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Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Chicago to Santa Barbara (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 1803 miles / 2901 kilometers / 1566 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 54 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 2111 miles / 3397 kilometers and travel time by car is about 37 hours 8 minutes.

Chicago – Santa Barbara

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1803
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2901
Kilometers
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1566
Nautical miles

How far is Santa Barbara from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1802.625 miles
  • 2901.043 kilometers
  • 1566.438 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
  • 1798.934 miles
  • 2895.104 kilometers
  • 1563.231 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 Barbara is 3 hours 54 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Chicago time to Santa Barbara time converter

Time in Chicago: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Santa Barbara: 00:00

Current local times

Chicago, IL

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to Santa Barbara generates about 200 kg of CO2 per passenger, 200 kilograms is equal to 441 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 Barbara

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

Airport information

Origin Chicago O'Hare International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ORD
ICAO Code: KORD
Coordinates: 41°58′42″N, 87°54′17″W
Destination 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