# 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
IATA Code: FAI
ICAO Code: PAFA
Coordinates: 64°48′54″N, 147°51′21″W

City: Grand Island, NE
Country: 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.

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## 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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