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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Santa Barbara (Des Moines International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 1504 miles / 2420 kilometers / 1307 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 20 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 1786 miles / 2874 kilometers and travel time by car is about 29 hours 20 minutes.

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).

Airport information


A Des Moines International Airport
City: Des Moines, IA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″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 Des Moines and Santa Barbara is 2 hours. Santa Barbara is 2 hours behind Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 180 kg (396 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
1504
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1504

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