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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Houston, TX (IAH)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Houston (Fairbanks International Airport – Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport) is 3281 miles / 5280 kilometers / 2851 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 6 hours 42 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Houston (IAH) is 4113 miles / 6620 kilometers and travel time by car is about 73 hours 21 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

How far is Houston from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 3280.650 miles
  • 5279.695 kilometers
  • 2850.807 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
  • 3276.709 miles
  • 5273.353 kilometers
  • 2847.383 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 Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Houston, TX

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 368 kg (811 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Houston (IAH).

Distance:
3281
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
3281

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