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Average Price:
$462
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$369
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $369 or less.
The cheapest flight from Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara was found 90 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 4% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara Flights

How long does a flight from Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 25m, covering a distance of 1580 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($382) and United ($422)
Do I need a passport to fly between Minneapolis St Paul and Santa Barbara?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara?
For Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Santa Barbara back to Minneapolis St Paul, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Minneapolis
$382
only
$382
Destination
Santa Barbara
$382
only
$382
Sat, Feb 17
MSP
SBA
6h 07m
Tue, Feb 27
SBA
MSP
5h 59m
Trip: 11 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27225 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MXP
JFK
Okay 5.0

i had a really horrible experience with a flight attendent but the 2 in my cabin were great. Earphones didnt work and couldnt see screen

FCO
PHL
Okay 4.3

Not much.

The flight was late due to maintenance and caused us to miss our connecting flight to Chicago. American Airlines customer assistance at the airport was absolutely terrible. They were rude and inconsiderate as they kept suggesting to fly standby. We shouldn't have to fly standby when it wasn't our fault why were late. They told us our bags would be ok going to Chicago and they we would make the flight, but we did not. I do not know why didn't wait for us considering there were 8 others that also missed the connecting flight. We had to fly to Denver and stay overnight with no luggage and catch a 7:00am flight to Chicago. The last surprise I received was my damaged bag when I got back to Chicago. Thank you for making this trip memorable in a terrible way. I will never book or recommend Kayak or use American Airlines again.

CLT
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Departure and arrival time

Nothing

DFW
COS
Excellent 10.0

Great service

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

We shopped price, this was the most affordable flight for us.

Getting seat reservations should be easier and sooner.

Fri, Apr 20
MSP
SBA
12h 27m
Tue, Apr 24
SBA
MSP
7h 04m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 53752 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
HKG
EWR
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing, absolutely nothing.

The flight attendants were pretty much what I've come to expect on U.S. airlines--overweight, older, and sloppy in appearance. One of them looked like she had rolled out of bed ten minutes before arriving at the gate. It was the complete antithesis to the flight attendants on Hong Kong Airlines. Ah, for the good old days of air travel. Before the plane ever took off it was announced the the entertainment system on the seat back ahead of those in comfort seats was not working and wouldn't be for the duration of the flight. Having paid an additional $239 for the comfort seat in the hopes of making a 16-hour flight go by a bit faster, this was unconscionable. The food was far inferior to Hong Kong Airlines. In short, it was the trip from hell.

EWR
PTY
Mediocre 3.0

I left New Jersey during snow storm. Flights had been cancelled on the previous days but our flight was not. It did not leave on time, had to switch planes before we actually took off. My luggage was lost. I did not make my connecting flight. Had sty over in Panama. Got to my destination a day late without my carry on ( checked at the gate...lost). Still have not located my other 2 bags. Very stressful expirence. Will not fly united again. Staff at my lay over was poorly trained at handling the situation and my luggage issue is taking a very long time to correct.

MEX
DEN
Okay 5.0

We did get to our destination.

Flight was late, as always. I couldn’t sit with my spouse. Rows are so tight, one can barely get in/out and we are smaller than normal size. Baggage fees make overhead compartment loading a real nightmare. I wonder what they will think of next to make flying an even more terrible experience.

EWR
POP
Good 7.3

The crew was very friendly on board. The gate crew were a little curt, but it was a full flight and they were really trying to get everyone on board quickly so I can't be too upset about that.

Few entertainment options - direct TV unavailable for about half the flight, WiFi also unavailable for the same.

IND
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Excellent flight nice ground and flight crew

Tue, Mar 6
MSP
SBA
6h 17m
Wed, Mar 14
SBA
MSP
5h 45m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27225 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
GDL
DFW
Good 6.3

Friendly staff

Food was terrible and the seats tight

MXP
JFK
Okay 5.0

i had a really horrible experience with a flight attendent but the 2 in my cabin were great. Earphones didnt work and couldnt see screen

PHL
MAN
Excellent 8.0

Efficient crew

Very full no isle seat!

CLT
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Departure and arrival time

Nothing

FCO
PHL
Okay 4.3

Not much.

The flight was late due to maintenance and caused us to miss our connecting flight to Chicago. American Airlines customer assistance at the airport was absolutely terrible. They were rude and inconsiderate as they kept suggesting to fly standby. We shouldn't have to fly standby when it wasn't our fault why were late. They told us our bags would be ok going to Chicago and they we would make the flight, but we did not. I do not know why didn't wait for us considering there were 8 others that also missed the connecting flight. We had to fly to Denver and stay overnight with no luggage and catch a 7:00am flight to Chicago. The last surprise I received was my damaged bag when I got back to Chicago. Thank you for making this trip memorable in a terrible way. I will never book or recommend Kayak or use American Airlines again.

