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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Columbia, SC (CAE)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Columbia (Fairbanks International Airport – Columbia Metropolitan Airport) is 3451 miles / 5554 kilometers / 2999 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 7 hours 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Columbia (CAE) is 4279 miles / 6886 kilometers and travel time by car is about 76 hours 50 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Columbia.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE).

How far is Columbia from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 3451.377 miles
  • 5554.452 kilometers
  • 2999.164 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
  • 3444.923 miles
  • 5544.065 kilometers
  • 2993.556 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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: FAI
ICAO Code: PAFA
Coordinates: 64°48′54″N, 147°51′21″W

B Columbia Metropolitan Airport
City: Columbia, SC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CAE
ICAO Code: KCAE
Coordinates: 33°56′19″N, 81°7′10″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Columbia, SC

 EST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 389 kg (857 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Columbia (CAE).

Distance:
3451
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
3451

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