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Distance between Denver, CO (DEN) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from Denver to Santa Maria (Denver International Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 932 miles / 1500 kilometers / 810 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 15 minutes.

Driving distance from Denver (DEN) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 1205 miles / 1940 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 9 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

How far is Santa Maria from Denver?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 931.984 miles
  • 1499.883 kilometers
  • 809.872 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
  • 930.329 miles
  • 1497.219 kilometers
  • 808.434 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 Maria Public Airport
City: Santa Maria, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMX
ICAO Code: KSMX
Coordinates: 34°53′56″N, 120°27′25″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Denver and Santa Maria is 1 hour. Santa Maria is 1 hour behind Denver.

Time Difference

Denver, CO

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Santa Maria, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 146 kg (322 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Denver (DEN) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
932
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
932

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