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Distance between New Orleans, LA (MSY) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from New Orleans to Santa Barbara (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 1753 miles / 2822 kilometers / 1524 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 49 minutes.

Driving distance from New Orleans (MSY) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 1986 miles / 3196 kilometers and travel time by car is about 33 hours 3 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from New Orleans?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1753.236 miles
  • 2821.560 kilometers
  • 1523.521 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
  • 1749.868 miles
  • 2816.140 kilometers
  • 1520.594 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 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″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 New Orleans and Santa Barbara is 2 hours. Santa Barbara is 2 hours behind New Orleans.

Time Difference

New Orleans, LA

 CST

Santa Barbara, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 197 kg (433 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New Orleans (MSY) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
1753
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1753

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