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

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Chicago (Fairbanks International Airport – Chicago O'Hare International Airport) is 2785 miles / 4482 kilometers / 2420 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 46 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Chicago (ORD) is 3483 miles / 5605 kilometers and travel time by car is about 62 hours 33 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

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)
  • 2785.090 miles
  • 4482.168 kilometers
  • 2420.177 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
  • 2778.286 miles
  • 4471.217 kilometers
  • 2414.264 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 O'Hare International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ORD
ICAO Code: KORD
Coordinates: 41°58′42″N, 87°54′17″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

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 309 kg (681 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Chicago (ORD).

Distance:
2785
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2785

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