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Distance between Rock Springs, WY (RKS) and Wales, AK (WAA)

Flight distance from Rock Springs to Wales (Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport – Wales Airport (Alaska)) is 2786 miles / 4484 kilometers / 2421 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 46 minutes.

Driving distance from Rock Springs (RKS) to Wales (WAA) is 3700 miles / 5955 kilometers and travel time by car is about 153 hours 17 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS) and Wales Airport (Alaska) (WAA).

How far is Wales from Rock Springs?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2785.939 miles
  • 4483.534 kilometers
  • 2420.915 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
  • 2779.320 miles
  • 4472.882 kilometers
  • 2415.163 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 Wales Airport (Alaska)
City: Wales, AK
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: WAA
ICAO Code: PAIW
Coordinates: 65°37′21″N, 168°5′42″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Rock Springs, WY

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Wales, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 309 kg (681 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Rock Springs (RKS) → Wales (WAA).

Distance:
2786
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2786

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