Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Rock Springs, WY (RKS)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Rock Springs (Fairbanks International Airport – Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport) is 2210 miles / 3556 kilometers / 1920 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 41 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Rock Springs (RKS) is 2868 miles / 4616 kilometers and travel time by car is about 52 hours 54 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Rock Springs.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS).

How far is Rock Springs from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2209.660 miles
• 3556.103 kilometers
• 1920.142 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
• 2205.382 miles
• 3549.219 kilometers
• 1916.425 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 Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport
City: Rock Springs, WY
Country: United States
IATA Code: RKS
ICAO Code: KRKS
Coordinates: 41°35′39″N, 109°3′54″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Fairbanks and Rock Springs is 2 hours. Rock Springs is 2 hours ahead of Fairbanks.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 241 kg (532 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Rock Springs (RKS).

Distance:
2210
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2210

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