The cheapest times to fly from ANC to FAI are
- January 8th to March 11th
- April 2nd to April 22nd
- July 16th to December 9th (except the weeks of July 23rd, November 19th, and November 26th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ANC to FAI is early October. Prices can be as high as $173 for Wednesday flights during late December, or as low as $143 for Tuesday flights around early October.
When to Fly to Fairbanks
Flying from Anchorage, AK (ANC) to Fairbanks, AK (FAI) will usually cost between $143 to $156 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $143. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $156. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $13 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $150 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ANC to FAI flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ANC to FAI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ANC to FAI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Anchorage. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.36, which is a bit above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1 (1%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $149. Return trip prices are from the FAI to ANC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from ANC to FAI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 27 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ANC to FAI? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, Ravn Alaska, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Fairbanks International Airport to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 260 miles or 418 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ANC to FAI?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ANC to FAI flight is about 1 hour 27 minutes.
How many flights go between Anchorage, AK and Fairbanks, AK?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 43 available flights from ANC to FAI.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Fairbanks International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ANC to FAI tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 8% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 71% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave FAI heading for ANC about 6 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fairbanks, AK is about 5 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Alaska: 6 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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