Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to San Diego (Fairbanks International Airport – San Diego International Airport) is 2568 miles / 4132 kilometers / 2231 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 21 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to San Diego (SAN) is 3640 miles / 5858 kilometers and travel time by car is about 63 hours 47 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to San Diego.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

How far is San Diego from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2567.668 miles
• 4132.261 kilometers
• 2231.243 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
• 2565.660 miles
• 4129.029 kilometers
• 2229.498 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 San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Fairbanks and San Diego is 1 hour. San Diego is 1 hour ahead of Fairbanks.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 283 kg (624 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → San Diego (SAN).

Distance:
2568
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2568

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