# 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
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
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.

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## 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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