Santa Barbara, CA Airports & Charter Routes

Santa Barbara is a globally recognized beach community with beautiful views and some of California’s most coveted real estate. It has amazing beaches, great nightlife, 5-star food, and fun activities like theaters, antiquing, and numerous outdoor activities.

There are several businesses near Santa Barbara, but the area is also one of the most popular vacation spots in California, and a place that is renowned for relaxation and fulfillment.

For those that are planning on traveling to the area either now or in the future, charter a private jet to Santa Barbara through evoJets. We’re not only the best way to book a private jet charter, but we maximize your travel dollars without sacrificing safety or quality.

Airports in and Around Santa Barbara, CA

  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) – If you ever book a private charter to Santa Barbara, chances are you’ll find yourself in SBA. It is one of the most popular places for private jet charters, and a common travel spot for affluent men and women.

Popular Santa Barbara Private Jet Charter Routes

Charter Pricing

How much does it cost to charter a private jet to/from Santa Barbara?

The cost to charter a private jet can range widely in price, based on flight time and the type of aircraft. A private jet rental from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara will cost $4,000 or more in a Light Jet, for example.

Here are some target prices for private jet charter flights to/from Santa Barbara that we aim to offer our clients:

Target Price
Avg Flight Time
New York/Miami From $24,000 Super Midsize Jet 5.5 6-10
Dallas From $9,000 Light Jet 2.5 6-8
Chicago From $14,500 Midsize Jet 3.5 7-9
Las Vegas From $4,000 Light Jet 1.0 6-8
Denver From $10,500 Midsize Jet 2.5 7-9

Please note that the above prices are ballpark estimates; specific pricing for a given trip will vary, and these amounts cannot be guaranteed for any specific flight.

Private Jet Prices – Ballpark Hourly Rates

The following hourly rates represent a range of prices for most aircraft within each major category. Exact rates for specific aircraft within each class will vary:

Ballpark Hourly
Turboprop Pilatus PC12 6-8 $1,200 – $1,800
Very Light Jet Phenom 100 4-5 $1,500 – $2,250
Light Jet Hawker 400XP 6-8 $2,200 – $3,000
Midsize Jet Lear 60 7-9 $2,800 – $3,800
Supermidsize Jet Citation Sovereign 8-10 $3,800 – $5,000
Heavy Jet Gulfstream G-IV 10-16 $5,000 – $8,000

Please note that these hourly rates represent flight charges only, and do not include taxes, crew, airport and other related fees.

Aircraft Available

With an in-network fleet of thousands, we have a variety of aircraft available in almost every city in the country.

Inventory can change by the day, but here is a list of aircraft commonly available for Santa Barbara private jet charters:

  • Pilatus PC-12
  • King Air 250
  • Phenom 100
  • Citation CJ3
  • Citation Ultra
  • Lear 60
  • Hawker 900XP
  • Gulfstream G-200
  • Citation X
  • Gulfstream G-550
  • Falcon 2000EX

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Charter FAQ

How early can we depart out of Santa Barbara?

The airport is open 24/7 but there is a voluntary curfew asking aircraft not to operate between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am.

Do you provide car service once we land in Santa Barbara?

We are happy to arrange any and all ground transportation you may need while traveling to, from or within Santa Barbara.

What type of aircraft should I use for my charter flight to Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara airport can support the majority of the private jets available for charter. The aircraft you choose should be tailored to the distance you are flying, the number of passengers and amount of baggage you’re bringing along, as well as your budget and preferences.

The following table shows the average ranges (in statute miles and flight hours) for all the major aircraft types, as well as their average cubic ft. of baggage space:

Average Range
(St. Miles)
Average Range
(Flight Hrs)
Baggage Space
(cu. Ft)
Turboprop 1,000-2,000 2.5-3.5 50-80
Very Light Jet 1,300-1,600 2.5-3.0 40-60
Light Jet 1,200-2,000 3.0-4.0 50-80
Midsize Jet 2,000-3,000 3.5-4.5 60-90
Supermidsize Jet 3,000-4,000 4.0-5.0 70-100
Heavy Jet 3,500-5,000 5.0-7.5 115-225

Please note that the above values are averages across a series of aircraft; specific ranges and baggage space may fall outside of these estimates in certain cases.

Travel Guide

Luxury Hotels in Santa Barbara, CA

If you plan on staying in Santa Barbara for its beauty and relaxation, the chances are you are going to stay at some of the finest hotels in the area. Some of the best luxury hotels in SB include:

  • Belmond El Encanto
  • Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore
  • Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort
  • Ojai Valley Inn and Spa
  • Bacara Resort and Spa
  • San Ysidro Ranch

Restaurants in Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara also has some delicious cuisine, with a great ambiance that is sure to impress. Check out some of the best restaurants in the area, including:

  • Bouchon Restaurant
  • Wine Cask Restaurant
  • Stonehouse Restaurant at San Ysidro Ranch
  • Holdren’s Streak and Seafood
  • The Lark
  • Toma Restaurant and Bar

Arts, Culture, and Sights of Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara also has a long, incredible history with a lot of great art and architecture. Some of the best sights and adventures in Santa Barbara include:

  • Mission Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Lotusland
  • Rancho San Marcos Golf Course
  • Sandpiper Golf
  • Cold Spring Tavern