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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara (Los Angeles International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 89 miles / 142 kilometers / 77 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 40 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 109 miles / 175 kilometers and travel time by car is about 2 hours 17 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 88.542 miles
  • 142.494 kilometers
  • 76.941 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
  • 88.407 miles
  • 142.277 kilometers
  • 76.824 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 Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 38 kg (84 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
89
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
89

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