Getting Here

Getting here by car

The Santa Maria Valley is situated midway along California’s Central Coast. It is located approximately 3.5 hours north of Los Angeles, 1.5 hours north of Santa Barbara, 4 hours south of the Bay Area, and 20 minutes from Pismo State Beach.

You can reach Santa Maria via Highway 101, Highway 1, and Highway 166.

Getting here by plane

Allegiant Airlines is currently operating direct flights to Santa Maria (SMX) from Las Vegas (LAS), Portland (PDX) and Phoenix-Mesa (AZA).  These new routes will help to more conveniently connect Santa Maria Valley and the entire Central Coast to three major travel hubs in the western U.S. 

Flight to Santa Maria, CA from Las Vegas, NV
Allegiant Air offers flights to and from Las Vegas four times per week, on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Flight to Santa Maria, CA from Portland, OR
Allegiant Air offers flights to and from Portland twice weekly, on Sundays and Thursdays.

Flight to Santa Maria, CA from Phoenix-Mesa, AZ
Allegiant Air offers flights to and from Phoenix-Mesa twice weekly, on Sundays and Thursdays.

Santa Maria is now one of the fastest-growing cities on the Central Coast, and high demand from business and leisure travelers alike made the addition of more flights essential.

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