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Low season

July Best time to beat the crowds with an average 33% drop in price.

High season

February Most popular time to fly with an average 20% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$296 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$278 or less

Good deal one-way

$149 or less

When to book flights from Oakland to Santa Barbara

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $149 or less one-way and $278 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Oakland to Santa Barbara was found 89 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, February and March. The cheapest month to fly is July.
  • Morning departure is around 535% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top airline flying Oakland to Santa Barbara

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,206 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Loved the crew"

Pros: "The logo on the plane"
Cons: "No snacks , no tv . slow flight"

Pros: "Did not know I had to bring or buy own dinner and breakfast. I didn’t see that written anywhere."

Pros: "She was cute, really acted like she liked her job! Left early and arrived early."
Cons: "I wanted a candy bar instead of the mai tai"

Pros: "Crew was efficient, pleasant, and had a sense of humor."

Pros: "The crew and gate people were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "It would have been nice to have a choice of free snacks, other than the biscoti"

Pros: "I'm glad it was a short flight!"
Cons: "It was hot. Really, really hot. They were talking about taking us back to our destination, but that call, positive or negative, should have been made before the flight as we didn't have equipment failure post-boarding. The idea that we'd go back is ludicrous if we'd already pushed from the gate. Get it together, Alaska."

Pros: "Everything! Leg room, friendly crew, good food. Easy check in."
Cons: "Not applicable"

Pros: "tablets were perfect for my seven year old."

Pros: "Flight attendant were super nice and friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Very friendly crew. Efficient boarding."
Cons: "Small selection of movies. Must use one's own portable device to view movies, or rent one of their tablets."

Pros: "Flight attendants could not have been nicer.. highly recommend"

Pros: "Staff was great."
Cons: "Food options just ok. Seats super small"

Pros: "My first time treating myself to first-class, so it was very nice."
Cons: "Delayed an hour at departure, and then got bumped out of first class on my connection, which they did change to a later flight; however, sadly no one looked very concerned about the fact that I'd like to have continued my flight in the class I PAID for. More on that in my next flight review."

Pros: "Left early and arrived early. Bags were at baggage claim when I arrived."

Pros: "That's all it was. Okay."
Cons: "There were about 50 types of memberships that kept getting called before us peasants could board. I liked the cheery nature of one of the boarding staff."

Pros: "Alaska provided a food voucher and a future flight credit."

Pros: "It was on time and 30 minutes early to our destination!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfort,service , and plane all great !"

Pros: "Ease of airport, flight attendants"

Pros: "Left early, arrived early"
Cons: "Tell me about the entertainment software before we get to the airport."

Pros: "The boarding process was unhurried and they offered free checked bags to keep the overhead storage from overflowing."
Cons: "The noise level in the cabin was high. I'm glad that I have Bose noise-cancelling headphones."

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Flight personnel were focused and expedient. We arrived on time."
Cons: "First time flying Alaska outside of the Mainland. For a five hour flight, surprised there were no complementary meal service. Only beverage cart services. Flying five hours to Maui, Hawaii is a bit different than a 1 hour flight to Portland or Seattle. Price of Alaska economy ticket no less than their next competitor (i.e., Hawaiian Air, etc.) on the same flight route offering meal service. May want to rethink pricing model?"

Pros: "Flight was cancelled!"

Pros: "The crew on Alaska is always great. They always engage in conversation and seem to be in good moods, and not cranky. I like the little prop planes. Plus the complimentary beer and wine is fantastic. What happened to giving the consumer a little something on any other airline? I mean I feel like I have to fight for a cookie."
Cons: "We were rushed on both flights I took this week with Alaska. It was to make up for lost time. It just was a jumble at the gate. It made up for the time but it feels like cattle being herded. And I hate that. But I was happy with being on time so, good and bad I guess."

Cons: "Flight was delayed. Alaska's boarding/deplaning procedure is slow and inefficient."

Pros: "Cabin crew were very nice."

