# 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
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
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.

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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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