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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Seattle, WA (SEA)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Seattle (Fairbanks International Airport – Seattle–Tacoma International Airport) is 1533 miles / 2467 kilometers / 1332 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 24 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Seattle (SEA) is 2261 miles / 3639 kilometers and travel time by car is about 42 hours 35 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Seattle.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

How far is Seattle from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1532.786 miles
  • 2466.780 kilometers
  • 1331.955 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
  • 1529.554 miles
  • 2461.579 kilometers
  • 1329.146 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 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SEA
ICAO Code: KSEA
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N, 122°18′32″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKDT

Seattle, WA

 PDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 182 kg (400 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Seattle (SEA).

Distance:
1533
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1533

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