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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Sault Ste Marie, MI

 EST

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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