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Distance between Charleston, SC (CHS) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Charleston to Santa Barbara (Charleston International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 2281 miles / 3671 kilometers / 1982 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 49 minutes.

Driving distance from Charleston (CHS) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 2571 miles / 4137 kilometers and travel time by car is about 43 hours 45 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from Charleston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2281.339 miles
  • 3671.459 kilometers
  • 1982.430 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
  • 2276.470 miles
  • 3663.623 kilometers
  • 1978.198 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 Charleston International Airport
City: Charleston, SC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CHS
ICAO Code: KCHS
Coordinates: 32°53′54″N, 80°2′25″W

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

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Charleston and Santa Barbara is 3 hours. Santa Barbara is 3 hours behind Charleston.

Time Difference

Charleston, SC

 EST

Santa Barbara, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 250 kg (551 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Charleston (CHS) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
2281
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2281

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