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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Houston and Santa Maria is 2 hours. Santa Maria is 2 hours behind Houston.
Santa Maria, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 180 kg (396 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Houston (IAH) → Santa Maria (SMX).