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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Santa Barbara (Fairbanks International Airport – Santa Barbara Municipal Airport) is 2404 miles / 3869 kilometers / 2089 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Santa Barbara (SBA) is 3365 miles / 5416 kilometers and travel time by car is about 62 hours 29 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Santa Barbara.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

How far is Santa Barbara from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2404.217 miles
  • 3869.213 kilometers
  • 2089.208 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
  • 2402.162 miles
  • 3865.904 kilometers
  • 2087.421 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 Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
City: Santa Barbara, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SBA
ICAO Code: KSBA
Coordinates: 34°25′34″N, 119°50′23″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Fairbanks and Santa Barbara is 1 hour. Santa Barbara is 1 hour ahead of Fairbanks.

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Santa Barbara, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 264 kg (582 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Santa Barbara (SBA).

Distance:
2404
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2404

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