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How long does a flight from San Jose to Santa Barbara take?
An average nonstop flight takes 7h 40m, covering a distance of 233 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($362)
Do I need a passport to fly between San Jose and Santa Barbara?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Jose to Santa Barbara?
For San Jose to Santa Barbara, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Santa Barbara back to San Jose, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Jose to Santa Barbara (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Jose
$362
only
$362
Destination
Santa Barbara
$362
only
$362
Sat, Mar 17
SJC
SBA
7h 40m
Wed, Mar 21
SBA
SJC
6h 58m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
RDU
SEA
Excellent 8.3

The flight crew was incredibly sweet and helpful; one of them even gave me their personal TUMS when I said I didn't feel well.

The flight boarded 30 minutes early; I arrived to my gate at the time of when my ticket said boarding started, but they were already calling final boarding call for my flight. I completely panicked. The plane was clean but the seats are very close together and there were no complimentary snacks- even though it was a 6 hour flight. On my flight back from Seattle on Delta, we got a complimentary meal AND a complimentary snack. I was expecting my Alaskan flight to be better based on everything I'd heard from friends, but my return Delta flight showed Alaska up; it was a spacier plane with way more food offered.

SEA
MCO
Good 7.3

nice plane. good airline

for red-eyes, Alaska needs blankets and pillows

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

ORD
SEA
Excellent 9.6

crew's upbeat attitude

very limited drink choices

Thu, Mar 15
SJC
SBA
7h 40m
Mon, Mar 19
SBA
SJC
22h 47m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
LAX
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

My luggage didn’t come on my flight. I was given a phone number to call for updates. I didn’t receive my bag until the following day. It was very unprofessional.

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

ORD
SEA
Excellent 9.6

crew's upbeat attitude

very limited drink choices

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

boarding was late due to repairs on the plane

Wed, Apr 18
SJC
SBA
7h 40m
Sun, Apr 22
SBA
SJC
16h 57m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

RDU
SEA
Excellent 8.3

The flight crew was incredibly sweet and helpful; one of them even gave me their personal TUMS when I said I didn't feel well.

The flight boarded 30 minutes early; I arrived to my gate at the time of when my ticket said boarding started, but they were already calling final boarding call for my flight. I completely panicked. The plane was clean but the seats are very close together and there were no complimentary snacks- even though it was a 6 hour flight. On my flight back from Seattle on Delta, we got a complimentary meal AND a complimentary snack. I was expecting my Alaskan flight to be better based on everything I'd heard from friends, but my return Delta flight showed Alaska up; it was a spacier plane with way more food offered.

SEA
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

I dispatched a guitar in a hard case. It was labeled fragile and sent to a separate compartment. The guitar was poorly treated and the case was broken all over. Very disappointing. On top of that I had requested window seat and got the middle seat. No food was served and there was no movies to watch or anything, considering this was a five hour flight

EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

Mon, Mar 26
SJC
SBA
16h 40m
Thu, Mar 29
SBA
SJC
7h 54m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

RDU
SEA
Excellent 8.3

The flight crew was incredibly sweet and helpful; one of them even gave me their personal TUMS when I said I didn't feel well.

The flight boarded 30 minutes early; I arrived to my gate at the time of when my ticket said boarding started, but they were already calling final boarding call for my flight. I completely panicked. The plane was clean but the seats are very close together and there were no complimentary snacks- even though it was a 6 hour flight. On my flight back from Seattle on Delta, we got a complimentary meal AND a complimentary snack. I was expecting my Alaskan flight to be better based on everything I'd heard from friends, but my return Delta flight showed Alaska up; it was a spacier plane with way more food offered.

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

ORD
SEA
Excellent 9.6

crew's upbeat attitude

very limited drink choices

Fri, Apr 20
SJC
SBA
16h 40m
Sun, Apr 22
SBA
SJC
16h 57m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

ORD
SEA
Excellent 9.6

crew's upbeat attitude

very limited drink choices

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

boarding was late due to repairs on the plane

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

LAX
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

My luggage didn’t come on my flight. I was given a phone number to call for updates. I didn’t receive my bag until the following day. It was very unprofessional.

