# 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
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
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.

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## 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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