# Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Sault Ste Marie, MI (CIU)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Sault Ste Marie (Fairbanks International Airport – Chippewa County International Airport) is 2649 miles / 4263 kilometers / 2302 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 30 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) is 3515 miles / 5657 kilometers and travel time by car is about 66 hours 12 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Sault Ste Marie.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Chippewa County International Airport (CIU).

## How far is Sault Ste Marie from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2648.924 miles
• 4263.029 kilometers
• 2301.852 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
• 2641.407 miles
• 4250.933 kilometers
• 2295.320 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 Chippewa County International Airport
City: Sault Ste Marie, MI
Country: United States
IATA Code: CIU
ICAO Code: KCIU
Coordinates: 46°15′2″N, 84°28′20″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Fairbanks and Sault Ste Marie is 4 hours. Sault Ste Marie is 4 hours ahead of Fairbanks.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 293 kg (645 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Sault Ste Marie (CIU).

Distance:
2649
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2649

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