Pros: "The flight attendants made our flight very nice. They went out of their way to take care of us."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "Nothing the crew could do; weather conditions"

Pros: "Relaxed atmosphere, updated seats, everything was smooth and on time, attendents were polite and helpful"
Cons: "Need to start earlier with pre boarding. This caused a back up bcz an elderly couple had not pre boarded earlier. They were very frail and needed a lot of help. Perhaps they cannot hear the announcement. Keep them close to the gate. Food is pricy, poor variety, and skimpy"

Pros: "Fantastic crew and service"
Cons: "Very rough landing"

Pros: "Flight was great. Crew were very polite"
Cons: "Probably had nothing to do with airline but I left a bag in car, my fault but had problems reaching the car rental field office. I tried contacted within a hour to no avail. Not until the next morning did they answer the phone. Can u please help. Payless car # 40278755. Oakland drop off. Johnny Templet 985-518-3949"

Pros: "Our flight attendant was absolutely precious!! Complimentary Mai-Tai was good!"
Cons: "Fruit and cheese plate seems like it was sitting out a bit. The cheese looked slightly dried and cracked."

Pros: "It was fine with plenty of space."
Cons: "Lack of snacks on a 5 hrs flight"

Cons: "They made me walk very far even though I am disabled. It was painful and difficult to get all the way to my seat"

Pros: "On time nice crew"
Cons: "Not being able to fly first class"

Pros: "Personal service. Helpful friendly people."

Pros: "Every single person I encountered on this flight was so friendly, offered assistance, and had a smile. Even the pilot thanked us (in person not just overhead on the speakers) for flying with them! It was one of my most enjoy flights. 3 rounds of beverage service!"

Cons: "Free TV shoes were extremely limited. Virtually nothing complimentary to watch for 5 hours"

Pros: "they were very friendly and funny :)"

Pros: "I fly this route regularly and Alaska is my first choice - the service is good, and everyone gets a celebratory drink prior to landing in the Islands. I will often upgrade to 1st class, and that is so worth it. I arrive at my destination after 5 hours feeling relaxed and able to jump right into the new environment."
Cons: "In 1st class - no complaints whatsoever. In coach - the usual: seats small, cramped, packed in with hundreds of other human beings, just waiting for it to be over. What a difference between the two!"

Cons: "Two stews, one wm slightly balding down right rude to several passengers and in particular another traveler with a service dog. Argued with man with service dog and failed to understand that "service dog" was not some pet. We attempted to assist other flyer and he was rude, bossy, and nearly insolent to us ... he finally to it but needs for re-training for him pretty darned important. One blondish wm stew with long page-boy like hair cut also verged on rudeness through her inability to hear, understand and desire to chant rules rather than to hear what was actually happening ... both of them more than mildly disappointing. Other two stews fine but seemed to want to stay out of way of the two rude ones."

Cons: "Horribly slow, poorly conducted."

Pros: "Very on time flight. Not strict with baggage."

Pros: "The crew was very good & accommodating. The seating was terrible and even though we were required to purchase it they ran out. It was the first time I have ever been UNHAPPY on an Alaska flight and I have been on many."

Pros: "Ease of the flight snacks and drinks are free"

Pros: "They were totally on time. They were very friendly they were very professional and helpful. I like the fact that you can watch movies from their Wi-Fi for free on your phone. I also like the fact that there's an outlet at every seat so you can charge your phone and laptop. Much cleaner and more comfortable than most other airlines. Really my first time flying them I was impressed."
Cons: "I wish they had offered headset so that I can actually listen to the movies if they offer for free on your phone."

Cons: "The flight attendant was TERRIBLE. She basically shamed me for having a beer in the morning. I'm a nervous flier and I thought it would help settle my nerves. I was at the very back of the plane and unfortunately could hear Everything she had to say. All the other flights were fine. I was just telling my friend about her today. Very disappointing. It was my first time flying Alaska airlines. I would not recommend them."

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