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Distance between Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Flight distance from Santa Barbara to San Diego (Santa Barbara Municipal Airport – San Diego International Airport) is 192 miles / 309 kilometers / 167 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 51 minutes.

Driving distance from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Diego (SAN) is 228 miles / 367 kilometers and travel time by car is about 4 hours 28 minutes.

Santa Barbara – San Diego

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192
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309
Kilometers
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167
Nautical miles

How far is San Diego 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)
  • 192.279 miles
  • 309.444 kilometers
  • 167.086 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
  • 192.199 miles
  • 309.314 kilometers
  • 167.016 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 Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to San Diego International Airport is 51 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Santa Barbara and San Diego.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Santa Barbara to San Diego generates about 53 kg of CO2 per passenger, 53 kilograms is equal to 118 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 San Diego

Shortest flight path between Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

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 San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W