# 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
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
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.

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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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