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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Detroit, MI (DTW)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Detroit (Fairbanks International Airport – Detroit Metropolitan Airport) is 2906 miles / 4677 kilometers / 2525 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 6 hours 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Detroit (DTW) is 3762 miles / 6054 kilometers and travel time by car is about 67 hours 26 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How far is Detroit from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2906.063 miles
  • 4676.856 kilometers
  • 2525.300 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
  • 2898.713 miles
  • 4665.026 kilometers
  • 2518.913 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 Detroit Metropolitan Airport
City: Detroit, MI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DTW
ICAO Code: KDTW
Coordinates: 42°12′44″N, 83°21′12″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Fairbanks and Detroit is 4 hours. Detroit is 4 hours ahead of Fairbanks.

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Detroit, MI

 EST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 323 kg (712 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Detroit (DTW).

Distance:
2906
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2906

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