# Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Santa Maria (Los Angeles International Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 134 miles / 216 kilometers / 117 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 45 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 170 miles / 273 kilometers and travel time by car is about 3 hours 15 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

## How far is Santa Maria from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 134.325 miles
• 216.175 kilometers
• 116.725 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
• 134.179 miles
• 215.941 kilometers
• 116.599 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
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″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

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 45 kg (99 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
134
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
134

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