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Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
April
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$349
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$258
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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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 $258 or less.
The cheapest flight from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara was found 83 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 March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is October.
Morning departure is around 14% 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 Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara Flights

How long does a flight from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 20m, covering a distance of 908 miles.
How many flights are there between Seattle/Tacoma Intl and Santa Barbara?
There are 26 (nonstop) flights between Seattle/Tacoma Intl and Santa Barbara per week, averaging 3 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($225), Alaska Airlines ($237) and United ($244).
Do I need a passport to fly between Seattle/Tacoma Intl and Santa Barbara?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Seattle/Tacoma Intl and Santa Barbara?
Alaska Airlines (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara?
For Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Santa Barbara back to Seattle/Tacoma Intl, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Santa Barbara (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Seattle
$225
only
$225
Destination
Santa Barbara
$225
only
$225
Mon, Jan 15
SEA
SBA
2h 20m
Tue, Jan 16
SBA
SEA
7h 04m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jan 11
SEA
SBA
2h 20m
Sun, Jan 14
SBA
SEA
2h 30m
Trip: 4 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PDX
JFK
Okay 4.0

For red Eye flight, need to give sleeping setting No lights!

DFW
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Nice, easy flight. Boarding was smooth and easy. Really like their 20 minutes to have baggage to carousel rule....nice!

PDX
SMF
Excellent 10.0

Customer service was great and there is actual legroom in coach!

SNA
PDX
Excellent 8.0

On time and no lines

IAD
SEA
Good 7.0

I would like to possibly see some better food options maybe for people who can not consume dairy. With the many different cheese platters, I was very uninterested. I had an early flight and thought I'd be able to eat something with a sort of substance. I was quite disappointed, I guess I'll have to be the annoying customer who brings chipotle on the plane next time.

Wed, Mar 7
SEA
SBA
6h 18m
Wed, Mar 14
SBA
SEA
6h 29m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52353 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ATL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The United pilot we flew that day. did great job. we arrive safe to the distination despite of the climate condition. im happy for the service.so far im satified..

the delayed flight this time almost cause us to lost our next flight in chicago. thats what i dont like. wish this wont happen next time..

SLC
ORD
Good 6.0

Flight attendants seemed completely unwilling to accommodate any requests outside of their "service time".

MIA
ORD
Excellent 9.0

That it got me to Paris safe

No outlets to charge your phone, and the tv played the same movie over and over. The meals were also cheap. Didn't like any of them. Should have flown southwest or delta.

LHR
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Fortunately as a passenger the economy flight area was very spacious due to low numbers of passengers. Which provided a comfortable seating space.

The entertainment could and been a little more variable in the film range provided. But generally overall I had a excellent flight. Food was good. Crew were very good and I would definitely consider flying United on my next visit out and recommend that my family did. Thank you United.

IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

Wed, May 30
SEA
SBA
5h 01m
Sat, Jun 16
SBA
SEA
5h 21m
Trip: 18 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52353 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Waiting

LHR
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Fortunately as a passenger the economy flight area was very spacious due to low numbers of passengers. Which provided a comfortable seating space.

The entertainment could and been a little more variable in the film range provided. But generally overall I had a excellent flight. Food was good. Crew were very good and I would definitely consider flying United on my next visit out and recommend that my family did. Thank you United.

RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Boarding quickly

No PED was available didn’t have anything for entertainment if you weren’t buying it seems every thing available for 3 hour flight and flight was scheduled for 2 hours and 55 minutes No snacks made available came thru once had a small bag of pretzels cup of coffee and never came back

IAD
CDG
Good 7.6

The food was particularly poor this flight.

FLL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

no aisle seat

Sun, Dec 31
SEA
SBA
6h 05m
Sat, Jan 6
SBA
SEA
2h 30m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jun 14
SEA
SBA
5h 56m
Tue, Jun 19
SBA
SEA
6h 51m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52353 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ATL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The United pilot we flew that day. did great job. we arrive safe to the distination despite of the climate condition. im happy for the service.so far im satified..

the delayed flight this time almost cause us to lost our next flight in chicago. thats what i dont like. wish this wont happen next time..

ORD
MUC
Mediocre 2.0

Our plane was defective so had to be replaced. This is fine, I certainly am willing to wait for a new plane if it means not blowing up over the ocean. The problem was how little the attendants at the gate communicated the situation to us. What should have been a brief layover became a 12 hour nightmare. The gate attendants did finally issue meal vouchers but they waited until 10 minutes before all the restaurants closed and only issued $10 a person. This is enough to buy a hot dog at an airport... We were told there wouldn't be any rescheduling of missed connections until we were "airborne". This resulted in mass panic and confusion upon reaching our destination. We were told to go to the service desk, half an airport away, but once the entire passenger contents of the plane arrived at that far flung service desk, we were mostly turned away to seek help at individual gates. This lack of communication meant I missed the next next available connecting flight and now have a further six hour layover. I understand accidents happen and planes can break down but the nearly complete lack of care and customer attention is, frankly, disappointing. I've now had nearly an entire day added to my travel time. If I'd been willing to loose that time I would have paid $600 less for my ticket. United finally offered a token of their appreciation : a $100 e-voucher. I have spent more than that on food and coffee in airports for the past two days while trying to survive until my next connections.

RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Waiting

EWR
BTV
Excellent 10.0

All the effort to make my need for wheelchair problem free

RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Boarding quickly

No PED was available didn’t have anything for entertainment if you weren’t buying it seems every thing available for 3 hour flight and flight was scheduled for 2 hours and 55 minutes No snacks made available came thru once had a small bag of pretzels cup of coffee and never came back

Sat, Feb 17
SEA
SBA
2h 20m
Tue, Feb 27
SBA
SEA
2h 30m
Trip: 11 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SAN
SEA
Excellent 8.0

I like the internet for text being free, and staff is nice.

Food is not free.

SFO
SEA
Okay 5.3

I checked in to the flight 24 hours ahead to ensure I got an aisle seat, because I knew I’d probably be going back and forth from the bathroom because I had been feeling ill. When I got to the ticket check to board the flight, my name wasn’t found in the system, and I was turned away to go back to the front desk. So I did, and the person there was seemingly able to get me an aisle seat in the same row, just across from where I originally was. But, when I got to the row, another man was in that spot and showed me his ticket which was the same seat I’d seemingly been re-assigned! The middle seat was empty, and so I sat there for the time being, while we enquired about it. One of the flight attendants said they’d look into it, but just seemed to brush it off and never gave us a response. I was mainly annoyed about being shuffled around, getting reassigned a spot and was clear about wanting an aisle seat, and it never happened even though I chose that seat 24 hours ahead in the first place. I felt there were a few chances to make it right, but it never happened.

SJO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

We were delayed. Crew was rude. Then we flew to another airport just to get fuel, which further delayed us. We arrived late to the connecting airport and missed our connecting flight home. Not given food vouchers. Had to pay for 1 checked bag despite flying internationally. Overall, very dissasatisfied with Alaska Airlines and I will be sure to go out of my way not to book again with Alaska.

DFW
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Nice, easy flight. Boarding was smooth and easy. Really like their 20 minutes to have baggage to carousel rule....nice!

DEN
SEA
Excellent 10.0

I checked my baggage with ease.The whole trip was without any inconvience. My daughter in CO made my reservations both ways thru you. I appreciated the great $fare. We will use you again . Thank You, Merry Christmas!

Sat, Mar 24
SEA
SBA
2h 25m
Sun, Apr 1
SBA
SEA
2h 30m
Trip: 9 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
IAD
SEA
Good 7.0

I would like to possibly see some better food options maybe for people who can not consume dairy. With the many different cheese platters, I was very uninterested. I had an early flight and thought I'd be able to eat something with a sort of substance. I was quite disappointed, I guess I'll have to be the annoying customer who brings chipotle on the plane next time.

SEA
KTN
Excellent 10.0

The Captain of this flight did an awesome land g in Ketchikan, AK. The runway is short and this was the smoothest touchdown for a landing ever! Thank you whoever the Captain was!!!

The only part I could honestly say was I wish I booked an earlier flight to see Ketchikan from above prior to landing.

SFO
SEA
Okay 5.3

I checked in to the flight 24 hours ahead to ensure I got an aisle seat, because I knew I’d probably be going back and forth from the bathroom because I had been feeling ill. When I got to the ticket check to board the flight, my name wasn’t found in the system, and I was turned away to go back to the front desk. So I did, and the person there was seemingly able to get me an aisle seat in the same row, just across from where I originally was. But, when I got to the row, another man was in that spot and showed me his ticket which was the same seat I’d seemingly been re-assigned! The middle seat was empty, and so I sat there for the time being, while we enquired about it. One of the flight attendants said they’d look into it, but just seemed to brush it off and never gave us a response. I was mainly annoyed about being shuffled around, getting reassigned a spot and was clear about wanting an aisle seat, and it never happened even though I chose that seat 24 hours ahead in the first place. I felt there were a few chances to make it right, but it never happened.

DFW
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Nice, easy flight. Boarding was smooth and easy. Really like their 20 minutes to have baggage to carousel rule....nice!

DEN
SEA
Excellent 10.0

I checked my baggage with ease.The whole trip was without any inconvience. My daughter in CO made my reservations both ways thru you. I appreciated the great $fare. We will use you again . Thank You, Merry Christmas!

Mon, Dec 25
SEA
SBA
6h 37m
Thu, Dec 28
SBA
SEA
4h 02m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 52353 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
MIA
ORD
Excellent 9.0

That it got me to Paris safe

No outlets to charge your phone, and the tv played the same movie over and over. The meals were also cheap. Didn't like any of them. Should have flown southwest or delta.

IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

LHR
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Fortunately as a passenger the economy flight area was very spacious due to low numbers of passengers. Which provided a comfortable seating space.

The entertainment could and been a little more variable in the film range provided. But generally overall I had a excellent flight. Food was good. Crew were very good and I would definitely consider flying United on my next visit out and recommend that my family did. Thank you United.

RSW
EWR
Okay 5.3

Waiting

MCO
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Excellent support from everyone as all were very helpful with assisting my need for wheel chair.

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