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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 21 hours 21 minutes.

Seattle – Santa Barbara

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908
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1461
Kilometers
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789
Nautical miles

How far is Santa Barbara from Seattle?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Seattle to Santa Barbara is 2 hours 13 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Seattle and Santa Barbara.

Seattle time to Santa Barbara time converter

Time in Seattle: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Santa Barbara: 00:00

Current local times

Seattle, WA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Seattle to Santa Barbara generates about 144 kg of CO2 per passenger, 144 kilograms is equal to 318 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Seattle (SEA) to Santa Barbara (SBA)

Alaska Airlines