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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Sacramento, CA

 PST

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:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2095

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