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Distance between Sacramento, CA (SMF) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Sacramento to Santa Barbara (Sacramento International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 310 miles / 499 kilometers / 269 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 5 minutes.

Driving distance from Sacramento (SMF) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 394 miles / 634 kilometers and travel time by car is about 7 hours 44 minutes.

Sacramento – Santa Barbara

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310
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499
Kilometers
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269
Nautical miles

How far is Santa Barbara from Sacramento?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 310.052 miles
  • 498.980 kilometers
  • 269.427 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
  • 310.549 miles
  • 499.781 kilometers
  • 269.860 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 Sacramento to Santa Barbara is 1 hour 5 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Sacramento and Santa Barbara.

Sacramento time to Santa Barbara time converter

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Current local times

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Sacramento to Santa Barbara generates about 71 kg of CO2 per passenger, 71 kilograms is equal to 156 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Sacramento to Santa Barbara

Shortest flight path between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

Airport information

Origin Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″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