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Distance between West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from West Palm Beach to Santa Maria (Palm Beach International Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 2449 miles / 3941 kilometers / 2128 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 8 minutes.

Driving distance from West Palm Beach (PBI) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 2836 miles / 4564 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 27 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from West Palm Beach to Santa Maria.

Shortest flight path between Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

How far is Santa Maria from West Palm Beach?

There are several ways to calculate distances between West Palm Beach and Santa Maria. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2448.906 miles
  • 3941.133 kilometers
  • 2128.042 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
  • 2444.676 miles
  • 3934.325 kilometers
  • 2124.365 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 Palm Beach International Airport
City: West Palm Beach, FL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PBI
ICAO Code: KPBI
Coordinates: 26°40′59″N, 80°5′44″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 West Palm Beach and Santa Maria is 3 hours. Santa Maria is 3 hours behind West Palm Beach.

Time Difference

West Palm Beach, FL

 EST

Santa Maria, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 269 kg (594 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

West Palm Beach (PBI) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
2449
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2449

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