Oakland to Santa Barbara

Nonstop Southwest® Flights from Oakland to Santa Barbara

The essential ease and unbridled beauty of coastal California is now just a short, nonstop flight away. With its red tile roofs, white stucco walls, porticos, and perfect ocean climate, Santa Barbara has long been known as The American Riviera®, and thanks to Southwest Airlines®, is easier and more affordable than ever to get to.

Plan your next vacation from Oakland International Airport (OAK) to Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) on a quick 2.5-hour flight, while taking advantage of Southwest’s unbeatable Passenger perks such as Rapid Rewards®, Wanna Get Away® fares, and the coveted two bags fly free®.

Upon arrival in Santa Barbara

Pick from an array of vacation pleasures as you retreat to our seaside enclave. Perhaps an urban exploration of culture and cutting-edge cuisine? A soulful sunrise surf or epic hike with views to match? How about a quick jaunt to sprawling vineyards in nearby wine country? No matter what your passion, rest easy knowing that Santa Barbara elevates every experience and bathes it in golden sunshine.  

In fact, make your upcoming stay even sweeter by receiving your third night free. Simply book two nights at one of 20+ area properties to receive your third night free

So when you’re ready to make up for lost vacation time, stunning Santa Barbara is waiting for you.

72 Hours in Santa Barbara
What would you do with an extra day in The American Riviera®?
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Pack your bags, throw on those shades, and hit the streets for an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Whether you’re wine tasting, getting out on the water, or digging into a culinary feast, here are a few of Santa Barbara’s most popular neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Highlights


Your gateway to iconic California backdrops, salty adventures, dreamy sunsets, and a whole lotta freshly-caught seafood. Learn More

Unique Hotels
When visiting Santa Barbara, make your trip extra memorable by staying somewhere that’s just as unique as The American Riviera® itself.
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It’s easy to find perfection in Santa Barbara, but what if there were even more of your favorite finds, activities, events, shops, and restaurants that you had yet to discover? We invite you to explore Santa Barbara and discover all the amazing experiences this destination has to offer.

The Santa Barbara Lifestyle


Tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara features the best of both worlds when it comes to outdoor adventure. Learn More

So many restaurants, so little time. Our sampling of must-try restaurants is designed for the time-strapped foodie seeking a well-rounded taste of the region and overwhelmed by the many standout options. Learn More

7 Not-to-be-Missed Beaches
With miles of sun-drenched and sandy coastline, you'll have trouble picking which Santa Barbara beach to visit first.
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