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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Grand Island, NE (GRI)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Grand Island (Fairbanks International Airport – Central Nebraska Regional Airport) is 2541 miles / 4090 kilometers / 2208 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Grand Island (GRI) is 3183 miles / 5122 kilometers and travel time by car is about 59 hours 32 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Grand Island.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI).

How far is Grand Island from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2541.125 miles
  • 4089.545 kilometers
  • 2208.177 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
  • 2535.650 miles
  • 4080.733 kilometers
  • 2203.420 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 Central Nebraska Regional Airport
City: Grand Island, NE
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: GRI
ICAO Code: KGRI
Coordinates: 40°58′2″N, 98°18′34″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Grand Island, NE

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 280 kg (617 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Grand Island (GRI).

Distance:
2541
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2541

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