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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 36 hours 9 minutes.

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).

How far is Santa Maria from Chicago?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Chicago and Santa Maria. 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).

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 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 Chicago and Santa Maria is 2 hours. Santa Maria is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CST

Santa Maria, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 202 kg (446 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
1827
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1827

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