# Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from Houston to Santa Maria (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 1513 miles / 2435 kilometers / 1315 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 21 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 1726 miles / 2778 kilometers and travel time by car is about 28 hours 39 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

## How far is Santa Maria from Houston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1513.322 miles
• 2435.456 kilometers
• 1315.041 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
• 1510.605 miles
• 2431.084 kilometers
• 1312.680 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 Houston William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″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 Houston and Santa Maria is 2 hours. Santa Maria is 2 hours behind Houston.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 165 kg (365 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
1513
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1513

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