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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Rock Springs, WY

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Kotzebue, AK

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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:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2650

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