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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

San Francisco, CA

 PST

Santa Maria, CA

 PST

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

Round trip?