Santa Barbara Airport SBA
is serving southern California's coastal city of Santa Barbara, & its name-sake County. It is an alternative to crowded Los Angles LAX Airport. As a consequence of a tremendous rise in passengers in the last decade, the Airport just opened a new terminal and intends to relocate & refurbish the current one.
Santa Barbara Airport is located at 500 Fowler Road (off Highway 101) - 8 miles northwest of downtown Santa Barbara, a beautiful city bordering on the Pacific Ocean, and adjacent to the University of California, and the city of Goleta, and is 92 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
With an estimated 750K passengers annually, and with three runways, SBA Airport is served by major airlines offering direct flights to hub airports throughout the US, with worldwide connections.
The new passenger terminal at Santa Barbara Airport
opened in 2013 - called the 'John Rickard Terminal', an environmentally-friendly 'green building' with LEED rating - offering more efficient airline check-ins, baggage claim are, centralized services, more comfortable seating areas, improved concessions, and great ambiance.
Ground level 1 - the Check-in and Arrivals level -
houses ticketing desks are at the right and baggage claim at left, the center leads elevators/excalators to level 2 and the observation terrace.
Level 2 - the Departures level -
houses the security checkpoint, a restaurant,& gift shop in the boarding area and airline gates 1 - 5.
Amenities and services inside the passenger terminal
are free Wi-Fi access, an Ambassador program (volunteers help you get around the airport and answer inquiries), self-check-in kiosks, food & drink and reail concessions, ATM machines, vending machines, and pay-on-foot station.
For paging someone from outside - call 805-681-4803.
Current Airlines serving the terminal:
Alaska AS, tel. 1-800 252-7522;
American AA, tel. 1-800 433-7300;
AA starts non-stop service to DFW Dallas/Fort Worth) on June 2, 2016.
United UA, tel. 800-864-8331.
(Shuttle service is available from Central Coast Shuttle: tel. 805.928.1977 / 800.470.8818; or Road Runner: tel. 805.389.8196 / 800.247.7919)
- The Santa Barbara MTA bus 11
runs between the Airport and downtown Santa Barbara--the bus stop is on Moffett Road across from the terminal. Bus schedules are in the terminal's south lobby or open: www.sbmtd/gov.