# How far is San Francisco, CA, from Santa Barbara, CA?

The distance between Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) and San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) is 262 miles / 422 kilometers / 228 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) is 318 miles / 512 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 6 hours 11 minutes.

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## Distance from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 261.923 miles
• 421.524 kilometers
• 227.605 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
• 262.141 miles
• 421.876 kilometers
• 227.795 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 San Francisco?

The estimated flight time from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 59 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

On average, flying from Santa Barbara to San Francisco generates about 64 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 64 kilograms equals 140 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 Francisco

See the map of the shortest flight path between Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

## 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 San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W