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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Lake Charles, LA (LCH)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Lake Charles (Fairbanks International Airport – Lake Charles Regional Airport) is 3331 miles / 5360 kilometers / 2894 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 6 hours 48 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Lake Charles (LCH) is 4186 miles / 6736 kilometers and travel time by car is about 75 hours 20 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Lake Charles.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH).

How far is Lake Charles from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 3330.814 miles
  • 5360.426 kilometers
  • 2894.398 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
  • 3326.585 miles
  • 5353.620 kilometers
  • 2890.723 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 Lake Charles Regional Airport
City: Lake Charles, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LCH
ICAO Code: KLCH
Coordinates: 30°7′33″N, 93°13′23″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Lake Charles, LA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 374 kg (825 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Lake Charles (LCH).

Distance:
3331
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
3331

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