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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Columbia, MO (COU)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Columbia (Fairbanks International Airport – Columbia Regional Airport) is 2841 miles / 4571 kilometers / 2468 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 52 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Columbia (COU) is 3586 miles / 5771 kilometers and travel time by car is about 63 hours 49 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Columbia Regional Airport (COU).

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)
  • 2840.595 miles
  • 4571.494 kilometers
  • 2468.409 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
  • 2834.665 miles
  • 4561.951 kilometers
  • 2463.257 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 Regional Airport
City: Columbia, MO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: COU
ICAO Code: KCOU
Coordinates: 38°49′5″N, 92°13′10″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Fairbanks and Columbia is 3 hours. Columbia is 3 hours ahead of Fairbanks.

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKDT

Columbia, MO

 CDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 315 kg (695 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Columbia (COU).

Distance:
2841
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2841

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