# Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Rapid City, SD (RAP)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Rapid City (Fairbanks International Airport – Rapid City Regional Airport) is 2230 miles / 3589 kilometers / 1938 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 43 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Rapid City (RAP) is 2849 miles / 4585 kilometers and travel time by car is about 52 hours 23 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP).

## How far is Rapid City from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2230.108 miles
• 3589.010 kilometers
• 1937.911 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
• 2224.895 miles
• 3580.621 kilometers
• 1933.381 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 Fairbanks International Airport
City: Fairbanks, AK
Country: United States
IATA Code: FAI
ICAO Code: PAFA
Coordinates: 64°48′54″N, 147°51′21″W

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

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Fairbanks and Rapid City is 2 hours. Rapid City is 2 hours ahead of Fairbanks.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 244 kg (538 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Rapid City (RAP).

Distance:
2230
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2230

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