# 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
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
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.

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## 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:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2404

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