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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Richmond to Santa Barbara (Richmond International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 2372 miles / 3818 kilometers / 2062 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 2727 miles / 4388 kilometers and travel time by car is about 46 hours 6 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2372.483 miles
  • 3818.141 kilometers
  • 2061.631 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
  • 2367.182 miles
  • 3809.609 kilometers
  • 2057.025 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″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 Richmond and Santa Barbara is 3 hours. Santa Barbara is 3 hours behind Richmond.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

Santa Barbara, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 260 kg (574 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
2372
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2372

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