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Santa Barbara to New York Flight Information

Flights Arrive in New York
Flights Depart from Santa Barbara
Flight Price $292
Distance 2,519 miles
Airlines United, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines

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Average Price:
$462
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$279
or less (round trip)

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FAQs for Booking Santa Barbara to New York Flights

How long does a flight from Santa Barbara to New York take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 32m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Santa Barbara to New York?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United ($292), American Airlines ($310) and Alaska Airlines ($396).
Do I need a passport to fly between Santa Barbara and New York?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Santa Barbara to New York?
For Santa Barbara to New York, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from New York back to Santa Barbara, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Santa Barbara
$292
only
$292
Destination
New York
$292
only
$292
$318
only
$318
Newark
$310
only
$310
Fri, Oct 26
SBA
Santa Barbara
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7h 53m
Sat, Nov 3
LGA
New York LaGuardia
SBA
Santa Barbara
15h 50m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 59,480 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
ICT
ORD
Good 7.3

Aircrew great along with gate agents.

First class flying is gone. No lounge access in the US. No meal (boarding at 1720 and arriving 2100) Beverage service the same in front as in back. Need to go back to Asia to get what you pay for.

DEN
GJT
Good 6.0

Ease of boarding and good communication from pilot

Flight attendant was gruff when communicating. She seemed angry when providing information. It was a short flight, so not a lot was offered, which was totally fine. However, when she walked down the isle with water, she appeared to be looking at the ceiling and didn’t stop to check if many people wanted water, including me.

IAH
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Lounge

Delayed flight which kept pushing back for more then 5 hours. Got booked on the next flight got middle seat. Flight attendant was rude and short with people. Not very personable. Plane was so hot everyone was sweating.

FRA
SFO
Good 6.3

Easy boarding and finding seat; good food and liked that wine was available, good movies to choose from

Seat was not comfortable, I am 5'1" and the head rest was too high, fortunately I had my own foam neck support. Bathrooms could use more cleaning during flight as one was grossly covered with urine right after turbulence was experienced. One crew member appeared to be having a bad day and seemed unhappy to be at work and was impatient with all.

SEA
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

?

Delayed. Charged for my bag even tho i have the United explorer Visa. Skipped me with pretzels and when I asked for some, it was as if i was asking fir something extraordinary!

Sat, Oct 20
SBA
Santa Barbara
EWR
Newark
7h 06m
Wed, Oct 24
EWR
Newark
SBA
Santa Barbara
8h 07m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,728 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
ORD
LHR
Excellent 8.3

Crew, food and boarding.

Limited entertainment selection. Tight setting with minimal leg room.

EWR
ORD
Okay 4.0

I like that I made it home alive.

Everything about Departing and arriving was a Poor experience. I might not be using this particular airline again. 4 Airlines now on my list of do not use.

PHL
BUD
Mediocre 3.6

The food was pretty good.

They had no accommodations for our baby, and didn’t let us board first. It was an old plane with basic entertainment, TVs above the middle row and not all do them worked. It was particularly freezing on board. Some of the crew was nice but overall not very friendly or welcoming.

CAK
CLT
Okay 5.3

Rude and disrespectful

DUB
ORD
Mediocre 3.3

Customer service when my flight was delayed twice and then cancelled.

I hated that there were sudden updates of delays just moments before we were supposed to board, then delayed for a day, then cancelled. I was fortunate to be re-routed to San Francisco (I am on the way) now, through United airlines. All in all, it was a stressful inconvenience.

Fri, Jan 18
SBA
Santa Barbara
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
9h 35m
Fri, Jan 25
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SBA
Santa Barbara
8h 09m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 23,413 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SEA
STL
Excellent 9.3

Nice

SAN
HNL
Excellent 10.0

The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Quality of the flight was great! I loved how comfortable and clean it was. Great to have a flight that has jacks for your chargers as well as free WiFi! Will definitely be flying again!!

SEA
LAS
Excellent 10.0

On time, clean and easy

Nothing.

DCA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Arrived early, good service, comfortable

BWI
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Crew was very attentive and friendly yet they give you your space. I know there is no personal space in an aircraft however it felt like it. Great job.

Sat, Nov 3
SBA
Santa Barbara
EWR
Newark
7h 06m
Tue, Nov 6
EWR
Newark
SBA
Santa Barbara
8h 41m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,728 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
DUB
ORD
Mediocre 3.3

Customer service when my flight was delayed twice and then cancelled.

