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Distance between Rock Springs, WY (RKS) and Grand Island, NE (GRI)

Flight distance from Rock Springs to Grand Island (Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport – Central Nebraska Regional Airport) is 561 miles / 903 kilometers / 488 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 33 minutes.

Driving distance from Rock Springs (RKS) to Grand Island (GRI) is 621 miles / 999 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 51 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS) and Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI).

How far is Grand Island from Rock Springs?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 561.191 miles
  • 903.150 kilometers
  • 487.662 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
  • 559.759 miles
  • 900.846 kilometers
  • 486.418 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 Central Nebraska Regional Airport
City: Grand Island, NE
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: GRI
ICAO Code: KGRI
Coordinates: 40°58′2″N, 98°18′34″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Rock Springs and Grand Island is 1 hour. Grand Island is 1 hour ahead of Rock Springs.

Time Difference

Rock Springs, WY

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Grand Island, NE

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 108 kg (237 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Rock Springs (RKS) → Grand Island (GRI).

Distance:
561
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
561

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