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Distance between Denver, CO (DEN) and Rapid City, SD (RAP)

Flight distance from Denver to Rapid City (Denver International Airport – Rapid City Regional Airport) is 300 miles / 484 kilometers / 261 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 4 minutes.

Driving distance from Denver (DEN) to Rapid City (RAP) is 417 miles / 671 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 58 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Denver to Rapid City.

Shortest flight path between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP).

How far is Rapid City from Denver?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Denver and Rapid City. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 300.485 miles
  • 483.584 kilometers
  • 261.115 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
  • 300.732 miles
  • 483.981 kilometers
  • 261.329 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).

Airport information


A Denver International Airport
City: Denver, CO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DEN
ICAO Code: KDEN
Coordinates: 39°51′42″N, 104°40′22″W

B Rapid City Regional Airport
City: Rapid City, SD
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RAP
ICAO Code: KRAP
Coordinates: 44°2′43″N, 103°3′25″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Denver and Rapid City.

Time Difference

Denver, CO

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Rapid City, SD

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 69 kg (153 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Denver (DEN) → Rapid City (RAP).

Distance:
300
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
300

Round trip?