How far is Santa Monica from San Diego?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Santa Monica and San Diego is 118.21 miles (190.23 km).

Flight distance from Santa Monica, CA to San Diego, CA is 118.21 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 16 minutes.

It takes 00 hours 14 minutes to travel from Santa Monica to San Diego with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from Santa Monica, California to San Diego, California is: 133.43 miles (214.73 km) by car.

Driving from Santa Monica to San Diego will take approximately 02 hours 04 minutes.

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#1 Santa Monica

Beachfront city in Los Angeles County, California, United States

Population 90024
GPS Coordinates 34°1'10"N 118°29'28"W
Latitude 34.0194500
Longitude -118.4911900
Altitude 32
Country United States
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#2 San Diego

City in San Diego County, California, United States, eighth largest city in the country by population

Population 1422420
GPS Coordinates 32°42'57"N 117°9'53"W
Latitude 32.7157100
Longitude -117.1647200
Altitude 20
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Santa Monica and San Diego

The distance between Santa Monica and San Diego is 215 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 23 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 Monica and San Diego. The current time is 12:48:04.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 04 hours 26 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 03 hours 20 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 02 hours 40 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 02 hours 13 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 01 hours 54 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 01 hours 46 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 01 hours 39 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 17.82 liters (4.71 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Santa Monica and San Diego.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Santa Monica to San Diego is $19.31 (diesel $22.83).

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 $4.102 (Diesel $4.849) /gallon. Last changed prices on September 24, 2022.

How did we calculate the distance?

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

Distance to Other Cities

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