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

Flight distance from Houston to Santa Maria (Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 1502 miles / 2417 kilometers / 1305 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 20 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (IAH) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 1728 miles / 2781 kilometers and travel time by car is about 28 hours 35 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) 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)
  • 1501.809 miles
  • 2416.927 kilometers
  • 1305.036 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
  • 1499.052 miles
  • 2412.491 kilometers
  • 1302.641 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 George Bush Intercontinental Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″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

 CST

Santa Maria, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 180 kg (396 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (IAH) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
1502
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1502

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