# How far is Seattle, WA, from Santa Barbara, CA?

The distance between Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) and Seattle (Seattle–Tacoma International Airport) is 908 miles / 1461 kilometers / 789 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Seattle (SEA) is 1105 miles / 1779 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 21 hours 15 minutes.

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2 h 13 min
144 kg

## Distance from Santa Barbara to Seattle

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Santa Barbara to Seattle. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 907.753 miles
• 1460.888 kilometers
• 788.816 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
• 908.842 miles
• 1462.640 kilometers
• 789.762 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 Seattle?

The estimated flight time from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport is 2 hours and 13 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

On average, flying from Santa Barbara to Seattle generates about 144 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 144 kilograms equals 318 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 Seattle

See the map of the shortest flight path between Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

## Airport information

Origin Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
City: Santa Barbara, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SBA
ICAO Code: KSBA
Coordinates: 34°25′34″N, 119°50′23″W
Destination Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SEA
ICAO Code: KSEA
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N, 122°18′32″W