Reserve a ride with Uber in advance at Santa Barbara Airport
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How to get a ride from Santa Barbara Airport
Request when you’re ready to walk outside
And choose a ride option that suits your group size and luggage storage needs.
Exit on the main level
Head outside to the center island curbside. This is where all Uber driver-partners at SBA meet travelers for pickup.
Look for your driver
If you can’t find your driver, contact him or her through the app.
Santa Barbara Airport map
Top questions from riders
- Do Uber driver-partners pick up at Santa Barbara Airport?
- How much will an Uber trip to Santa Barbara Airport cost?
The cost of an Uber trip to (or from) Santa Barbara Airport depends on factors that include the type of ride you request, the estimated length and duration of the trip, tolls, and current demand for rides.
You can see an estimate of the price before you request by entering your pickup spot and destination in Uber’s price estimator above. Then, when you request a ride you’ll see your actual price in the app based on real-time factors.
- Where do I meet my driver for an airport pickup?
Pickup locations may depend on the type of ride you request and the size of the airport. Follow the instructions in the app about where to meet your driver. You can also look for signs that point to designated airport ridesharing zones. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
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Santa Barbara Airport visitor information
Santa Barbara Airport serves the city of Santa Barbara, California, and handles around 700,000 travelers annually. SBA Airport is about a 13-minute drive in ideal road and traffic conditions from downtown Santa Barbara, which is located 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the airport.
Santa Barbara Airport terminal
Santa Barbara Airport has one main passenger terminal, with 2 floors. There are no SBA Airport lounges and no international flights at Santa Barbara Airport. You can plan your trip using the information below.
Santa Barbara Airport airlines
- Sun Country
Dining at Santa Barbara Airport
Dining options at Santa Barbara Airport include a restaurant, a cafe located on the second floor after security, and one cafe located before security. Santa Barbara Airport food for purchase includes sandwiches, bagels, burgers, tapas, and more.
Things to do at Santa Barbara Airport
Santa Barbara Airport has a gift shop located after security that sells newspapers, books, and souvenirs.
Hotels near Santa Barbara Airport
Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near SBA, there are more than 10 hotels and accommodations nearby.
Points of interest near Santa Barbara Airport
- Arroyo Burro Beach Park
- Seven Falls
- State Street for shopping
- Stearns Wharf
Find more information about SBA here.