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

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CDT

Santa Maria, CA

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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:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1513

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