Why fly out of Santa Barbara instead of Los Angeles?
Easy Come Easy Go.
When you fly from SBA you get to your vacation quicker, you are not dealing with a 2-4 hour drive to LAX, plus the parking, plus the noise, plus the long lines...need we say more? 5 major airlines, 5 non-stop flights and over 200 one-stops to anywhere in the world you want to fly!
Santa Barbara Airport also has shorter lines than LAX and is easier to navigate. You can save yourself a two hour drive by flying locally.
How do I get to the Airport?
Highway 101 from the south:
Take the UCSB/Airport exit at Hwy. 217 and exit at Sandspit Road, turn right at the stop sign and follow that road for half of a mile. The Airline Terminal will be on the left at the elbow in the road.
Highway 101 from the north:
Take the Fairview exit, make a right turn onto Fairview, towards the Ocean. Follow Fairview Until you reach the elbow in the road. Turn right at the elbow onto Fowler Road. The terminal will be directly in front of you. The Airline Terminal entrance is on the right in less than a half mile.
Or check out Santa Barbara Car Free Project http://www.santabarbaracarfree.org/ and find an alternative to driving to SBA.
If you're arriving from the train station please note it's a two mile walk.
What is the address of the passenger Airline Terminal?
500 Fowler Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
What are the current Transportation Security Administration requirements for passenger and baggage screening?
Please check for updates on their website at www.tsa.gov.
I can't find the information I want on the website. How do I locate the information I want?
If information is not found quickly on the homepage, go to the Site Map in the upper right of the homepage. If you still don't see the title you need, use the search function which is also in the upper right.
Which airlines fly from the Santa Barbara Airport?
American Eagle 800.433.7300 (non-stop service to Los Angeles)
Frontier Airlines 800.4321359 (non-stop service to Denver)
Alaska Airlines 800. 252-7522 (non-stop service to Seattle)
United Express 800.United1 (non-stop service to Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco).
USAirways 800.428.4322 (non-stop service to Phoenix)
For more information on these airlines, click on their websites or view the Airlines or the Flight Schedule.
Are Car Rentals available at the Airport?
All the major car rentals are available at the Airport for your convenience.
What is the paging telephone number at the Airline Terminal?
Passenger paging may be accomplished by calling the appropriate airline 800 number (Airlines) or the Airport Security Operations Center at 805.681.4803 (paging only - no arrival or departure information).
What is the local telephone number for the Airport Administration Office?
The telephone number to speak with City of Santa Barbara Airport staff is 805.967.7111. The Airport Department Administration office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Administration building located at 601 Firestone Road will be closed every other Friday and on the alternating Fridays the office hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Security Operations Center (805.681.4803) hours remain the same; 24 hours, 7 days a week.
What time does the Airline Terminal open?
The Airline Terminal daily hours are 4:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. (or when the last flight arrives). If a flight is booked or delayed causing it to arrive or depart during the hours when the Airline Terminal is usually closed, the Airline Terminal will remain open to accommodate those passengers.
My flight is scheduled to leave at 5:45 a.m., what time should I arrive at the Airport?
Please arrive at 4:30.
How much does it cost to park at the Airport?
For rates and other information view the Parking page.
How do I locate "Lost & Found" items?
Luggage or other items lost on an aircraft are handled by the individual airlines only, please refer to the Airlines for airline 800 numbers. Items lost in and around the airline terminal building or parking lots are handled by Airport Patrol through the Security Operations Office. They can be reached by calling 805.681.4803.
How do I obtain reservation and airfare information?
By calling the airline 800 number for reservations & information (see the Airlines Page), by contacting the airlines online, or by contacting a local travel agency. Travel agents are trained professionals with a vast amount data at their fingertips regarding all the airlines and specific destination information. See the "Travel" section listings in the yellow pages of the telephone book.
How do I find out when a certain flight arrives or departs?
By calling the airline on which the passenger was booked. See the Airline Information page for airline 800 number listings. Also, a complete Flight Schedule (not live) can be found on this website as well as FlightView.com.
Does the Airport have an aircraft operations curfew?
No, the National Noise Abatement Act of 1990 prevents the airport from instituting a curfew on aircraft operations. However, the Airport has a voluntary curfew asking noisy aircraft not to operate between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am.
What hotels are closest to the Airport?
South Coast Inn (800.350.3614)
Pacifica Suites (800.338.6722)
Holiday Inn (800.465.4329)
Super 8 Motel (800.435.5595)
More hotels can be viewed here.
Is curb side check-in available?
At peak times we have a curb side assistant that can help take your bags to the check in counter at the terminal. However, they can not check you or your bags in, you must go to the counter for that.
There are free baggage carts available in front of the Terminal.
Who is allowed to enter beyond the screening check points?
Only ticketed passengers with boarding passes are allowed in the a gate area. However you may receive a temporary pass from a gate agent in order to escort an unaccompanied minor or a person who is unable to proceed on their own.
When does the Airline Terminal restaurant open?
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
4:30am - 6:00pm
Costa Terraza Restaurant &
7:00am - 8:30pm
Santa Barbara News & Gifts
5:00am - 8:00pm
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
(downstairs snack bar)
6:30am - 9:00pm
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