# 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
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
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.

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## 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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