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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and San Jose, CA (SJC)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to San Jose (Fairbanks International Airport – San Jose International Airport) is 2173 miles / 3498 kilometers / 1889 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 36 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to San Jose (SJC) is 3083 miles / 4962 kilometers and travel time by car is about 57 hours 24 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and San Jose International Airport (SJC).

How far is San Jose from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2173.374 miles
  • 3497.707 kilometers
  • 1888.611 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
  • 2171.046 miles
  • 3493.960 kilometers
  • 1886.588 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 Jose International Airport
City: San Jose, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SJC
ICAO Code: KSJC
Coordinates: 37°21′45″N, 121°55′44″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

San Jose, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 237 kg (523 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → San Jose (SJC).

Distance:
2173
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2173

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