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Distance between Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles (Santa Barbara Municipal Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 89 miles / 142 kilometers / 77 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 40 minutes.

Driving distance from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 106 miles / 170 kilometers and travel time by car is about 2 hours 7 minutes.

Santa Barbara – Los Angeles

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89
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142
Kilometers
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77
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from Santa Barbara?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 88.542 miles
  • 142.494 kilometers
  • 76.941 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
  • 88.407 miles
  • 142.277 kilometers
  • 76.824 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 Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

Estimated flight time from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 40 minutes.

What is the time difference between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles?

There is no time difference between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

Flight carbon footprint between Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average flying from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles generates about 38 kg of CO2 per passenger, 38 kilograms is equal to 84 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

Airlines flying from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Los Angeles (LAX)

United Airlines