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FAQs

  • Are Car Rentals available at the Airport?

    All major car rentals are available at SBA.

  • Does the Airport have an aircraft operations curfew?

    No, the National Noise Abatement Act of 1990 prevents the airport from instituting a curfew on all aircraft operations.

  • How do I book an airline ticket out of SBA?

    You can book an airline ticket by going online to the a specific airline at SBA, or calling the airline 800 number or by contacting your local travel agent.

  • How do I find out when a certain flight arrives or departs?

    Go to the home page of FlySBA.com for an up to date arrival and departure schedule. If the plane is delayed you will need to call the airline specifically to find out further information in the case of weather or equipment delay. 

  • 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.

  • How do I locate "Lost & Found" items?

    Luggage or other items lost on an aircraft are handled by the individual airlines only, please see the airlines at SBA. 

    Items lost and found in the vicinity around the airline terminal building or parking lots are handled by Airport Patrol through the Security Operations Center (SOC). Please contact the SOC at (805) 681-4803.

  • Is curb side check-in available?

    Curb-side check in is no longer available.

  • What are the TSA requirements for passenger and baggage screening?

  • What hotels are closest to the Airport?

    There are many hotels near the Santa Barbara Airport. Please visit TripAdvisor.com for more information.

  • What is the address of Santa Barbara Airport Airline Terminal?

    500 Fowler Road
    Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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  • What is the cost to park at the Santa Barbara Airport?

    Short Term Parking Rates
    Address: 500 Fowler Road

    • 0-60 minutes: $2 
    • Each additional hour: $1 
    • Maximum charge per 24-hour period: $20
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    Long Term Parking Rates
    Address: 500 Fowler Road

    • 0-60 minutes: $2
    • Each additional hour: $1
    • Maximum charge per 24-hour period: $13

    Accepted Forms of Payments: Cash and Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express,and Discover Card) are accepted for payment at these parking lots.

    Economy Parking Rates:
    Address: Lopez Road (off Hollister Avenue)

    • 0-60 min: $2
    • Each additional hour: $1
    • Maximum charge per 24-hour period: $10

    CREDIT CARDS ONLY!  (American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa)

  • What is the paging telephone number at the Airline Terminal?

    (805) 681-4803

  • What is the telephone number for the Airport Administration Office?

    The main number for the City of Santa Barbara Airport Department is: 805-967-7111.  Our Administration office, located at 601 Firestone Road, is open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We are closed every other Friday.

  • Security Operations Center: (805-681-4803) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • What time does the Airline Terminal open?

    The Airline Terminal daily hours are 3:45 am - 12:00 am (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.

  • What time should I arrive at the Airport?

    Please arrive an hour early for all flights.

  • When do the Airline Terminal restaurants open?

    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: 4:30 am - 6:00 pm

    Costa Terraza Restaurant & Tapas Bar: 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

    Santa Barbara News & Gifts: 4:30 am - 8:00 pm

    La Mission Cafe (Downstairs snack bar): 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Which airlines fly from the Santa Barbara Airport?

    Alaska Airlines: (800) 252-7522 (Non-stop to Portland & Seattle)

    American Airlines: (800) 433-7300 (Non-stop to Dallas & Phoenix)

    Contour Airlines: (888) 332-6686 (Non-stop to Las Vegas, Oakland & Sacramento) 

        Delta Air Lines: (888) 750-3284 (Non-stop to Salt Lake City) 

        Frontier Airlines:  (801) 401-9000 (Non-stop to Denver)  

        United Airlines:   (800)United1
        (Non-stop to Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco)

  • Who is allowed 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.

  • Why fly out of Santa Barbara instead of Los Angeles?

    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? 6 major airlines, 12 non-stop flights and over 350 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. Parking is directly across from the terminal.