Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Santa Barbara Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Santa Barbara Airport.
What to expect
Santa Barbara Airport consists of a small, modern terminal with four gates and a restaurant and gift shop, both on the airside. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.
Where to Sleep
As of October 2018, we have received no reviews from travellers who have passed through this airport. Please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.
If sleeping in Santa Barbara Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Super 8 Santa Barbara/Goleta – (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Motel 6 Santa Barbara – Goleta – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Santa Barbara Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Airport WiFi / Internet
Free WiFi is available at Santa Barbara Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available in the baggage claim area
Duty Free & Shopping – No duty free shops available. There is a gift shop located upstairs, airside (4:30AM – 8:00PM).
Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: La Mission Cafe (Landside. Hours: 7:00AM – 6:00PM) • Costa Terraza Restaurant & Tapas Bar (Airside. Hours: 7:00AM – 8:30PM) • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Airside. Hours: 4:30AM – 6:00PM except Sundays when it opens at 5:00AM).
Information Desk – Staffed by volunteers, the Rickard Terminal Visitor Information Desk offers information on airport services and the local area.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – Recharge your mobile devices at charging stations on the 2nd floor.
Rest Zones – Not available.
Showers – Not available.
The airport is open 24 hours a day. Travellers who need to sleep in the airport should go to the baggage claim area, which is open 24 hours.
As of February 2018, Santa Barbara airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Alaska Airlines • United Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The airport is connected to the public transportation system via a bus which connects to the airport on Moffat Road (across from the airport). For fares and schedules, visit the Santa Barbara Airport website.
The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National. In addition, Thrifty offers offsite services.
Taxis are readily available at the airport.
Last updated: 2018-10-23
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.