Wed, Mar 28
SJC
SBA
23h 26m
Fri, Mar 30
SBA
SJC
7h 54m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
MCO
Good 7.3

nice plane. good airline

for red-eyes, Alaska needs blankets and pillows

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

boarding was late due to repairs on the plane

SFO
PDX
Excellent 8.6

I was able to get an earlier flight for a reasonable cost.

Airplane food....what's new about that?

Fri, Apr 13
SJC
SBA
7h 40m
Mon, Apr 16
SBA
SJC
16h 57m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
MCO
Good 7.3

nice plane. good airline

for red-eyes, Alaska needs blankets and pillows

LAX
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

My luggage didn’t come on my flight. I was given a phone number to call for updates. I didn’t receive my bag until the following day. It was very unprofessional.

ORD
SEA
Excellent 9.6

crew's upbeat attitude

very limited drink choices

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

Mon, Mar 26
SJC
SBA
17h 40m
Sat, Mar 31
SBA
SJC
7h 54m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
LAX
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

My luggage didn’t come on my flight. I was given a phone number to call for updates. I didn’t receive my bag until the following day. It was very unprofessional.

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

boarding was late due to repairs on the plane

SEA
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

I dispatched a guitar in a hard case. It was labeled fragile and sent to a separate compartment. The guitar was poorly treated and the case was broken all over. Very disappointing. On top of that I had requested window seat and got the middle seat. No food was served and there was no movies to watch or anything, considering this was a five hour flight

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

Thu, Mar 15
SJC
SBA
7h 40m
Sun, Mar 18
SBA
SJC
24h 48m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
LIH
Excellent 10.0

Flt arrived early. The crew were all very friendly and the service was excellent.

SEA
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

I dispatched a guitar in a hard case. It was labeled fragile and sent to a separate compartment. The guitar was poorly treated and the case was broken all over. Very disappointing. On top of that I had requested window seat and got the middle seat. No food was served and there was no movies to watch or anything, considering this was a five hour flight

SFO
PDX
Excellent 8.6

I was able to get an earlier flight for a reasonable cost.

Airplane food....what's new about that?

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

Sat, Mar 24
SJC
SBA
16h 40m
Thu, Mar 29
SBA
SJC
6h 58m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
MCO
Good 7.3

nice plane. good airline

for red-eyes, Alaska needs blankets and pillows

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

LAX
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

My luggage didn’t come on my flight. I was given a phone number to call for updates. I didn’t receive my bag until the following day. It was very unprofessional.

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

Sat, Mar 24
SJC
SBA
16h 40m
Sat, Mar 31
SBA
SJC
7h 54m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
RDU
SEA
Excellent 8.3

The flight crew was incredibly sweet and helpful; one of them even gave me their personal TUMS when I said I didn't feel well.

The flight boarded 30 minutes early; I arrived to my gate at the time of when my ticket said boarding started, but they were already calling final boarding call for my flight. I completely panicked. The plane was clean but the seats are very close together and there were no complimentary snacks- even though it was a 6 hour flight. On my flight back from Seattle on Delta, we got a complimentary meal AND a complimentary snack. I was expecting my Alaskan flight to be better based on everything I'd heard from friends, but my return Delta flight showed Alaska up; it was a spacier plane with way more food offered.

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

boarding was late due to repairs on the plane

SFO
PDX
Excellent 8.6

I was able to get an earlier flight for a reasonable cost.

Airplane food....what's new about that?

EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

Sun, Mar 25
SJC
SBA
7h 40m
Thu, Mar 29
SBA
SJC
7h 54m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

boarding was late due to repairs on the plane

SEA
MCO
Good 7.3

nice plane. good airline

for red-eyes, Alaska needs blankets and pillows

EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

Mon, Mar 26
SJC
SBA
17h 40m
Fri, Mar 30
SBA
SJC
7h 54m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

SEA
MCO
Good 7.3

nice plane. good airline

for red-eyes, Alaska needs blankets and pillows

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

ORD
SEA
Excellent 9.6

crew's upbeat attitude

very limited drink choices

Sun, Mar 25
SJC
SBA
7h 40m
Sat, Mar 31
SBA
SJC
7h 54m
Trip: 7 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

SFO
PDX
Excellent 8.6

I was able to get an earlier flight for a reasonable cost.

