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

Flight distance from Houston to Fairbanks (Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – Fairbanks International Airport) is 3281 miles / 5280 kilometers / 2851 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 6 hours 42 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (IAH) to Fairbanks (FAI) is 4113 miles / 6620 kilometers and travel time by car is about 73 hours 20 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) 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)
  • 3280.650 miles
  • 5279.695 kilometers
  • 2850.807 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
  • 3276.709 miles
  • 5273.353 kilometers
  • 2847.383 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 George Bush Intercontinental Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″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 368 kg (811 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (IAH) → Fairbanks (FAI).

Distance:
3281
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
3281

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