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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Chicago, IL (MDW)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Chicago (Fairbanks International Airport – Chicago Midway International Airport) is 2800 miles / 4507 kilometers / 2434 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 48 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Chicago (MDW) is 3501 miles / 5635 kilometers and travel time by car is about 62 hours 57 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

How far is Chicago from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2800.491 miles
  • 4506.954 kilometers
  • 2433.560 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
  • 2793.688 miles
  • 4496.006 kilometers
  • 2427.649 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 Chicago Midway International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Chicago, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 311 kg (685 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Chicago (MDW).

Distance:
2800
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2800

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