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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Helena, MT (HLN)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Helena (Fairbanks International Airport – Helena Regional Airport) is 1839 miles / 2960 kilometers / 1598 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 58 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Helena (HLN) is 2409 miles / 3877 kilometers and travel time by car is about 43 hours 37 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Helena Regional Airport (HLN).

How far is Helena from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1839.402 miles
  • 2960.231 kilometers
  • 1598.397 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
  • 1835.058 miles
  • 2953.239 kilometers
  • 1594.622 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 Helena Regional Airport
City: Helena, MT
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HLN
ICAO Code: KHLN
Coordinates: 46°36′24″N, 111°58′58″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Fairbanks and Helena is 2 hours. Helena is 2 hours ahead of Fairbanks.

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

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Helena, MT

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 203 kg (448 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Helena (HLN).

Distance:
1839
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1839

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