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Distance between New York, NY (LGA) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from New York to Santa Maria (New York LaGuardia Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 2550 miles / 4103 kilometers / 2216 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 19 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (LGA) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 2961 miles / 4765 kilometers and travel time by car is about 49 hours 42 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

How far is Santa Maria from New York?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2549.794 miles
  • 4103.495 kilometers
  • 2215.710 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
  • 2544.013 miles
  • 4094.193 kilometers
  • 2210.687 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 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 New York and Santa Maria is 3 hours. Santa Maria is 3 hours behind New York.

Time Difference

New York, NY

 EDT

Santa Maria, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 281 kg (619 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (LGA) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
2550
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2550

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