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Distance between Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Santa Barbara to San Francisco (Santa Barbara Municipal Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 262 miles / 422 kilometers / 228 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 59 minutes.

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.

Santa Barbara – San Francisco

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262
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422
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228
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How far is San Francisco 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)
  • 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 earth.

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?

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

What is the time difference between Santa Barbara and San Francisco?

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

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, 64 kilograms is equal to 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

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 Flag of 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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

Airlines flying from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO)

United Airlines