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Santa Barbara airport (SBA)

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Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, opened in 1928, serves the county of the same name, in the state of California. It basically operates with domestic flights.

Official Website: flysba.santabarbaraca.gov
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 3:45 am to 0:00 am.
Annual passenger traffic: 1 million passengers went through it in 2019.
Tel: +1 805 967 7111. E-mail: Airport@SantaBarbaraCA.gov. There is a visitor information desk in the main hall and volunteers throughout the building.

Location

The airport is located 11 km (7 miles) to the west of the city centre.

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Car rental companies

There are car rental counters on the first floor, in front of the baggage reclaim hall.

Alamo (Tel +1 877 222 9075 / 805 967 1204 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Avis (Tel +1 800 831 2847 / 805 964 4848 - Sunday to Friday from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +1 800 527 0700 / 805 964 6792 - Sunday to Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000 / 805 967 0441 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 261 7331 / 805 683 3012 - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +1 800 654 3131 / 805 692 2831 - Sunday to Friday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
National (Tel +1 800 227 7368 / 805 967 1204 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)

You can also request vehicles from Thrifty (Tel +1 805 681 1222 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm).

 

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What services does Santa Barbara airport (SBA) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, plugs for electric devices, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge.

Food and Drinks- Coffee shop on the first floor, restaurant, bar and café on the upper level.
Shopping- Multi-store with gifts, souvenirs, books, newspapers and magazines.
Baggage- Carts available in the luggage recollection area. For enquiries about lost property, contact the security operations office at Tel +1 805 681 4803.
Other Services- Baby changing facilities.

 

Accommodation near Santa Barbara airport (SBA)

The closest accommodations include:

Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta (0.8 km/0.5 miles)
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta (1.9 km/1.2 miles)
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta (2 km/1.2 miles)
Pacifica Suites (2.4 km/1.5 miles)

 

Booking accommodation

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Public and private transportation

Bus - Route 11 from Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (Tel +1 805 963 3366) runs to the city centre, State, La Cumbre, Hollister, Goleta, UCSB and Camino Real, leaving from opposite the terminal. It operates from 6:15 am to 0:10 am on weekdays, from 6:45 am to 11:00 pm on Saturdays and from 7:00 am to 10:10 pm on Sundays. Journey time is 45 minutes and the fare is USD1.75.
Central Coast Shuttle (Tel +1 805 928 1977 / 800 470 8818) and Road Runner (Tel +1 805 389 8196 / 800 247 7919) provide door-to-door services to downtown Santa Barbara and the surroundings.
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Taxi - Outside the terminal there are vehicles from American Taxi (Tel +1 805 284 7022), Crown Cab (Tel +1 805 689 0234), Fly By Night Taxi (Tel +1 805 886 8617), Roadways Cab (Tel +1 805 683 6200), Rose Cab (Tel +1 805 451 0426), Santa Barbara Airport Taxi (Tel +1 805 895 2422), Santa Barbara City Cab (Tel +1 805 968 6868), Santa Barbara Checker Cab (Tel +1 805 560 8284) and Santa Barbara Yellow Cab (Tel +1 805 965 5111). The trip to the city centre takes around 15 minutes.

 

Parking services at Santa Barbara airport (SBA)

Uncovered areas for short and long stays, in addition to spaces for bicycles and a passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Lot) near the entrance. More information: Tel +1 805 967 2745. Rates

Short Term Parking Lot - Directly in front of the terminal.
Long Term Parking Lot - Situated behind the previous sector.
Economy Parking Lot - Budget area on Lopez Road, only with a credit card.

 

Services for passengers with special needs

Reserved parking spaces are available. Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should inform their airline about their needs at least 48 hours in advance, or contact Tel +1 805 692 6025.