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Distance between Denver, CO (DEN) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Denver to Santa Barbara (Denver International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 916 miles / 1474 kilometers / 796 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 14 minutes.

Driving distance from Denver (DEN) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 1144 miles / 1841 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 11 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from Denver?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 915.765 miles
  • 1473.781 kilometers
  • 795.778 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
  • 914.282 miles
  • 1471.394 kilometers
  • 794.489 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 Denver International Airport
City: Denver, CO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DEN
ICAO Code: KDEN
Coordinates: 39°51′42″N, 104°40′22″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 Denver and Santa Barbara is 1 hour. Santa Barbara is 1 hour behind Denver.

Time Difference

Denver, CO

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

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

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Denver (DEN) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
916
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
916

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