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Distance between Rock Springs, WY (RKS) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from Rock Springs to Santa Maria (Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 772 miles / 1242 kilometers / 671 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 57 minutes.

Driving distance from Rock Springs (RKS) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 1017 miles / 1637 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 58 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

How far is Santa Maria from Rock Springs?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 771.674 miles
  • 1241.888 kilometers
  • 670.566 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
  • 770.970 miles
  • 1240.755 kilometers
  • 669.954 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 Santa Maria Public Airport
City: Santa Maria, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMX
ICAO Code: KSMX
Coordinates: 34°53′56″N, 120°27′25″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Rock Springs and Santa Maria is 1 hour. Santa Maria is 1 hour behind Rock Springs.

Time Difference

Rock Springs, WY

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Santa Maria, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 132 kg (291 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Rock Springs (RKS) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
772
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
772

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