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Duration 38 min
Distance 136 miles
Average price $28
Nearby airports 5 found

Closest airports to Santa Maria

The nearest airport to Santa Maria is Santa Maria (SMX). However, there are better options for getting to Santa Maria. Central Coast Shuttle operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $100 and the journey takes 3h 45m.

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Los Angeles (LAX)

  1. Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Santa Maria
5h 6m
$80 - $100
Other nearby airports

Burbank (BUR)

  1. Burbank Airport - South
  2. Oxnard
  3. Santa Maria
4h 26m
$18 - $38

San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP)

  1. Broad @ Aero
  2. Santa Maria
38 min
$2 - $4

Santa Barbara (SBA)

  1. UC Santa Barbara Amtrak Bus Stop
  2. Santa Maria
2h 22m
$8 - $52

Santa Maria (SMX)

  1. Santa Maria Public Airport
  2. Santa Maria
21 min

Frequently asked questions

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The nearest airport to Santa Maria is Santa Maria (SMX) Airport which is 3.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) (23.1 miles) and Santa Barbara (SBA) (50.1 miles).

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It takes 5h 6m to get from Santa Maria to Los Angeles (LAX) Airport.

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We recommend flying to Los Angeles (LAX) Airport, which is 135.7 miles away from Santa Maria. The bus via Los Angeles Airport, CA from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Maria takes 5h 6m.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Santa Maria. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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