# 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
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
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.

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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:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1839

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