# Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Santa Maria (San Francisco International Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 216 miles / 348 kilometers / 188 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 54 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 257 miles / 413 kilometers and travel time by car is about 4 hours 42 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from San Francisco to Santa Maria.

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

## How far is Santa Maria from San Francisco?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 215.964 miles
• 347.560 kilometers
• 187.667 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
• 216.182 miles
• 347.911 kilometers
• 187.857 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 Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″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 Francisco and Santa Maria.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 57 kg (125 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
216
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
216

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