Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Fairbanks.
Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Fairbanks International Airport (FAI).
How far is Fairbanks from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Fairbanks. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 2641.978 miles
- 4251.852 kilometers
- 2295.816 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
- 2635.892 miles
- 4242.057 kilometers
- 2290.528 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Des Moines and Fairbanks is 3 hours. Fairbanks is 3 hours behind Des Moines.
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Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 292 kg (643 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → Fairbanks (FAI).