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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Fairbanks, AK (FAI)

Flight distance from Houston to Fairbanks (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Fairbanks International Airport) is 3303 miles / 5316 kilometers / 2870 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 6 hours 45 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Fairbanks (FAI) is 4131 miles / 6649 kilometers and travel time by car is about 73 hours 41 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Houston to Fairbanks.

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Fairbanks International Airport (FAI).

How far is Fairbanks from Houston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 3303.121 miles
  • 5315.858 kilometers
  • 2870.334 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
  • 3299.251 miles
  • 5309.630 kilometers
  • 2866.971 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 Houston William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″W

B 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

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Houston and Fairbanks is 3 hours. Fairbanks is 3 hours behind Houston.

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CST

Fairbanks, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 371 kg (817 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Fairbanks (FAI).

Distance:
3303
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
3303

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