Distance from San Francisco to Fairbanks

Distance is 3437 kilometers or 2135 miles or 1856 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map – Shortest path between San Francisco and Fairbanks

Map – Shortest path between San Francisco and Fairbanks
  • Location for San Francisco
  • Location for Fairbanks

The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from San Francisco

Latitude: 37° 47' North
Longitude: 122° 25' West
Initial heading:339.3°North-northwestNorth-northwest
Final heading:318.8°NorthwestNorthwest

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Heading from Fairbanks

Latitude: 64° 50' North
Longitude: 147° 43' West
Initial heading:138.8°SoutheastSoutheast
Final heading:159.3°South-southeastSouth-southeast

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
San Francisco (USA - California)Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:01:00 PM
Fairbanks (USA - Alaska)Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:01:00 PM

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