# Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Sacramento, CA (SMF)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Sacramento (Fairbanks International Airport – Sacramento International Airport) is 2095 miles / 3371 kilometers / 1820 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 27 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Sacramento (SMF) is 2992 miles / 4815 kilometers and travel time by car is about 55 hours 44 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Sacramento.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

## How far is Sacramento from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2094.581 miles
• 3370.901 kilometers
• 1820.141 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
• 2092.032 miles
• 3366.799 kilometers
• 1817.926 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 Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 228 kg (503 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Sacramento (SMF).

Distance:
2095
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2095

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