The flight time from San Francisco to Santa Barbara is 1 hour, 12 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 5 minutes early.
21 minutes taxiing out
46 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SBA Santa Barbara, CA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
79%
SkyWest
77%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Santa Barbara to San Francisco
1 hour, 9 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
1h 7m
SkyWest
1h 13m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

40

Distance

262 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND050100150200

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

SkyWest
34
United
6

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves San Francisco 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 21 minutes
In the Air 46 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Santa Barbara 7 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 10 minutes. For example, from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, United is 79% reliable, which means that United flights are on time 79% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 79% 19% 2%
SkyWest 77% 19% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco and Santa Barbara, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
United 19 44 3 67
SkyWest 21 46 4 73

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
7am 0.25
8am 0.61
12pm 0.8
1pm 0.22
2pm 0.75
3pm 0.42
4pm 0.31
5pm 0.44
6pm 0.36
7pm 0.33
8pm 0.44
10pm 0.61

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 161
February 141
March 159
April 169
May 174
June 192
July 203
August 199
September 195
October 187
November 165
December 159

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 6
Tuesday 6
Wednesday 5.9
Thursday 6
Friday 5.9
Saturday 4.8
Sunday 5.9

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
SkyWest 34
United 6

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
7am 19 48 4 72
8am 23 46 4 74
12pm 20 47 5 73
1pm 20 47 5 74
2pm 20 46 4 72
3pm 20 47 5 73
4pm 22 47 5 74
5pm 19 46 4 70
6pm 18 46 4 68
7pm 19 45 4 67
8pm 18 44 3 67
10pm 25 44 3 73
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.