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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 60 hours 48 minutes.

Fairbanks – San Francisco

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2148
Miles
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3457
Kilometers
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1867
Nautical miles

How far is San Francisco from Fairbanks?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Fairbanks International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 4 hours 34 minutes.

Time difference

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

On average flying from Fairbanks to San Francisco generates about 234 kg of CO2 per passenger, 234 kilograms is equal to 517 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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