# 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
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
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.

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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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