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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Decatur, IL (DEC)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Decatur (Fairbanks International Airport – Decatur Airport) is 2879 miles / 4634 kilometers / 2502 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 57 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Decatur (DEC) is 3600 miles / 5793 kilometers and travel time by car is about 68 hours 46 minutes.

Fairbanks – Decatur

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2879
Miles
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4634
Kilometers
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2502
Nautical miles

How far is Decatur from Fairbanks?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2879.375 miles
  • 4633.904 kilometers
  • 2502.108 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
  • 2872.920 miles
  • 4623.516 kilometers
  • 2496.499 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Fairbanks to Decatur is 5 hours 57 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Fairbanks time to Decatur time converter

Time in Fairbanks: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Decatur: 00:00

Current local times

Fairbanks, AK

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Decatur, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Fairbanks to Decatur generates about 320 kg of CO2 per passenger, 320 kilograms is equal to 705 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Decatur

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Decatur Airport (DEC).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Decatur Airport
City: Decatur, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DEC
ICAO Code: KDEC
Coordinates: 39°50′4″N, 88°51′56″W