# Distance between Rock Springs, WY (RKS) and Kotzebue, AK (OTZ)

Flight distance from Rock Springs to Kotzebue (Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport – Ralph Wien Memorial Airport) is 2650 miles / 4266 kilometers / 2303 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 31 minutes.

Driving distance from Rock Springs (RKS) to Kotzebue (OTZ) is 3598 miles / 5791 kilometers and travel time by car is about 138 hours 15 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS) and Ralph Wien Memorial Airport (OTZ).

## How far is Kotzebue from Rock Springs?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2650.463 miles
• 4265.506 kilometers
• 2303.189 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
• 2644.506 miles
• 4255.920 kilometers
• 2298.013 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
IATA Code: RKS
ICAO Code: KRKS
Coordinates: 41°35′39″N, 109°3′54″W

B Ralph Wien Memorial Airport
City: Kotzebue, AK
Country: United States
IATA Code: OTZ
ICAO Code: PAOT
Coordinates: 66°53′4″N, 162°35′56″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 293 kg (646 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Rock Springs (RKS) → Kotzebue (OTZ).

Distance:
2650
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2650

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