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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 Flag of 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 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 Fargo and Santa Maria is 2 hours. Santa Maria is 2 hours behind Fargo.

Time Difference

Fargo, ND

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Santa Maria, CA

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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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