Distance between San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from San Luis Obispo to Santa Maria (San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 26 miles / 41 kilometers / 22 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 32 minutes.

Driving distance from San Luis Obispo (SBP) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 32 miles / 52 kilometers and travel time by car is about 42 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

How far is Santa Maria from San Luis Obispo?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 25.545 miles
• 41.110 kilometers
• 22.198 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
• 25.584 miles
• 41.173 kilometers
• 22.232 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
IATA Code: SBP
ICAO Code: KSBP
Coordinates: 35°14′12″N, 120°38′31″W

B Santa Maria Public Airport
City: Santa Maria, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SMX
ICAO Code: KSMX
Coordinates: 34°53′56″N, 120°27′25″W

Time difference and current local times

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

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Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Luis Obispo (SBP) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
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Elite level bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
26

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