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Are Car Rentals available at the Airport?

All 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 all aircraft operations. 

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

Go to 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. Airlines at SBA.

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 go here to the list of airlines flying out of 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.

How do I book an airline ticket out of Santa Barbara Airport?

You can book an airline ticket  by going online to the specific airline website, OR calling the airline 800 number OR by contacting your local travel agent.  

What is the cost to park at the Santa Barbara Airport?

Short Term Parking Rates

Address: 500 Fowler Road

0-60 min              $2                      
Each add'l hr        $1                     
Maximum Charge per 24-hour period  $20 

Long Term Parking Rates

Address: 500 Fowler Road

0-60 minutes         $2  
Each add’l hour      $1  
Maximum Charge per 24-hour period    $13

Accepted forms of payment:

Cash and Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express,and Discover Card)  are accepted for payment at all parking lots.  

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 please go the upper right  corner of the homepage, fill in what you are looking for and hit GO.

Is curb side check-in available?

Curb-side  check in is no longer available.

What time should I arrive at the Airport?

Please arrive an hour earlly for all flights.

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

Please go to: Transportation Security Administration Website.

What hotels are closest to the Airport?

There are many hotels near the Santa Barbara Airport. Here is a list of a few of them.

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

500 Fowler Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93117


What is the 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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are closed every other Friday.

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?


What time does the Airline Terminal open?

The Airline Terminal daily hours are 3:45 a.m. to midnight. (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 
        4:30am - 8:00pm

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

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
ContourAirlines      888-332-6686 non-stop to Las Vegas & Oakland
Frontier Airlines     801-401-9000  non-stop to Denver
Sun Country Airlines 800-359-6786 non-stop to Minneapolis
United Airlines     800-241-6522  non-stop to Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco

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, 9 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.

Last Updated: May 22, 2014
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