# How far is Santa Maria Island from Ponta Delgada?

The distance between Ponta Delgada (João Paulo II Airport) and Santa Maria Island (Santa Maria Airport) is 61 miles / 97 kilometers / 53 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Ponta Delgada (PDL) to Santa Maria Island (SMA) is 70 miles / 113 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 20 hours 57 minutes.

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## Distance from Ponta Delgada to Santa Maria Island

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Ponta Delgada to Santa Maria Island. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 60.505 miles
• 97.373 kilometers
• 52.577 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
• 60.561 miles
• 97.463 kilometers
• 52.626 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).

## How long does it take to fly from Ponta Delgada to Santa Maria Island?

The estimated flight time from João Paulo II Airport to Santa Maria Airport is 36 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between João Paulo II Airport (PDL) and Santa Maria Airport (SMA)

On average, flying from Ponta Delgada to Santa Maria Island generates about 34 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 34 kilograms equals 75 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Ponta Delgada to Santa Maria Island

See the map of the shortest flight path between João Paulo II Airport (PDL) and Santa Maria Airport (SMA).

## Airport information

Origin João Paulo II Airport