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Distance between New York, NY (LGA) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from New York to Santa Barbara (New York LaGuardia Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 2531 miles / 4073 kilometers / 2199 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 17 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (LGA) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 2900 miles / 4667 kilometers and travel time by car is about 48 hours 44 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from New York to Santa Barbara.

Shortest flight path between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from New York?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2530.638 miles
  • 4072.667 kilometers
  • 2199.064 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
  • 2524.987 miles
  • 4063.573 kilometers
  • 2194.154 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 New York LaGuardia Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LGA
ICAO Code: KLGA
Coordinates: 40°46′37″N, 73°52′21″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

The time difference between New York and Santa Barbara is 3 hours. Santa Barbara is 3 hours behind New York.

Time Difference

New York, NY

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 279 kg (615 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (LGA) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
2531
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2531

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