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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Rochester, MN

 CST

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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