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Distance between Seattle, WA (SEA) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Seattle to Santa Barbara (Seattle–Tacoma International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 908 miles / 1461 kilometers / 789 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 13 minutes.

Driving distance from Seattle (SEA) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 1107 miles / 1782 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 13 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from Seattle?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 907.753 miles
  • 1460.888 kilometers
  • 788.816 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
  • 908.842 miles
  • 1462.640 kilometers
  • 789.762 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 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SEA
ICAO Code: KSEA
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N, 122°18′32″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 Seattle and Santa Barbara.

Time Difference

Seattle, WA

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 144 kg (318 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Seattle (SEA) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
908
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
908

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