I hated that there were sudden updates of delays just moments before we were supposed to board, then delayed for a day, then cancelled. I was fortunate to be re-routed to San Francisco (I am on the way) now, through United airlines. All in all, it was a stressful inconvenience.

BOS
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Early arrival, plane not crowded

Onboard wifi not working so no inflight entertainment

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Never made it to Chicago, rerouted through Washington DC.

LGA
MIA
Excellent 10.0

It was great, but returning home was bad

SAT
ORD
Good 6.0

Nothing good to say about AA

AA screwed up reservations by rescheduling flights by 3 hours earlier (done not once but two times) causing 6 hour layover. This plus an additional 2:38 delay on next flight made the journey horrible. Will never book an AA/BA flight again for intrnational travel.

Wed, Oct 24
SBA
Santa Barbara
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7h 13m
Sat, Nov 3
LGA
New York LaGuardia
SBA
Santa Barbara
10h 59m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 59,480 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
ATH
Excellent 8.0

The United flight had a great entertainment package (movies, tv shows, etc). The flight attendant who sat in front of us was awesome,and fun to talk to. She gave us some great tips about things to do while in Athens. The food was good (for airline food).

The flight from Newark to Athens was interesting. The flight changed gates at the last minute. The plane was towed to the new gate, then we found out that it was going to be delayed an additional hour due to required maintenance checks. Actually, I don't mind the additional maintenance checks, I want to arrive alive! We arrived in Athens 90 minutes after our expected time. We got seats in the exit row, however, we couldn't really enjoy the extra legroom for 2 reasons: 1) The exit hatch was right in front of my girlfriend who was sitting near the window. She couldn't extend her feet without kicking the door (I big no-no at 35,000 feet). 2) Our row was right in front of the bathrooms, so I had constant traffic bumping me in left shoulder and lines of people literally standing in front of me for the majority of the flight while waiting for their turn to use the bathroom. They are stepping on my feet constantly or passing gas in my face (I wish I was kidding).

CHO
IAD
Good 7.6

Crew flight attendant was nice the whole trip. Other places they aren't always so warm or nice when you leave. Flight was pretty.

Nobody was checking tickets for checked bags we deboarded.

FRA
SFO
Good 6.3

Easy boarding and finding seat; good food and liked that wine was available, good movies to choose from

Seat was not comfortable, I am 5'1" and the head rest was too high, fortunately I had my own foam neck support. Bathrooms could use more cleaning during flight as one was grossly covered with urine right after turbulence was experienced. One crew member appeared to be having a bad day and seemed unhappy to be at work and was impatient with all.

RIC
ORD
Good 6.0

delayed. missed my connector and had to rebook to a later flight

DEN
GJT
Good 6.0

Ease of boarding and good communication from pilot

Flight attendant was gruff when communicating. She seemed angry when providing information. It was a short flight, so not a lot was offered, which was totally fine. However, when she walked down the isle with water, she appeared to be looking at the ceiling and didn’t stop to check if many people wanted water, including me.

Wed, Jan 2
SBA
Santa Barbara
EWR
Newark
21h 08m
Sun, Jan 6
EWR
Newark
SBA
Santa Barbara
9h 38m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Oct 24
SBA
Santa Barbara
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10h 16m
Sat, Nov 3
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SBA
Santa Barbara
8h 11m
Trip: 11 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,728 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SAT
ORD
Good 6.0

Nothing good to say about AA

AA screwed up reservations by rescheduling flights by 3 hours earlier (done not once but two times) causing 6 hour layover. This plus an additional 2:38 delay on next flight made the journey horrible. Will never book an AA/BA flight again for intrnational travel.

DUB
ORD
Mediocre 3.3

Customer service when my flight was delayed twice and then cancelled.

I hated that there were sudden updates of delays just moments before we were supposed to board, then delayed for a day, then cancelled. I was fortunate to be re-routed to San Francisco (I am on the way) now, through United airlines. All in all, it was a stressful inconvenience.

DFW
CLE
Excellent 10.0

It was a quick flight! The crew was nice & the landing went smothly!

It was a full plane!

PHL
BUD
Mediocre 3.6

The food was pretty good.

