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Distance between Great Falls, MT (GTF) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Great Falls to Santa Barbara (Great Falls International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 1003 miles / 1613 kilometers / 871 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 23 minutes.

Driving distance from Great Falls (GTF) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 1357 miles / 2184 kilometers and travel time by car is about 22 hours 46 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Great Falls to Santa Barbara.

Shortest flight path between Great Falls International Airport (GTF) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from Great Falls?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Great Falls and Santa Barbara. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1002.511 miles
  • 1613.385 kilometers
  • 871.158 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
  • 1003.052 miles
  • 1614.255 kilometers
  • 871.628 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 Great Falls International Airport
City: Great Falls, MT
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: GTF
ICAO Code: KGTF
Coordinates: 47°28′55″N, 111°22′15″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 Great Falls and Santa Barbara is 1 hour. Santa Barbara is 1 hour behind Great Falls.

Time Difference

Great Falls, MT

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 151 kg (333 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Great Falls (GTF) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
1003
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1003

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