Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Santa Barbara.
Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).
How far is Santa Barbara from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Santa Barbara. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 1503.804 miles
- 2420.137 kilometers
- 1306.770 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
- 1500.889 miles
- 2415.447 kilometers
- 1304.237 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Des Moines and Santa Barbara is 2 hours. Santa Barbara is 2 hours behind Des Moines.
Des Moines, IA
Santa Barbara, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 180 kg (396 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → Santa Barbara (SBA).