Distance between Seattle, WA (BFI) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Seattle to Santa Barbara (Seattle Boeing Field – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 913 miles / 1470 kilometers / 794 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 13 minutes.

Driving distance from Seattle (BFI) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 1113 miles / 1791 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 9 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Seattle to Santa Barbara.

Shortest flight path between Seattle Boeing Field (BFI) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from Seattle?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Seattle and Santa Barbara. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 913.229 miles
• 1469.700 kilometers
• 793.575 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
• 914.320 miles
• 1471.455 kilometers
• 794.522 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information

A Seattle Boeing Field
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
IATA Code: BFI
ICAO Code: KBFI
Coordinates: 47°31′47″N, 122°18′7″W

B Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
City: Santa Barbara, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SBA
ICAO Code: KSBA
Coordinates: 34°25′34″N, 119°50′23″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Seattle and Santa Barbara.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 145 kg (319 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Seattle (BFI) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
913
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
913

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