# Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Bluefield, WV (BLF)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Bluefield (Fairbanks International Airport – Mercer County Airport (West Virginia)) is 3252 miles / 5233 kilometers / 2826 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 6 hours 39 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Bluefield (BLF) is 4087 miles / 6578 kilometers and travel time by car is about 73 hours 27 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Bluefield.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Mercer County Airport (West Virginia) (BLF).

## How far is Bluefield from Fairbanks?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Fairbanks and Bluefield. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 3251.607 miles
• 5232.955 kilometers
• 2825.569 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
• 3244.606 miles
• 5221.688 kilometers
• 2819.486 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 Fairbanks International Airport
City: Fairbanks, AK
Country: United States
IATA Code: FAI
ICAO Code: PAFA
Coordinates: 64°48′54″N, 147°51′21″W

B Mercer County Airport (West Virginia)
City: Bluefield, WV
Country: United States
IATA Code: BLF
ICAO Code: KBLF
Coordinates: 37°17′44″N, 81°12′27″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Fairbanks and Bluefield is 4 hours. Bluefield is 4 hours ahead of Fairbanks.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 364 kg (803 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Bluefield (BLF).

Distance:
3252
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
3252

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