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Low Season:
April
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$397
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$254
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Santa Barbara to Denver International

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $254 or less.
The cheapest flight from Santa Barbara to Denver International was found 61 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is April.
Morning departure is around 4% 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

FAQs for Booking Santa Barbara to Denver International Flights

How long does a flight from Santa Barbara to Denver International take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 11m, covering a distance of 914 miles.
How many flights are there between Santa Barbara and Denver International?
There are 47 (nonstop) flights between Santa Barbara and Denver International per week, averaging 7 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Santa Barbara to Denver International?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($218) and United ($292)
Do I need a passport to fly between Santa Barbara and Denver International?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Santa Barbara and Denver International?
United (5 times daily), Copa Airlines (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Santa Barbara to Denver International?
For Santa Barbara to Denver International, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Denver International back to Santa Barbara, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Santa Barbara
$218
only
$218
Destination
Denver
$218
only
$218
Wed, Feb 28
SBA
DEN
7h 22m
Sat, Mar 3
DEN
SBA
4h 39m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

LGA
CLT
Excellent 10.0

We had two medical emergency on board so the flight attendant took care of them really well

They check in my hand carry my whole point of carrying is not to be bother with claing my luggage

TPA
DFW
Good 6.3

Decent boarding group, same snacks, same flight attendants (who were very nice)

My only gripe is that paying for an assigned seat is only allowed 48 hours before takeoff and costs at least $30, twice what Spirit charges to allow you to select a seat during booking, so it is worse. No one watched us to ensure that we didn’t use the overhead bins (a stipulation of the fare) but we did comply anyway. We chose to take our chances and were assigned seats at the gate 16 rows apart and both in the middle seat.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

Fri, Apr 13
SBA
DEN
25h 06m
Mon, Apr 16
DEN
SBA
6h 59m
Trip: 4 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SBA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

The convenience of flying from a small airport more than compensates for the fact that it is a smaller plane. Because it is a small plane, the service is much more adroit and responsive.

No complaints

SBA
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We will never fly united... NEVER EVER AGAIN

United airlines employee Mearle at the check in counter was extremely disrespectful, Rude, and arrogant towards everyone in line at the counter Trying to check in. Many customers including us waitted in the check in line for 35 minutes or more while Mearle proceeded to chat on her cell phone (personal call), and taking a break leaning the check in counter while everyone waited on her so she could assist with check in. Finally the passengers in front of us voice their concern to mearle stating that everyone is going to miss theirs flights if she didn't assist us all right away. Mearle responded by snapping back by saying "it's not my fault that united keep us understaffed and pay us enough to care " then laughed and walked away again. At this point we realized that if we did not get immediate assistance, that we would surly miss our flight. I walked in front of the line on behalf of everyone standing in line and reiterated to Mearle in a firm tone that she insisting check in the remaining 12 passengers immediately. Mearle snapped back telling me to "worry about my own self and don't tell me how to do my own job". Feeling very stressed out And worried about missing my flight went and stood back in line again. A few moments later I over heard Mearle tell the passengers ahead of us " you're too late. You've missed your flight" these passengers became very upset with Mearle telling her that she's the reason they missed the flight and Mearle laughed and said out loud to everyone else in line.. "you all missed your flight. You all should be more responsible next time and get here earlier" and then Mearle walked away never to be see again. Many of us missed our flight which caused many of us to also miss our connecting flights. We immediately called the 800 number and filed a complaint. Then we were forced to drive three hours in traffic to LAX where we caught a later flight and barely made it to our destination in time for our work event. We swore that because of Mearle and her disgusting behavior that we will never ever fly united again (and I fly a lot for my job) and since that horrible experience with Mearle two months ago, I've flown on four trips spending over $2300 dollars and every flight has been booked through American Airlines. Do to Mearle's bad attitude, disrespectful personality, and poor representation of united we will never do business with united again. We suggest united airlines remove Mearle from Having any contact with the general public as we are sure that Mearle is loosing customers for united at a very rapid pace.

SBA
DEN
Good 6.6

Everything went very well

No complaints

SBA
DEN
Okay 4.6

Staff was friendly

No changing table in the bathroom

SBA
DEN
Mediocre 3.0

Had to reschedule my flight due to delay. The non English speaking ua agent put me on stand by at another airport without me knowing it

Tue, Mar 13
SBA
DEN
4h 48m
Tue, Mar 20
DEN
SBA
4h 47m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

MAD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed it!

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great flight

ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

Thu, Apr 5
SBA
DEN
4h 29m
Sat, Apr 7
DEN
SBA
4h 16m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MAD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed it!

DFW
SAT
Okay 5.6

The flight was so short we did not even get a snack, only an offer of a bottle of water; this was simply due to to short length of the flight. Basic economy had my wife and I 16 rows apart each in a middle seat. I was in the very last seat on the plane. Flight attendants were attentive and surprisingly very nice, legroom is non-existent (same as every flight in plain coach).

High cost to prebook seats was twice what Spirit or Frontier would charge

TPA
DFW
Good 6.3

Decent boarding group, same snacks, same flight attendants (who were very nice)

My only gripe is that paying for an assigned seat is only allowed 48 hours before takeoff and costs at least $30, twice what Spirit charges to allow you to select a seat during booking, so it is worse. No one watched us to ensure that we didn’t use the overhead bins (a stipulation of the fare) but we did comply anyway. We chose to take our chances and were assigned seats at the gate 16 rows apart and both in the middle seat.

