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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Distance from Houston to Santa Barbara (William P. Hobby Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 1475 miles / 2373 kilometers / 1282 nautical miles.

How far is Santa Barbara from Houston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1474.752 miles
  • 2373.383 kilometers
  • 1281.524 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
  • 1472.072 miles
  • 2369.071 kilometers
  • 1279.196 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is 3 hours 17 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Houston and Santa Barbara is 2 hours. Santa Barbara is 2 hours behind Houston.

Time Difference

Houston
Santa Barbara

Houston, TX

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 169 kg (372 pounds).

Airport information


A William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″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

Map

Houston to Santa Barbara flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1475

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