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FAQs

Are Car Rentals available at the Airport?

All the major car rentals are available at the Airport for your convenience.

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.

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

By calling the airline on which the passenger was booked.
See our Airline Information page for airline 800 number listings.

Also, a complete Flight Schedule can be found on our page as well as visiting FlightView.com

How do I get to the Airport?

Directions:
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 our Santa Barbara Car Free Project
and find an alternative to driving to SBA.If you're arriving from the train station please note it's a two mile walk.

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 our Airlines page for airline 800 numbers.

Items lost and found in the vicinity 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 numbers for reservations & information (Airlines Page), by contacting the airlines online, or by viewing our Airlines Page for Airline 800 Phone Numbers, you can obtain reservation and airfare information.
You can also contact your local travel agency. Travel agents are well trained professionals with a vast amount data at their fingertips regarding all the airlines and specific destination information.

Also see the "Travel" section listings in the yellow pages of your telephone book.

How much does it cost to park at the Airport?

For rates visit our Parking page.

For our Parking Map please download our Parking Map.

I can't find the information I want on the website. How do I locate the information I need?

If information is not found quickly on our homepage, go the upper right Search Box of the homepage, choose either the City or Airport Button and your results should appear.

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 however, free baggage carts available in front of the Terminal.

My flight is scheduled to leave at 5:45 a.m., what time should I arrive at the Airport?

Please arrive at 4:30.

What are the current Transportation Security Administration requirements for passenger and baggage screening?

Please click here for updates on the Transportation Security Administration Website.

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.

What is the address of the passenger Airline Terminal?

500 Fowler Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93117

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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 and 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. Here is the map for this location.

Security Operations Center (805.681.4803) hours remain 24 hours, 7 days a week.

What is the paging telephone number at the Airline Terminal?

Passenger paging may be accomplished by calling the appropriate airline 800 number from our Airlines Page or the Airport Security Operations Center at 805.681.4803 (paging only - no arrival or departure information).

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

When do the Airline Terminal restaurants open?

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

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

Santa Barbara News & Gifts 
        5:00am - 8:00pm

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    (downstairs snack bar)
        6:30am - 9:00pm

Which airlines fly from the Santa Barbara Airport?

American Eagle   800.433-7300 (non-stop service to Los Angeles)
Frontier Airlines   800.432-1359 (non-stop service to Denver)
Alaska Airlines     800. 252-7522 (non-stop service to Seattle)
United Express     800-864-8331 (non-stop service to Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco).
US Airways 800.428.4322 (non-stop service to Phoenix)

For more information on these airlines, click on their websites or view our Airlines page or our Flight Schedule page.

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.

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.

Last Updated: May 22, 2014