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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Chicago and Santa Barbara is 2 hours. Santa Barbara is 2 hours behind Chicago.
Santa Barbara, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 201 kg (443 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Chicago (MDW) → Santa Barbara (SBA).