This Santa Barbara Airport site provides up-to-the-minute status on flight departures and arrivals of all airlines serving Santa Barbara California.
No other SBA site provides this much flight information in one convenient place. The interactive tools here give you MUCH more control over your air travel.
Airlines flying from SBA provide non-stop service to seven cities: Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Non-stop flight service to Las Vegas is provided by Allegiant Airlines from Santa Maria Airport.
You'll find a wealth of knowledge about today's departures and arrivals in the tables below.
Choose the timeframe you want from the drop-down menu (if there is one). Then select whether you want to see today's Departures or Arrivals.
Click the links in the table below to learn more about:
It's just amazing to see how much information is so readily available!
For video tutorials about how to get the most out of this Santa Barbara Airport database, click here for FlightStats' YouTube Channel.
The following widget displays Airport Delay Status and weather information for airports across the United States. Cool, huh?
Hover over any dot and see the weather report for that area. Click on any dot for links to even more airport information.
Even though both Santa Barbara County airports are small, you still need to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to flight departure time and 2 hours for international flights.
The Airline Terminal opens at 4:30 AM. Download an SBA Info brochure for more information about the Santa Barbara Airport. Here is an interactive map of the current SBA Terminal for gate information, etc.
The Santa Barbara Airport terminal offers:
Follow this link for information regarding General Aviation at Santa Barbara Airport.
Limits for carry-on luggage on all flights is one bag + one personal item (a purse, briefcase or laptop) per passenger. Note: Backpacks will not be considered personal items.
For lost baggage and more information about checking oversized baggage, sporting equipment, etc., contact the airline.
There are three parking lots. From January - June 2012, the Short Term lot will be closed while the roadway is re-aligned. Download a map of the airport parking lots.
Please read the payment information below so you don't get trapped inside the parking lot!
Short Term Lot - This lot is closed during roadway construction through June 2012.
Long Term Lot 1 - During roadway construction, this lot will be used for all on-site parking. Payment is by credit/debit card. If you must pay in cash, you may buy a pre-paid ticket at the pay station in front of the airport terminal. There is an ATM in the terminal lobby if you need cash.
Long Term Lot 2 - Easy access away from airport traffic at Hollister & Lopez. There's free shuttle service to and from the airport terminal 24 hours-a-day.
All airport parking lots are open 24 hours-a-day/7 days-a-week. Parking rates are
For more information, contact the Parking Manager at 802-967-2745 (or 4566).
There are more than 50 cab companies and 270 taxi drivers in Santa Barbara. The city has no control over cab fares and unscrupulous cabbies have been known to gouge tourists.
My Best Taxi Advice is, "ask for a pre-set fare before getting into the taxi." If the driver refuses, pick a different taxi.
Rose Cab Co. is the only cab company that posts their special rates online. They also offer a 15% Discount for students and seniors.
This makes Rose Cab Co. my Top Taxi Pick. Call 805-564-2600 or 800-767-3222 toll free to schedule your taxi.
Satisfied customers also recommend Lowrider Cab - 805-722-5118 - for their great customer service and unique, bright green classic sedans.
Other reputable taxi companies include:
I've been enchanted by this little airport ever since the first time I landed in Santa Barbara, California.
The beautiful Spanish-style building opened as the United Airlines Terminal in 1942. Its architects also designed the Arlington Theatre and the National Armory Building, both on State Street in Santa Barbara.
July 2011 marks the beginning of a new era for Santa Barbara Airport. Construction on a new airport terminal is nearing completion.
The new 2-story building dwarfs the original Santa Barbara Airport terminal. Planned construction also includes:
The interior design of the new airport terminal features beautiful artwork with tilework throughout. I especially liked the intricate circular mosaic in the rotunda.
This is my favorite section of the mosaic. It appears at the top of the previous photo.
Big glass windows in the boarding area provide sweeping views of the runway. Baggage claim will soon be indoors and air conditioned! The new Santa Barbara Airport terminal is more modern, for sure.
The Original Airport Terminal Lobby
The Original Open-Air Baggage Claim
The New Waiting/Boarding Area
The New Indoor Baggage Claim
I know. Growth is inevitable. There's a lot to like about SBA's brand new terminal. But...
...I'll still miss the old terminal. Flying into the Santa Barbara Airport will never be the same. It's the end of an era.
The Original Santa Barbara Airport Terminal, Santa Barbara, CA
Thankfully, the historic Santa Barbara Airport/United Airlines terminal building will be preserved and relocated once airport operations have transferred to the new terminal.
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