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Distance between San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara (San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 72 miles / 116 kilometers / 63 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 38 minutes.

Driving distance from San Luis Obispo (SBP) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 94 miles / 152 kilometers and travel time by car is about 1 hour 50 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara.

Shortest flight path between San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from San Luis Obispo?

There are several ways to calculate distances between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 72.113 miles
  • 116.054 kilometers
  • 62.664 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
  • 72.150 miles
  • 116.114 kilometers
  • 62.696 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).

Airport information


A San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
City: San Luis Obispo, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SBP
ICAO Code: KSBP
Coordinates: 35°14′12″N, 120°38′31″W

B 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

Time Difference

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 36 kg (79 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Luis Obispo (SBP) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
72
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
72

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