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Distance between Minneapolis, MN (MSP) and Rockford, IL (RFD)

Flight distance from Minneapolis to Rockford (Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport – Chicago Rockford International Airport) is 278 miles / 447 kilometers / 242 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 1 minutes.

Driving distance from Minneapolis (MSP) to Rockford (RFD) is 341 miles / 548 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 52 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Minneapolis to Rockford.

Shortest flight path between Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD).

How far is Rockford from Minneapolis?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Minneapolis and Rockford. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 277.979 miles
  • 447.363 kilometers
  • 241.557 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
  • 277.664 miles
  • 446.857 kilometers
  • 241.284 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 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
City: Minneapolis, MN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSP
ICAO Code: KMSP
Coordinates: 44°52′55″N, 93°13′18″W

B Chicago Rockford International Airport
City: Rockford, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RFD
ICAO Code: KRFD
Coordinates: 42°11′43″N, 89°5′49″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Minneapolis and Rockford.

Time Difference

Minneapolis, MN

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Rockford, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 66 kg (145 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Minneapolis (MSP) → Rockford (RFD).

Distance:
278
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
278

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