Sat, Jul 14
MSP
SBA
5h 25m
Sat, Jul 21
SBA
MSP
8h 33m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 53752 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Cell phone holder and power outlets that actually work

Basic economy pricing

AUS
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

N/a

There was a name change needed for the flight..they weren’t able to support that at all resulting me cancelling the flight.

HKG
EWR
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing, absolutely nothing.

The flight attendants were pretty much what I've come to expect on U.S. airlines--overweight, older, and sloppy in appearance. One of them looked like she had rolled out of bed ten minutes before arriving at the gate. It was the complete antithesis to the flight attendants on Hong Kong Airlines. Ah, for the good old days of air travel. Before the plane ever took off it was announced the the entertainment system on the seat back ahead of those in comfort seats was not working and wouldn't be for the duration of the flight. Having paid an additional $239 for the comfort seat in the hopes of making a 16-hour flight go by a bit faster, this was unconscionable. The food was far inferior to Hong Kong Airlines. In short, it was the trip from hell.

AMS
IAD
Good 7.6

Good price.

It took you 4 days for you to get back to me with the confirmation number after I had requested it via e-mail. Also, you should note Lufthansa-issued documents never commence with "220-" and then the subsequent numbers. Lufthansa tickets are always issued with "2220-" at the beginning and then the subsequent numbers. You need to update your computers otherwise with the original Lufthansa-issued ticket number you provide at time of booking, the booking will not show up in Lufthansa systems.

IAD
RDU
Excellent 10.0

The efficiency and professionalism was excellent. Both legs of my trip went great!

Tue, Feb 20
MSP
SBA
6h 19m
Mon, Feb 26
SBA
MSP
5h 59m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27225 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MXP
JFK
Okay 5.0

i had a really horrible experience with a flight attendent but the 2 in my cabin were great. Earphones didnt work and couldnt see screen

DFW
COS
Excellent 10.0

Great service

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

We shopped price, this was the most affordable flight for us.

Getting seat reservations should be easier and sooner.

FLL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Great service

BNA
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The service from the flight attendants on the flight was absolutely amazing

Tue, May 8
MSP
SBA
6h 41m
Mon, May 14
SBA
MSP
5h 56m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27225 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
CLT
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Departure and arrival time

Nothing

FLL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Great service

PHL
MAN
Excellent 8.0

Efficient crew

Very full no isle seat!

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

We shopped price, this was the most affordable flight for us.

Getting seat reservations should be easier and sooner.

DFW
YYZ
Okay 4.6

Lucked out with extra legroom seat. Seat was broken though.

The whole customs process is a seemingly endless mess.

Sat, Jan 20
MSP
SBA
9h 13m
Tue, Jan 23
SBA
MSP
15h 49m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 53752 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
RDU
Excellent 10.0

The efficiency and professionalism was excellent. Both legs of my trip went great!

EWR
PTY
Mediocre 3.0

I left New Jersey during snow storm. Flights had been cancelled on the previous days but our flight was not. It did not leave on time, had to switch planes before we actually took off. My luggage was lost. I did not make my connecting flight. Had sty over in Panama. Got to my destination a day late without my carry on ( checked at the gate...lost). Still have not located my other 2 bags. Very stressful expirence. Will not fly united again. Staff at my lay over was poorly trained at handling the situation and my luggage issue is taking a very long time to correct.

AUS
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

N/a

There was a name change needed for the flight..they weren’t able to support that at all resulting me cancelling the flight.

HKG
EWR
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing, absolutely nothing.

The flight attendants were pretty much what I've come to expect on U.S. airlines--overweight, older, and sloppy in appearance. One of them looked like she had rolled out of bed ten minutes before arriving at the gate. It was the complete antithesis to the flight attendants on Hong Kong Airlines. Ah, for the good old days of air travel. Before the plane ever took off it was announced the the entertainment system on the seat back ahead of those in comfort seats was not working and wouldn't be for the duration of the flight. Having paid an additional $239 for the comfort seat in the hopes of making a 16-hour flight go by a bit faster, this was unconscionable. The food was far inferior to Hong Kong Airlines. In short, it was the trip from hell.

AMS
IAD
Good 7.6

Good price.

It took you 4 days for you to get back to me with the confirmation number after I had requested it via e-mail. Also, you should note Lufthansa-issued documents never commence with "220-" and then the subsequent numbers. Lufthansa tickets are always issued with "2220-" at the beginning and then the subsequent numbers. You need to update your computers otherwise with the original Lufthansa-issued ticket number you provide at time of booking, the booking will not show up in Lufthansa systems.

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Minneapolis St Paul to Santa Barbara Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Santa Barbara
Flights Depart from Minneapolis St Paul
Flight Price $382
Distance 1580 miles
Airlines American Airlines, United