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Low season

April Best time to beat the crowds (29% less expensive on average)

High season

May Most popular time to fly (30% more expensive on average)

Average price round-trip

C$ 434 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

C$ 237 or less

Good deal one-way

C$ 195 or less

When to book flights from Vancouver Intl to Santa Barbara

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for C$ 248 or less one-way and C$ 302 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Vancouver Airport to Santa Barbara was found, on average, 85 days before departure.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be April, May and June. The cheapest month to fly is April.

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Top airline flying Vancouver Intl to Santa Barbara

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,236 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "biscotti, boarding process, crew was pleasant"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "The flight delayed but the crew was really helping! Huge thank to the lady served in the economy class AS2239 on March 4th from Vancouver to Seattle. I was not able to catch the next flight without her helping."

Pros: "Loved the crew"

Pros: "none"
Cons: "Cause the flight was canceled I have to call the airlines to get the refund, which not 100% refund, it makes me disappointed"

Pros: "Great crew, nice plane"
Cons: "More varieties of snacks"

Pros: "I liked that when due to a medical reason, I was able to be given the option of rebooking my flight even though there would be a penalty and extra charges and I would need to pay the difference."
Cons: "When I called to rebook my flight within the year and about 3 months in advance of the desired date, unfortunately Latam made multiple errors and also told me that rebooking flights only are eligible for more expensive flights. Even though there were other less expensive flights that I was able to find and see online, they insisted the only flight available had a price difference of $4,000+ dollars. the original ticket was around $550 so this was absurd. Not helpful at all, how frustrating."

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "That middle seat.. 6 hour flight pretty uncomfortable."

Pros: "The crew were very polite and helpful."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for an hour and no one could explain why."

Pros: "The coffee was good and the crew was attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The transfer was very rushed. I know it’s hard to control those things, but 45 minutes turned out to NOT be enough time between flights, especially because the first flight was taxiying for 20 minutes once we landed, which was an unanticipated delay."

Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Good crew, early arrival, great plane (737-800)!"
Cons: "Hard landing (half point deduction) 9.5 ;-)"

Pros: "Plane was on time"
Cons: "Not enough space for everyone's luggage"

Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Delayed, may of been beyond the pilots control. Scrambled seating arrangements."

Pros: "The crew was terrific"
Cons: "The long delay was miserable. Although we would rather be on aircraft that was running like it should. We were dead at that point in our journey and the long delay was very difficult."

Pros: "Even though there was no TV screen in the headrest, we were all provided with IPads to view. The controls on the IPad were quicker than the in headset TV's. The seats were comfortable and we all received a flight packet that included a toothbrush, eye shades, ear plugs and a pair of socks for our comfort! Blankets and pillows were in our seats when we arrived."
Cons: "I missed being able to see our flight path. On a long flight it's difficult to keep track of where we are and now much longer we will be in the air without the flight tracker. My baggage was misplaced, so I was delayed by needing to fill out forms for lost luggage. Thankfully, it was located before I reached my connecting flight."

Pros: "I liked nothing"
Cons: "I didn’t like everything"

Pros: "The flight attendant was friendly."

Pros: "Short lines to check in. Friendly check in. In flight entertainment."
Cons: "Not super friendly on board. Late departure."

Pros: "The plane had far more leg room than typical airlines which was a pleasant surprise. It was newer than most, the flight attendants were polite and accommodating and the ride was smooth!"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Flew Alaska air - Plenty of leg room and much more than any qantas domestic flight!"

Pros: "Seats are ok."
Cons: "The flight schedule was delayed two times."

Cons: "We can't get boarding pass in Taipei. Hence, we have to go through Canadian immigration process to obtain boarding pass, then enter US immigration zone for US immigration process before get on board."

Pros: "They were helpful and polite while boarding and flying. They even give you a complimentary glass of wine or beer on board. All in all my experience was extremely pleasant. They have been much better than my experience last week with united. I would very much recommend Alaska if you have the option."

Pros: "It was good"
Cons: "Can’t really think of anything"

Pros: "N/A. Because of bad weather on Vancouver Island, my flight to Vancouver was delayed two hours and I missed my 230p flight to Seattle. Alaska had no other flights available from Vancouver that would get me to San Diego and other later flights that day from other airlines were over booked. I stayed the night and flew out the next morning on a direct flight to San Diego. The flight was fine. The flight crew was nice, they offered us drinks and snacks and the air condition worked. The reason I included the AC is sometimes it doesn't work and that's miserable. There's not too much else to add."

Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and there was plenty of leg room."
Cons: "It was only an hour flight, so there was no entertainment. And the seats didn't recline."

Pros: "charging outlet"
Cons: "light delay. no service."

Cons: "I had booked my flight to take off at 2:30 PM, but when I checked into London Gatwick, my boarding pass given was 7:30 PM. Of course there's no Alaska desk so I couldn't ask anyone there. When I got to Vancouver, they said they weren't sure why I was bumped, but there were seats left on the plane. However, I had to go to the gate to change my flight because I had a checked bag. Got to the gate, and of course, it was sold out. And they told me they weren't sure if the 7:30 PM flight would be taking off. So I grabbed my bags, made my way via train/bus/hitchhiking across the American border where my dad picked me up. Never got a single reason why I was bumped in the first place."

Cons: "long delay before depaarture"

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Wish there was a direct non stop flight to SMF from YVR"

Pros: "Small plane and short flight. Not too much to expect other than get there on time which they did"
Cons: "No complains"

Pros: "Left early and arrived early. Bags were at baggage claim when I arrived."

Pros: "Ease of airport, flight attendants"

Pros: "In flight wifi"
Cons: "Some of the flight crew have very poor attitudes. I mean it's your job to be of service for your patrons. If you don't like doing that, find another job!"

Pros: "Flight attendants were quick and efficient during a medical emergency."
Cons: "We had two hard landings (in Seattle and again in Ontario - same crew) and hit turbulence coming in toward Ontario that literally forced a flight attendant to her knees in the aisle."

Pros: ",'"
Cons: "90 minutes late returning"

Pros: "The overhead bins seemed to have more space than usual for non-checked bags."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed and the flight was late. This was already an evening flight, so the delay meant that I missed the last public transit train once I was home and had to pay for a cab."

Pros: "My stewardess was amazing!"

Pros: "My snowboard didn't make the connecting flight, customer service had it delivered to my house the very next morning."

Pros: "Flight was quick with wonderful views of the San Juan islands"
Cons: "content with everything on this flight."

Pros: "Great customer service! The crew was super patient with me and a flight issue I had"
Cons: "I never like the drinks offered on a plane."

Cons: "Bag full of very expensive ski stuff lost in Vancouver somewhere---hoping I get it back!"

Pros: "Smooth flight and easy app to handle"
Cons: "Kiosks couldn't read any of my travel documents. Even thought I checked in and about my luggage 24 hours in advance I had to form the line and check in for help."

Pros: "time of flight"
Cons: "The plane was tiny. Everyone had to check standard carry-on luggage"

Pros: "Bad attitude, no info, then annoyed when we asked them anything. All the passengers kept cool and calm. Staff was terrible."

Pros: "The flight was quick and we arrived early. I had more seat room on this flight than on intercontinental planes. Very smooth landing, one of the best."
Cons: "No beverage service of any kind--trip was too quick!"

Pros: "arrived earlier"

Pros: "It was great"

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