Instant Santa Barbara Private Jet Price Estimates
If you're looking for the ultimate private jet charter flights to or from Santa Barbara, California, Paramount Business Jets is the premier option you've been searching for. We specialize in personalized charter flights with access to over 15,000 private jets worldwide and thousands of private jet airports to get you closer to your final destination in style.
There are seven airports located within a convenient 50-mile radius of the city of Santa Barbara. The closest and most popular choice is the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), which is just eight miles away from the downtown area of the city. Also a convenient option, the Oxnard Airport (OXR) Shepherd Ranch Airport is just 32 miles away.
There are over 27 private jets available for hire within a 50imile radius of Santa Barbara city center. The popular charter aircraft in the Santa Barbara region include light jets (Learjet 35A, Citation II, and Hawker 400XP), midsize jets (Learjet 60, Hawker 800XP, and Gulfstream G150), and large jets (Challenger 604, Gulfstream IV, and Legacy 600).
We also have access to ultra-long-range jets such as the Global 6000, Falcon 7X, G-550 and more. At PBJ, we love to exceed your expectations by delivering quality aircraft and VIP services at the best price!
Contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable private aviation consultants by calling us on +1-877-727-2538 Ext. 1, sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or getting a quick quote online.
Private Jet Pricing
How much does a private jet to Santa Barbara cost?
The cost of renting a private jet to or from Santa Barbara will depend on which aircraft you choose, how far you need to travel and how long you need to stay before you return, in addition to other factors.
For example, a private jet flight from Santa Barbara to San Diego on a very light jet with 4 passengers will cost around 4,000 USD, all in or a private jet flight from Santa Barbara to Denver on a midsize jet with 7 passengers will cost around 15,500 USD or a private jet flight from Santa Barbara to Miami on a large jet with 12 passengers will cost around 46,000 USD one way.
The average hourly rental rates of various private jets per flying hour are as follows.
Here are a few more popular Santa Barbara routes with price estimates included.
Very Light Jets
From $9,126 $16
From $12,802 $31
From $9,932 $43
Here are the average hourly rental rates based on various aircraft categories. To get a quick Santa Barbara private flight price estimate use our instant cost calculator online.
Very Light Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar2-4From $2,500 per hour
Light Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar6-7From $2,600 per hour
Super Light Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar7-8From $3,000 per hour
Midsize Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar8-9From $3,200 per hour
Super Midsize Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar8-10From $4,300 per hour
Large Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar10-16From $5,600 per hour
Ultra Long Range Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar12-16From $8,000 per hour
VIP Airliners Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar16-50From $16,000 per hour
Helicopters Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar3-6From $1,700 per hour
Note: Santa Barbara private jet charter prices increased by almost 20% from 2020 to 2022 due to COVID. The good news is in 2023, we are seeing gradual decreases in pricing to pre-COVID levels.
Empty Leg Flights
Save on Your Santa Barbara Private Charter Flights
These days, over 30% of private jet charters are flying empty either to get into the position for the next booked flight or to return to their home base. These flights are known as empty legs and are one-way private jet flights without any payload or passengers on board.
It often happens that such an empty-leg flight has been paid for in part by the original flyer and is therefore offered at reduced rates. Empty legs offer price advantages with cost savings of up to 75% when compared to standard private jet travel rates.
At any given time, there may be more than 3,000 empty legs available worldwide. Once you let us know about your preferred routes and dates, we can match your air charter schedule with empty-leg charter flights available on the market.
Using multiple platforms, Paramount Business Jets offers the most comprehensive empty-leg flight search on the market.
Santa Barbara Airports
Best Airports for Your Santa Barbara Charter Flights
Airports Santa Barbara Airports within 50 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, KSBA, SBA,
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Shepherd Ranch Airport, 0CA4, 0CA4,
Santa Ynez, California, United States
Oxnard Airport, KOXR, OXR,
Oxnard, California, United States
New Cuyama Airport, KL88, L88,
New Cuyama, California, United States
Camarillo Airport, KCMA, CMA,
Camarillo, California, United States
Point Mugu Nas Airport, KNTD, NTD,
Point Mugu, California, United States
Lompoc Airport, KLPC, LPC,
Lompoc, California, United States
Private Jet Interiors
Santa Barbara Private Jets by Interiors and Rates
Light jets and very light jets are cost-effective solutions for shorter flights to and from Santa Barbara. These aircraft are ideal for individual travel, accommodating 4 to 6 passengers, and boast lower hourly rates, starting at $2,600, and a non-stop range of 1100 to 1900 nautical miles.2. Midsize and Super Midsize Jets
For those seeking to travel farther and enjoy non-stop travel across the country, midsize and super-midsize jets offer the perfect balance of range, speed, and passenger capacity. These aircraft can accommodate up to 8 passengers, with a non-stop range of 1300 to 4000 nautical miles and hourly rates starting at $3200.3. Large and Ultra Long-Range Jets
For those who require the ultimate in luxury, speed, and range, large and ultra-long-range jets are the pinnacle of private aviation. These aircraft are particularly suitable for coast-to-coast or intercontinental flights, accommodating up to 16 passengers in the utmost comfort with a range of 3600 to 6700 nautical miles and hourly rates starting at $5600.Aircraft Interiors and Seating Configurations
Although the interior design of the aircraft may vary from one aircraft to another, the seating configurations will generally look like the sample interior pictures provided.
Very Light Jets
Super Light Jets
Super Midsize Jets
Ultra Long Range Jets
Santa Barbara Aircraft
Aircraft Available Locally by Jet Type and Age
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Charter Jets FAQ
Your Ultimate Santa Barbara Charter Resource
Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?
Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?
Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. This extra two hours allows the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?
The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator or pilots may call ahead so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?
Yes, when you charter a private jet you can access the same airports as a commercial airline. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?
Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?
As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?
There are many aircraft which are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used.
Can I fly with large sums of cash?
Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
Which private jets come with flight attendants?
In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seat. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?
Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies and some may not offer ramp access.
Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?
Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?
Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
What is a carbon-neutral flight?
Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flight. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?
Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight.
When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?
Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?
If you’re using a fractional model or fixed-rate hourly jet cards, you’ll need to provide 10-12 hours’ notice for a private jet request. But at Paramount Business Jets, we pride ourselves on achieving a 4-hour turnaround for on-demand charter and ad hoc clients.
Can I access my luggage while in flight?
On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?
A landing or take off slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States, or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major cities in Europe.
What kind of inflight catering is available on a private jet?
Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked then warmed on board.
Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?
Of course! Just let us know in advance. the majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up to date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.
Santa Barbara City Overview
Nestled against the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is a jewel of the California coast. With its warm climate year-round, natural beauty surroundings, mountainous scenery, and Spanish architecture, Santa Barbara attracts wealthy residents and eager tourists. The downtown area features a beautiful blend of restored 19th-century adobes and Mission Revival architecture.
Santa Barbara's famous sights are the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, the Arlington Theater, the Granada Theater, the El Paseo Theatre, and the Lobero Theater. The most popular attraction in Santa Barbara is Stearns Wharf, the oldest operating wharf on the West Coast and home to fine restaurants, shops, and exhibits.
Often referred to as "American Riviera", Santa Barbara has many palm trees and exotic plants line along the streets. For its town size, Santa Barbara offers a variety of cultural events and annual festivals including the Fiesta, the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and the Summer Solstice Parade.