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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from Chicago to Santa Maria (Chicago Midway International Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 1827 miles / 2940 kilometers / 1587 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 57 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 2174 miles / 3499 kilometers and travel time by car is about 38 hours 28 minutes.

Chicago – Santa Maria

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1827
Miles
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2940
Kilometers
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1587
Nautical miles

How far is Santa Maria from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1826.851 miles
  • 2940.031 kilometers
  • 1587.490 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
  • 1822.973 miles
  • 2933.791 kilometers
  • 1584.120 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Chicago to Santa Maria is 3 hours 57 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and Santa Maria is 2 hours. Santa Maria is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Chicago time to Santa Maria time converter

Time in Chicago: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Santa Maria: 00:00

Current local times

Chicago, IL

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Santa Maria, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Santa Maria generates about 202 kg of CO2 per passenger, 202 kilograms is equal to 446 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Santa Maria

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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