempt to get accurate prices, however, prices are not guaranteed.

Here's why:

We’re not the seller.
At KAYAK we don’t set the prices, so it’s not possible for us to guarantee what other companies are selling.

We compile tonnes of data for you
Our service lets you quickly and easily compare results from hundreds of travel sites at once. In this sense, KAYAK is a search engine and we can't guarantee prices we find.

Why aren’t prices accurate 100% of the time?
Prices on airline seats, hotel rooms and car rentals can change frequently. Several people may also be trying to buy the same travel option simultaneously. As a result, you may find, on occasion, that certain prices are no longer available.

If you have more questions or if you have a bad price to report to us,
please send us an and someone from our team will get back to you promptly.

^
The fares displayed include all taxes and fees for economy class travel and were found by the provider in the last 72 hours. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights and days. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Some carriers charge additional fees for extra checked bags. Please check the carriers' sites.