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Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Santa Maria (Fairbanks International Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 2361 miles / 3800 kilometers / 2052 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 58 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 3303 miles / 5316 kilometers and travel time by car is about 61 hours 22 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Santa Maria.

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

How far is Santa Maria from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2361.379 miles
  • 3800.271 kilometers
  • 2051.982 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
  • 2359.301 miles
  • 3796.927 kilometers
  • 2050.177 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 Santa Maria Public Airport
City: Santa Maria, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMX
ICAO Code: KSMX
Coordinates: 34°53′56″N, 120°27′25″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Fairbanks, AK

 AKST

Santa Maria, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 259 kg (571 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
2361
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2361

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