# Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Rochester, MN (RST)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Rochester (Fairbanks International Airport – Rochester International Airport) is 2542 miles / 4090 kilometers / 2209 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Rochester (RST) is 3183 miles / 5122 kilometers and travel time by car is about 57 hours 34 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Rochester.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Rochester International Airport (RST).

## How far is Rochester from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2541.579 miles
• 4090.275 kilometers
• 2208.572 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
• 2535.137 miles
• 4079.908 kilometers
• 2202.974 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 Rochester International Airport
City: Rochester, MN
Country: United States
IATA Code: RST
ICAO Code: KRST
Coordinates: 43°54′29″N, 92°30′0″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 280 kg (617 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Rochester (RST).

Distance:
2542
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2542

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