Airplane food....what's new about that?

RDU
SEA
Excellent 8.3

The flight crew was incredibly sweet and helpful; one of them even gave me their personal TUMS when I said I didn't feel well.

The flight boarded 30 minutes early; I arrived to my gate at the time of when my ticket said boarding started, but they were already calling final boarding call for my flight. I completely panicked. The plane was clean but the seats are very close together and there were no complimentary snacks- even though it was a 6 hour flight. On my flight back from Seattle on Delta, we got a complimentary meal AND a complimentary snack. I was expecting my Alaskan flight to be better based on everything I'd heard from friends, but my return Delta flight showed Alaska up; it was a spacier plane with way more food offered.

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

Fri, Mar 16
SJC
SBA
16h 40m
Sun, Mar 18
SBA
SJC
22h 47m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
ORD
SEA
Excellent 9.6

crew's upbeat attitude

very limited drink choices

LAX
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

My luggage didn’t come on my flight. I was given a phone number to call for updates. I didn’t receive my bag until the following day. It was very unprofessional.

EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

boarding was late due to repairs on the plane

Fri, Mar 16
SJC
SBA
16h 40m
Sun, Mar 18
SBA
SJC
22h 47m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
MCO
Good 7.3

nice plane. good airline

for red-eyes, Alaska needs blankets and pillows

SEA
LIH
Excellent 10.0

Flt arrived early. The crew were all very friendly and the service was excellent.

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

boarding was late due to repairs on the plane

Wed, Mar 7
SJC
SBA
7h 40m
Thu, Mar 8
SBA
SJC
11h 18m
Trip: 2 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
LAX
MEX
Mediocre 2.0

My luggage didn’t come on my flight. I was given a phone number to call for updates. I didn’t receive my bag until the following day. It was very unprofessional.

EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

SEA
MCO
Good 7.3

nice plane. good airline

for red-eyes, Alaska needs blankets and pillows

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SJC
SJD
Okay 4.6

poor

Sat, Mar 24
SJC
SBA
16h 40m
Fri, Mar 30
SBA
SJC
6h 58m
Trip: 7 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

I dispatched a guitar in a hard case. It was labeled fragile and sent to a separate compartment. The guitar was poorly treated and the case was broken all over. Very disappointing. On top of that I had requested window seat and got the middle seat. No food was served and there was no movies to watch or anything, considering this was a five hour flight

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

boarding was late due to repairs on the plane

SFO
PDX
Excellent 8.6

I was able to get an earlier flight for a reasonable cost.

Airplane food....what's new about that?

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

Thu, Mar 22
SJC
SBA
7h 40m
Mon, Mar 26
SBA
SJC
20h 49m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
LIH
Excellent 10.0

Flt arrived early. The crew were all very friendly and the service was excellent.

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

boarding was late due to repairs on the plane

EWR
SJC
Good 6.0

Felt much longer than it needed to be - 7 hours?

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

ORD
SEA
Excellent 9.6

crew's upbeat attitude

very limited drink choices

Mon, Mar 12
SJC
SBA
21h 39m
Fri, Mar 16
SBA
SJC
20h 49m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 17011 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SEA
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

I dispatched a guitar in a hard case. It was labeled fragile and sent to a separate compartment. The guitar was poorly treated and the case was broken all over. Very disappointing. On top of that I had requested window seat and got the middle seat. No food was served and there was no movies to watch or anything, considering this was a five hour flight

SEA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight.

ORD
SEA
Excellent 9.6

crew's upbeat attitude

very limited drink choices

SFO
PDX
Excellent 8.6

I was able to get an earlier flight for a reasonable cost.

Airplane food....what's new about that?

San Jose to Santa Barbara Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Santa Barbara
Flights Depart from San Jose
Flight Price $362
Distance 233 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines
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