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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Minneapolis, MN (MSP)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Minneapolis (Fairbanks International Airport – Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport) is 2466 miles / 3969 kilometers / 2143 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 10 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Minneapolis (MSP) is 3099 miles / 4988 kilometers and travel time by car is about 56 hours 7 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP).

How far is Minneapolis from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2466.238 miles
  • 3969.026 kilometers
  • 2143.103 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
  • 2459.808 miles
  • 3958.677 kilometers
  • 2137.515 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 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
City: Minneapolis, MN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSP
ICAO Code: KMSP
Coordinates: 44°52′55″N, 93°13′18″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Minneapolis, MN

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 271 kg (598 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Minneapolis (MSP).

Distance:
2466
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2466

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