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Flights to Santa Ynez Valley, California 2021

Visiting California wine country is easy with thanks to non-stop flights to the Santa Ynez Valley from 11 markets via the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and Santa Maria Airport.

Flights to Santa Ynez Valley, California 2021
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Where is Santa Ynez Valley?

Santa Ynez Valley is barely two hours from Los Angeles and a scenic four-hour drive from San Francisco.

Flights to Santa Ynez Valley, California 2021
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What is Santa Ynez known for?

The Santa Ynez Valley is home to six distinct towns each with its own culture, vibe, and menu of experiences.

Things to do in Santa Ynez Valley

Blanketed with fruitful farms and vineyards, the California Central Coast wine region’s temperate weather allows for year-round activities of all sorts, spread throughout the historical communities of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and Solvang.

Flights to Santa Ynez Valley, California 2021
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Destination dining and world-class wines await, accompanied by lodging at every level, all painted into atmospheric backdrops that colorfully mesh Old World and Old West.

Santa Ynez Valley Wineries

Visit more than 100 wineries and 20,000+ acres of vineyards, feast on chef-driven cuisine, and enjoy festive events and design details from Victorian-era to mid-century to modern Danish.

Flights to Santa Ynez Valley, California 2021
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Santa Ynez Valley Summer Travel

Summer is the perfect time to escape to wine country, and the Santa Ynez Valley’s six charming communities, California Central Coast vibe, and convenient access make it the ideal getaway for couples, friends, or families.

Flights to Santa Ynez Valley

With flight times ranging from 45 minutes to just under five hours gate to gate, and favorable flight times for connecting from other markets, wine lovers can be relaxing and tasting wine in the Santa Ynez Valley sooner than they think.

Combined, American, United, Alaska, Southwest, and Allegiant operate 171 flights per week into the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria airports, with non-stop service from Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Santa Ynez Valley Non-Stop Flight Schedule (as of June 1, 2021)

SBA = Santa Barbara Municipal Airport

SMX = Santa Maria Airport

Flight schedules, including arrival and departure times, are subject to change

Alaska Airlines daily service to San Diego begins June 17, 2021.

For more information on traveling from Phoenix to the Santa Ynez Valley, or to research attractions, book lodging and activities, and create a custom travel itinerary, visit

For the latest updates on travel restrictions, modifications, and operations, please visit Traveling Safely in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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