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Distance between Louisville, KY (SDF) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Louisville to Santa Barbara (Louisville International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 1910 miles / 3074 kilometers / 1660 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 6 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 2191 miles / 3526 kilometers and travel time by car is about 36 hours 41 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Louisville to Santa Barbara.

Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from Louisville?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1910.014 miles
  • 3073.870 kilometers
  • 1659.757 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
  • 1905.795 miles
  • 3067.079 kilometers
  • 1656.090 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 Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″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

The time difference between Louisville and Santa Barbara is 3 hours. Santa Barbara is 3 hours behind Louisville.

Time Difference

Louisville, KY

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 209 kg (461 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
1910
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1910

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