# Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Rapid City, SD (RAP)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Rapid City (Los Angeles International Airport – Rapid City Regional Airport) is 1078 miles / 1735 kilometers / 937 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 32 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Rapid City (RAP) is 1347 miles / 2167 kilometers and travel time by car is about 22 hours 59 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP).

## How far is Rapid City from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1077.816 miles
• 1734.577 kilometers
• 936.597 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
• 1077.017 miles
• 1733.290 kilometers
• 935.902 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 Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″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 Los Angeles and Rapid City is 1 hour. Rapid City is 1 hour ahead of Los Angeles.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 156 kg (343 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Rapid City (RAP).

Distance:
1078
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1078

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