# Distance between Fargo, ND (FAR) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from Fargo to Santa Maria (Hector International Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 1481 miles / 2383 kilometers / 1287 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Fargo (FAR) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 1944 miles / 3128 kilometers and travel time by car is about 33 hours 30 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Hector International Airport (FAR) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

## How far is Santa Maria from Fargo?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1480.592 miles
• 2382.782 kilometers
• 1286.599 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
• 1478.606 miles
• 2379.586 kilometers
• 1284.874 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 Hector International Airport
City: Fargo, ND
Country: United States
IATA Code: FAR
ICAO Code: KFAR
Coordinates: 46°55′14″N, 96°48′56″W

B Santa Maria Public Airport
City: Santa Maria, CA
Country: 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 Fargo and Santa Maria is 2 hours. Santa Maria is 2 hours behind Fargo.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 178 kg (393 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fargo (FAR) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
1481
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1481

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