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

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

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

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

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

How far is Fairbanks from Rock Springs?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Rock Springs and Fairbanks. 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 Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport
City: Rock Springs, WY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RKS
ICAO Code: KRKS
Coordinates: 41°35′39″N, 109°3′54″W

B Fairbanks International Airport
City: Fairbanks, AK
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: FAI
ICAO Code: PAFA
Coordinates: 64°48′54″N, 147°51′21″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Rock Springs, WY

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Fairbanks, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

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

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Rock Springs (RKS) → Fairbanks (FAI).

Distance:
2210
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2210

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