Arriving by Plane

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport

For those who are flying in, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is a short 8-mile drive from downtown, and offers 40 daily departures and multiple non-stop daily flights to and from major hubs, including Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, with Chicago air service available in June 2020. It’s relatively easy and convenient to fly to Santa Barbara and experience the stunning beauty, delicious cuisine and fun activities you’ll find in The American Riviera®.

The Santa Barbara Airport reflects the area’s laid-back attitude and distinctive architecture. If your visit to Santa Barbara starts and ends here, you will arrive and depart in true Santa Barbara style. But flying in and out are only a small aspect of the SBA experience. The beautifully designed facility features a Public Art Program, which showcases commissioned art, long-term loan of existing art, and rotating exhibits of regional art so you can enjoy a last taste of SB’s unique arts and culture while you wait for your flight.