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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to San Francisco (Fairbanks International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 2148 miles / 3457 kilometers / 1867 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 34 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to San Francisco (SFO) is 3066 miles / 4934 kilometers and travel time by car is about 57 hours 9 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

How far is San Francisco from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2148.110 miles
  • 3457.049 kilometers
  • 1866.657 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
  • 2145.789 miles
  • 3453.312 kilometers
  • 1864.639 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 San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

San Francisco, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 234 kg (517 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
2148
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2148

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