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Distance between Oakland, CA (OAK) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Oakland to Santa Barbara (Oakland International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 263 miles / 424 kilometers / 229 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 318 miles / 511 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 49 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from Oakland?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 263.368 miles
  • 423.850 kilometers
  • 228.861 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
  • 263.629 miles
  • 424.270 kilometers
  • 229.088 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 Oakland International Airport
City: Oakland, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: OAK
ICAO Code: KOAK
Coordinates: 37°43′16″N, 122°13′15″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

There is no time difference between Oakland and Santa Barbara.

Time Difference

Oakland, CA

 PST

Santa Barbara, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 64 kg (141 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Oakland (OAK) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
263
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
263

Round trip?