Santa Barbara Municipal Airport

500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 (805) 683-4011

The Santa Barbara Airport's Mission "As the Tri-County region's "Airport of Choice", Santa Barbara Airport will be self-sustaining, exceed expectations for safety and quality service, and meet the air transportation and economic development needs of its customers and partners."


Air Travel Procedures

Even in Santa Barbara Arrive 60 Minutes Early
It is recommended that passengers check-in 60 minutes before flights (90 minutes before international flights). The Airline Terminal opens at 3:45 a.m. so there is no need to arrive at the Terminal prior to that time. Please allow more time if you are traveling during the holidays or peak travel times.

Prohibited Carry-On Items
List of permitted/prohibited items compiled by the Transportation Security Administration .

Transportation Security Administration
TSA Traveler Information
For current carry-on restrictions, see TSA's 311 Carry-on policy.
For how to get through the line faster.

TSA Pre-Check Program

When you travel, you will encounter visible and frequent security checks, including screening passengers and carry-on baggage. Just prior to boarding, passengers will have identification and boarding passes checked again. You will see uniformed law enforcement personnel at the Airline Terminal. In addition, many security procedures occur behind the scenes, such as searching aircraft and cargo. Security screening processes for checked baggage include a combination passenger bag-matching and explosive detection technology.

Baggage check-in
In compliance with U.S. federal government security regulations, bags may only be checked within four hours of departure. Also, for your convenience it is advisable to pack medicines, jewelry and other valuables in your carry-on baggage rather than checking bags containing these items.

Carry-on baggage limits
Carry-on limits for flights within the U.S. and on international flights are now one bag per passenger, along with one personal item (purse, briefcase or laptop, note: backpacks are not considered personal items).

No dangerous objects
In compliance with the US federal government, the airlines do not allow sharp or dangerous objects to be taken beyond airport security checkpoints. This restriction includes knives, cutting tools of any kind, scissors, corkscrews, cigarette lighters, metal nail files, straight edge razors, baseball bats, golf clubs or ski poles. Examples of items that are permitted on flights include walking canes, nail clippers, safety razors, syringes, tweezers and umbrellas.

Effective January 1, 2008, the Department of Transportation (DOT) through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will no longer allow loose lithium batteries in checked baggage. Learn more

TSA Travel Tips: Reducing Stress When Flying with Children

Airlines Serving SBA
There are 21 daily departures to 7 non-stop airports and one-stops to anywhere in the world you want to fly.

Which airlines fly from the Santa Barbara Airport?
American /USAirways (non-stop service to Phoenix)
Alaska Airlines (non-stop service to Seattle & Portland)
United (non-stop service to Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles)

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

Flight Status Reports
Using the Airline name and Flight numbers from the flight schedule you can check the flight status at . This site is not affiliated with Santa Barbara Airport and we cannot be responsible for any inaccuracy in the information provided on this site. To further check the status of a particular flight check your Airline. Your airline via phone and their specific websites are your best source for information regarding departure delays due to local conditions and procedures.


Ambassador Program

Ambassadors to the Santa Barbara Airport provide patrons with friendly, informed service that expedites their travel plans and enhances their experience with our Airport. View the applications to become an Ambassador today!


“Can I Take It?” It is a good idea to check with your serving airline regarding changes in baggage regulations and always file lost baggage reports with your airline at the Terminal. Surfboards

Many airlines flying out of Santa Barbara Airport accept surfboards.The board must be less than 9 feet when bagged or boxed. Make specific arrangements for this extra baggage with your airline when booking your flight. Additional charges apply.

Car Rental Information

Here is a list of all on and off airport car rental companies and their contact information.


Reservation Number: 1-(877) 222-9075

Airline Terminal Number: (805) 967-1204

Reservation Number: 1-(800) 831-2847

Airline Terminal Number: (805) 964-4848

Reservation Number: 1-(800) 527-0700

Airline Terminal Number: (805) 964-6792

Reservation Number: 1-(800) 800-4000

Airline Terminal Number: (805) 967-0441

Reservation Number: 1-(800) 261-7331

Airline Terminal Number: (805) 683-3012

Reservation Number: 1-(800) 654-3131
Airline Terminal Number: (805) 692-2831

Reservation Number: 1-(800) 227-7368

Airline Terminal Number: (805) 967-1204


Phone Number: (805) 681-1222

Ground Transportation

A variety of ground transportation options are available at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) conveniently connecting the Airport to surrounding hotels, tourist attractions, businesses, and residencies. These options include rental cars, commercial and courtesy shuttles, taxis, and MTD buses.

Taxi Cab Companies

  • American Taxi - 805-202-9249
  • Crown Cab - 805-689-0234
  • Fly By Night Taxi - 805-886-8617
  • Roadways Cab - 805-683-6200
  • Rose Cab - 805-451-0426
  • Santa Barbara Airport Taxi - 805-895-2422 (not affiliated with the airport)
  • Santa Barbara City Cab - 805-968-6868
  • Santa Barbara Checker Cab - 805-560-8284
  • Santa Barbara Yellow Cab - 805-9655111

Door-to-Door Shuttle
Central Coast Shuttle - 805.928.1977 or 800.470.8818
Road Runner - 805.389.8196 or 800.247.7919

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Public Buses
There is a Public Bus Stop on Moffett Road across from the Airline Terminal. Bus Schedules are available in the Terminal south lobby and online at

Bicycle Access
Uncovered bicycle racks are available near the Airport Terminal building. Future Airline Terminal improvement plans include covered bicycle accommodations.

Terminal Information

Security and public safety is our top priority at Santa Barbara Airport. We strive to offer you a positive experience while you are here. Take advantage of all our services while at SBA.

Airline Ticket Counters

Airline Ticket Counters are available for check-in services. Self check-in kiosks in the lobby are available. Web check-in is another option provided by most airlines. Go to your airline's website and print your boarding pass from your office or home and take the boarding pass with you to the Airport. If you are not checking any luggage you may proceed directly to the security screening area to board your flight.

Ground Transportation

Rental Car, Taxi, Bus and Other Ground Transportation information.

Baggage Carts

Baggage carts for easy luggage transport between the Airline Terminal and the parking lots or curbside are available in the bag claim pavilions for your convenience.

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