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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Palmdale, CA (PMD)

Flight distance from Richmond to Palmdale (Richmond International Airport – Palmdale Regional Airport) is 2273 miles / 3658 kilometers / 1975 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 48 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Palmdale (PMD) is 2603 miles / 4189 kilometers and travel time by car is about 44 hours 13 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Richmond to Palmdale.

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD).

How far is Palmdale from Richmond?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Richmond and Palmdale. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2272.763 miles
  • 3657.657 kilometers
  • 1974.977 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
  • 2267.666 miles
  • 3649.455 kilometers
  • 1970.548 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″W

B Palmdale Regional Airport
City: Palmdale, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PMD
ICAO Code: KPMD
Coordinates: 34°37′45″N, 118°5′5″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Richmond and Palmdale is 3 hours. Palmdale is 3 hours behind Richmond.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

Palmdale, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 249 kg (548 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Palmdale (PMD).

Distance:
2273
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2273

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