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Average Price:
$478
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$363
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Santa Barbara to Chicago

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $363 or less.
The cheapest flight from Santa Barbara to Chicago was found 78 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Santa Barbara to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from Santa Barbara to Chicago take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 19m, covering a distance of 1812 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Santa Barbara to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($276) and United ($276)
Do I need a passport to fly between Santa Barbara and Chicago?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Santa Barbara to Chicago?
For Santa Barbara to Chicago, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Santa Barbara, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Santa Barbara
$276
only
$276
Destination
Chicago
$276
only
$276
Sat, Mar 10
SBA
ORD
8h 17m
Tue, Mar 13
ORD
SBA
6h 17m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 4
SBA
ORD
6h 19m
Sat, Apr 7
ORD
SBA
6h 59m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SJO
IAH
Mediocre 3.3

The check-in staff were very friendly and helpful.

I already knew I was going to pay $200 to ship my boards back home (I wonder if golf clubs which are roughly the same size cost as much,) but when pre-purchasing through the app for an "oversized" bag you have to put a "one" in the checked bag and a "one" in the oversized bag even though they're the same bag, but then they charge you for two, and when you tell the check-in person that you only have one bag of course they can't issue a refund. No, they tell you that you get to call customer service when you return home.

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

DEN
LAX
Okay 5.0

Great crew and process

For the fare, the leg room is not enough for average 6'0 person to be comfortable for longer than an hour.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

Wed, Mar 21
SBA
ORD
6h 27m
Tue, Apr 3
ORD
SBA
7h 34m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 9
SBA
ORD
8h 50m
Mon, May 14
ORD
SBA
6h 14m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Aug 18
SBA
ORD
6h 37m
Sun, Aug 26
ORD
SBA
7h 54m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

FSD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Friendly crew.

Stuck in Denver because our flight was delayed so we missed our connection to Houston. Couldn’t get a hotel voucher because they are claiming a weather delay (which there was none).

IAH
HNL
Excellent 9.3

The flight crew was very welcoming and positive. They were attentive and ensures that every one had headsets, blanckets etc for the 8.5 hour flight.

Lacking food healthy food options. No salads or light bites available. The warm food that they did have was terrible and very salty. I wish their in-flight entertainment was not on our own devices because updates to the app are required which you wouldnt know unless you were on the plane and connected to their wifi.

DEN
LAX
Okay 5.0

Great crew and process

For the fare, the leg room is not enough for average 6'0 person to be comfortable for longer than an hour.

Santa Barbara to Chicago Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Chicago
Flights Depart from Santa Barbara
Flight Price $276
Distance 1812 miles
Airlines United
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