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great flight

Wed, May 9
SBA
DEN
5h 53m
Sun, May 13
DEN
SBA
4h 15m
Trip: 5 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SBA
DEN
Good 6.0

A small bag of small pretzel mix was tasty, but there used to be more.

ORD
YUL
Mediocre 2.0

the comped hotel

Improper handling of situation. There was flight scheduled later, but CS agent kept jerking us around. By the time I reached the United counter, the next flight was full. My total flight time was 36 hours. I still can’t believe that the pilot was missing. Worse yet, the agent at the gate could have made things much easier instead of telling everyone that a pilot was on his way to the airport.

SBA
DEN
Okay 4.6

Staff was friendly

No changing table in the bathroom

SBA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

The convenience of flying from a small airport more than compensates for the fact that it is a smaller plane. Because it is a small plane, the service is much more adroit and responsive.

No complaints

SBA
DEN
Good 7.0

For the first time I did not fly on a puddle jumper. Not only was it a real jet, it had good seat comfort and leg room even in economy class. The crew was friendly and attentive. They came by with offerings of water at least 4 times for a 2+ hour flight. Contrast that with my last two 5 hour flights on Virgin and American where they came by with water — ONCE. WiFi wasn’t working for either flight and of course the lack of decent food is discouraging. The coffee has improved which is a plus. Overall, good job, United! Nice not to be jammed in like sardines for once.

Every time I fly to Denver, we land in one terminal and your connection is in another terminal that requires a train ride to get there. ,ayovers are short — generally barely an hour. If the flight is late you stand a very good chance of missing your connection, as I’m betting happened to over half the passengers on this flight. I was the lucky exception — this aircraft was actually the connecting flight too. Why can’t all United connections be in the same terminal? It makes no sense.

Tue, Jun 12
SBA
DEN
4h 58m
Fri, Jun 15
DEN
SBA
5h 40m
Trip: 4 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SBA
DEN
Good 6.6

Everything went very well

No complaints

SBA
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We will never fly united... NEVER EVER AGAIN

United airlines employee Mearle at the check in counter was extremely disrespectful, Rude, and arrogant towards everyone in line at the counter Trying to check in. Many customers including us waitted in the check in line for 35 minutes or more while Mearle proceeded to chat on her cell phone (personal call), and taking a break leaning the check in counter while everyone waited on her so she could assist with check in. Finally the passengers in front of us voice their concern to mearle stating that everyone is going to miss theirs flights if she didn't assist us all right away. Mearle responded by snapping back by saying "it's not my fault that united keep us understaffed and pay us enough to care " then laughed and walked away again. At this point we realized that if we did not get immediate assistance, that we would surly miss our flight. I walked in front of the line on behalf of everyone standing in line and reiterated to Mearle in a firm tone that she insisting check in the remaining 12 passengers immediately. Mearle snapped back telling me to "worry about my own self and don't tell me how to do my own job". Feeling very stressed out And worried about missing my flight went and stood back in line again. A few moments later I over heard Mearle tell the passengers ahead of us " you're too late. You've missed your flight" these passengers became very upset with Mearle telling her that she's the reason they missed the flight and Mearle laughed and said out loud to everyone else in line.. "you all missed your flight. You all should be more responsible next time and get here earlier" and then Mearle walked away never to be see again. Many of us missed our flight which caused many of us to also miss our connecting flights. We immediately called the 800 number and filed a complaint. Then we were forced to drive three hours in traffic to LAX where we caught a later flight and barely made it to our destination in time for our work event. We swore that because of Mearle and her disgusting behavior that we will never ever fly united again (and I fly a lot for my job) and since that horrible experience with Mearle two months ago, I've flown on four trips spending over $2300 dollars and every flight has been booked through American Airlines. Do to Mearle's bad attitude, disrespectful personality, and poor representation of united we will never do business with united again. We suggest united airlines remove Mearle from Having any contact with the general public as we are sure that Mearle is loosing customers for united at a very rapid pace.

SBA
DEN
Good 6.0

A small bag of small pretzel mix was tasty, but there used to be more.

SBA
DEN
Mediocre 3.0

Had to reschedule my flight due to delay. The non English speaking ua agent put me on stand by at another airport without me knowing it

SBA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on-time; no delays; great crew! I also liked the fact there was a person at the gate to let us know where our connecting flight gate was - that was really helpful!

In flight entertainment (archived TV/Movies) not provided (other than through personal electronics); but that didn't bother me - flight between Santa Barbara and Denver isn't that long.

Thu, Jan 25
SBA
DEN
4h 11m
Sun, Jan 28
DEN
SBA
4h 41m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 27334 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

DFW
SAT
Okay 5.6

The flight was so short we did not even get a snack, only an offer of a bottle of water; this was simply due to to short length of the flight. Basic economy had my wife and I 16 rows apart each in a middle seat. I was in the very last seat on the plane. Flight attendants were attentive and surprisingly very nice, legroom is non-existent (same as every flight in plain coach).

High cost to prebook seats was twice what Spirit or Frontier would charge

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

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Santa Barbara to Denver International Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Denver International
Flights Depart from Santa Barbara
Flight Price $218
Distance 914 miles
Airlines American Airlines, United
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