How far is Santa Barbara from San Francisco?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Santa Barbara and San Francisco is 277.07 miles (445.9 km).

Flight distance from Santa Barbara, CA to San Francisco, CA is 277.07 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 39 minutes.

It takes 00 hours 35 minutes to travel from Santa Barbara to San Francisco with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from Santa Barbara, California to San Francisco, California is: 326.76 miles (525.87 km) by car.

Driving from Santa Barbara to San Francisco will take approximately 05 hours 08 minutes.

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#1 Santa Barbara

City in California, United States

Population 90254
GPS Coordinates 34°25'15"N 119°41'53"W
Latitude 34.4208300
Longitude -119.6981900
Altitude 15
Country United States
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#2 San Francisco

Consolidated city-county in California, United States

Population 866606
GPS Coordinates 37°46'30"N 122°25'10"W
Latitude 37.7749300
Longitude -122.4194200
Altitude 16
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Santa Barbara and San Francisco

The distance between Santa Barbara and San Francisco is 526 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 05 hours 50 minutes if you drive your car at an average speed of 90 kilometers / hour. For different choices, please review the avg. speed travel time table on the below.

There is no time difference between Santa Barbara and San Francisco. The current time is 20:17:23.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 10 hours 53 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 08 hours 10 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 06 hours 32 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 05 hours 26 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 04 hours 40 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 04 hours 21 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 04 hours 04 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 43.65 liters (11.53 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Santa Barbara and San Francisco.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Santa Barbara to San Francisco is $38.97 (diesel $42.89).

Take a look at our Gas Cost Calculator feature. It will figure out how much it will cost to drive this particular distance.

The average gas price per gallon of daily gas for calculations is $3.38 (Diesel $3.72) /gallon. Last changed prices on November 30, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Santa Barbara and San Francisco (latitude and longitude). Cities, states, and countries each have their own regional center. The Haversine formula is used to measure the radius.

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