# 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
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
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.

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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:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2550

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