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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Chicago to Santa Barbara (Chicago Midway International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 1809 miles / 2911 kilometers / 1572 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 55 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 2111 miles / 3397 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 0 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1809.066 miles
  • 2911.409 kilometers
  • 1572.035 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
  • 1805.337 miles
  • 2905.409 kilometers
  • 1568.795 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 Chicago Midway International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″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 Chicago and Santa Barbara is 2 hours. Santa Barbara is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CST

Santa Barbara, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 201 kg (443 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
1809
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1809

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