They had no accommodations for our baby, and didn’t let us board first. It was an old plane with basic entertainment, TVs above the middle row and not all do them worked. It was particularly freezing on board. Some of the crew was nice but overall not very friendly or welcoming.

ORD
LHR
Okay 4.6

What to like with AA?

Delayed by 2:38 hours at Chicago due to aircaft repair. Total layover 8:38 hours.

Mon, Dec 10
SBA
Santa Barbara
EWR
Newark
7h 03m
Sat, Dec 15
EWR
Newark
SBA
Santa Barbara
9h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,728 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
PHL
BUD
Mediocre 3.6

The food was pretty good.

They had no accommodations for our baby, and didn’t let us board first. It was an old plane with basic entertainment, TVs above the middle row and not all do them worked. It was particularly freezing on board. Some of the crew was nice but overall not very friendly or welcoming.

EWR
ORD
Okay 4.0

I like that I made it home alive.

Everything about Departing and arriving was a Poor experience. I might not be using this particular airline again. 4 Airlines now on my list of do not use.

LGA
MIA
Excellent 10.0

It was great, but returning home was bad

DFW
MSP
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing

Condescending staff, lackadaisical crew, pitiful excuses of why we were delayed.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Never made it to Chicago, rerouted through Washington DC.

Sat, Nov 3
SBA
Santa Barbara
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7h 10m
Tue, Nov 6
LGA
New York LaGuardia
SBA
Santa Barbara
12h 41m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 59,480 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAH
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Lounge

Delayed flight which kept pushing back for more then 5 hours. Got booked on the next flight got middle seat. Flight attendant was rude and short with people. Not very personable. Plane was so hot everyone was sweating.

ZRH
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Very nice FLY and fantastic weather. No turbulence THAT all. UNITED CAPITAN AND CREW, nice. Thanks to GOD a nice fly in ALL aspects.

To be honest, everything was OK.

ATL
ORD
Okay 4.3

It got us to London. My bags were quickly available.

The seats were SO. UNCOMFORTABLE. I didn't sleep at all and have a headache because of them. Absolutely atrocious. The food was meh. One of the flight attendants was so rude I dreaded every time she headed over. I'll be flying with Delta in the future.

PSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Flight to SFO landed 7 min late. Wouldn’t let us on connecting flight to MRY. We were put on a land shuttle to MRY and now I’m car sick. Horrible day!

FRA
SFO
Good 6.3

Easy boarding and finding seat; good food and liked that wine was available, good movies to choose from

Seat was not comfortable, I am 5'1" and the head rest was too high, fortunately I had my own foam neck support. Bathrooms could use more cleaning during flight as one was grossly covered with urine right after turbulence was experienced. One crew member appeared to be having a bad day and seemed unhappy to be at work and was impatient with all.

Fri, Nov 2
SBA
Santa Barbara
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
9h 00m
Tue, Nov 6
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SBA
Santa Barbara
8h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,728 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SAT
ORD
Good 6.0

Nothing good to say about AA

AA screwed up reservations by rescheduling flights by 3 hours earlier (done not once but two times) causing 6 hour layover. This plus an additional 2:38 delay on next flight made the journey horrible. Will never book an AA/BA flight again for intrnational travel.

ORD
LHR
Okay 4.6

What to like with AA?

Delayed by 2:38 hours at Chicago due to aircaft repair. Total layover 8:38 hours.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Never made it to Chicago, rerouted through Washington DC.

DFW
MSP
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing

Condescending staff, lackadaisical crew, pitiful excuses of why we were delayed.

CAK
CLT
Okay 5.3

Rude and disrespectful

Fri, Oct 19
SBA
Santa Barbara
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
12h 48m
Mon, Oct 22
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SBA
Santa Barbara
32h 44m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 23,413 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SAN
HNL
Excellent 10.0

The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Quality of the flight was great! I loved how comfortable and clean it was. Great to have a flight that has jacks for your chargers as well as free WiFi! Will definitely be flying again!!

SEA
LAS
Excellent 10.0

On time, clean and easy

Nothing.

SNA
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service and crew

Theres nothing i dont like about Alaska

PDX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Very nice gate attendants!! And on flight staff were great!

SEA
STL
Excellent 9.3

Nice

Thu, Sep 27
SBA
Santa Barbara
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7h 02m
Thu, Oct 11
LGA
New York LaGuardia
SBA
Santa Barbara
10h 29m
Trip: 15 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 59,480 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
ICT
ORD
Good 7.3

Aircrew great along with gate agents.

