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Distance between Lafayette, LA (LFT) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from Lafayette to Santa Maria (Lafayette Regional Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 1687 miles / 2715 kilometers / 1466 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 41 minutes.

Driving distance from Lafayette (LFT) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 1931 miles / 3108 kilometers and travel time by car is about 32 hours 9 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

How far is Santa Maria from Lafayette?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1686.722 miles
  • 2714.516 kilometers
  • 1465.721 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
  • 1683.501 miles
  • 2709.332 kilometers
  • 1462.922 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 Lafayette Regional Airport
City: Lafayette, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LFT
ICAO Code: KLFT
Coordinates: 30°12′19″N, 91°59′15″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 Lafayette and Santa Maria is 2 hours. Santa Maria is 2 hours behind Lafayette.

Time Difference

Lafayette, LA

 CST

Santa Maria, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 192 kg (423 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Lafayette (LFT) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
1687
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1687

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