# Distance between Rock Springs, WY (RKS) and Palmdale, CA (PMD)

Flight distance from Rock Springs to Palmdale (Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport – Palmdale Regional Airport) is 687 miles / 1105 kilometers / 597 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 47 minutes.

Driving distance from Rock Springs (RKS) to Palmdale (PMD) is 831 miles / 1337 kilometers and travel time by car is about 13 hours 56 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS) and Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD).

## How far is Palmdale from Rock Springs?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 686.530 miles
• 1104.863 kilometers
• 596.578 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
• 686.288 miles
• 1104.473 kilometers
• 596.368 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 Palmdale Regional Airport
City: Palmdale, CA
Country: 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 Rock Springs and Palmdale is 1 hour. Palmdale is 1 hour behind Rock Springs.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 123 kg (271 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Rock Springs (RKS) → Palmdale (PMD).

Distance:
687
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
687

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