First class flying is gone. No lounge access in the US. No meal (boarding at 1720 and arriving 2100) Beverage service the same in front as in back. Need to go back to Asia to get what you pay for.

EWR
DEN
Excellent 10.0

All great!

ZRH
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Very nice FLY and fantastic weather. No turbulence THAT all. UNITED CAPITAN AND CREW, nice. Thanks to GOD a nice fly in ALL aspects.

To be honest, everything was OK.

ATL
ORD
Okay 4.3

It got us to London. My bags were quickly available.

The seats were SO. UNCOMFORTABLE. I didn't sleep at all and have a headache because of them. Absolutely atrocious. The food was meh. One of the flight attendants was so rude I dreaded every time she headed over. I'll be flying with Delta in the future.

CHO
IAD
Good 7.6

Crew flight attendant was nice the whole trip. Other places they aren't always so warm or nice when you leave. Flight was pretty.

Nobody was checking tickets for checked bags we deboarded.

Fri, Sep 28
SBA
Santa Barbara
EWR
Newark
21h 49m
Wed, Oct 3
EWR
Newark
SBA
Santa Barbara
10h 45m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Oct 14
SBA
Santa Barbara
EWR
Newark
7h 06m
Mon, Oct 22
EWR
Newark
SBA
Santa Barbara
9h 59m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,728 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
PHL
BUD
Mediocre 3.6

The food was pretty good.

They had no accommodations for our baby, and didn’t let us board first. It was an old plane with basic entertainment, TVs above the middle row and not all do them worked. It was particularly freezing on board. Some of the crew was nice but overall not very friendly or welcoming.

CAK
CLT
Okay 5.3

Rude and disrespectful

BOS
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Early arrival, plane not crowded

Onboard wifi not working so no inflight entertainment

ORD
LHR
Okay 4.6

What to like with AA?

Delayed by 2:38 hours at Chicago due to aircaft repair. Total layover 8:38 hours.

ORD
LHR
Excellent 8.3

Crew, food and boarding.

Limited entertainment selection. Tight setting with minimal leg room.

Wed, Jan 2
SBA
Santa Barbara
LGA
New York LaGuardia
6h 32m
Sun, Jan 6
LGA
New York LaGuardia
SBA
Santa Barbara
9h 48m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 59,480 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
PSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Flight to SFO landed 7 min late. Wouldn’t let us on connecting flight to MRY. We were put on a land shuttle to MRY and now I’m car sick. Horrible day!

ATL
ORD
Okay 4.3

It got us to London. My bags were quickly available.

The seats were SO. UNCOMFORTABLE. I didn't sleep at all and have a headache because of them. Absolutely atrocious. The food was meh. One of the flight attendants was so rude I dreaded every time she headed over. I'll be flying with Delta in the future.

ZRH
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Very nice FLY and fantastic weather. No turbulence THAT all. UNITED CAPITAN AND CREW, nice. Thanks to GOD a nice fly in ALL aspects.

To be honest, everything was OK.

EWR
ATH
Excellent 8.0

The United flight had a great entertainment package (movies, tv shows, etc). The flight attendant who sat in front of us was awesome,and fun to talk to. She gave us some great tips about things to do while in Athens. The food was good (for airline food).

The flight from Newark to Athens was interesting. The flight changed gates at the last minute. The plane was towed to the new gate, then we found out that it was going to be delayed an additional hour due to required maintenance checks. Actually, I don't mind the additional maintenance checks, I want to arrive alive! We arrived in Athens 90 minutes after our expected time. We got seats in the exit row, however, we couldn't really enjoy the extra legroom for 2 reasons: 1) The exit hatch was right in front of my girlfriend who was sitting near the window. She couldn't extend her feet without kicking the door (I big no-no at 35,000 feet). 2) Our row was right in front of the bathrooms, so I had constant traffic bumping me in left shoulder and lines of people literally standing in front of me for the majority of the flight while waiting for their turn to use the bathroom. They are stepping on my feet constantly or passing gas in my face (I wish I was kidding).

SEA
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

?

Delayed. Charged for my bag even tho i have the United explorer Visa. Skipped me with pretzels and when I asked for some, it was as if i was asking fir something extraordinary!

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