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Santa Barbara to Chicago Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Chicago
Flights Depart from Santa Barbara
Flight Price $209
Distance 1,812 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Alaska Airlines

Good to Know

Average Price:
$424
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$304
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Santa Barbara to Chicago

Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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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 $303 or less.
The cheapest flight from Santa Barbara to Chicago was found 60 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 36% 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 Santa Barbara to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from Santa Barbara to Chicago take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 04m.
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 ($209), American Airlines ($253) and Alaska Airlines ($290).
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, Thursday 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 Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Santa Barbara
$209
only
$209
Destination
Chicago
$209
only
$209
Thu, Sep 27
SBA
Santa Barbara
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
20h 05m
Tue, Oct 2
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
SBA
Santa Barbara
6h 27m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Oct 24
SBA
Santa Barbara
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
6h 04m
Wed, Nov 7
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
SBA
Santa Barbara
18h 31m
Trip: 15 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 32,923 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
IAD
CLT
Excellent 10.0

The flight was on time

Tiny bathrooms

BCN
JFK
Good 7.6

Even on a big ole B777 you better upgrade to bigger seats

LAX
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Pilot was informative.

JAX
CLT
Good 6.0

Bumpy

LAX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. Just the pilot

Everything. Bad communication. 1 h delay. Then 3 hs in the plane. We ran out of gas. 2 more hours taxiing Never seen something similar. I really hope my mileage refund.

Wed, Dec 5
SBA
Santa Barbara
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
8h 05m
Mon, Dec 10
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
SBA
Santa Barbara
19h 05m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 22,683 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
EWR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The festive yet relaxing lighting during boatding, the great in flight movies, the friendly helpful staff, our generous legroom, the comfier than usual seats, the food ordering system.

The food quality could be improved with some more organic options.

LAX
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Fast trip

LGA
DAL
Okay 4.6

So unprofessional

SAN
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Very friendly agents from boarding to in-flight. Everyone was helpful and kind.

DEN
SEA
Good 6.6

We were sitting in first class. My husband went to use the restroom in our cabin and the female flight attendant told him to go back behind the curtain and use the bathroom assigned to his cabinet. He is Colombian and she surely profiled him, as I saw two other passengers from coach use the first class bathroom with no concerns.

Thu, Sep 20
SBA
Santa Barbara
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
20h 05m
Wed, Sep 26
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
SBA
Santa Barbara
18h 37m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Aug 23
SBA
Santa Barbara
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
19h 54m
Sun, Aug 26
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
SBA
Santa Barbara
6h 37m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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