The cheapest times to fly from DEN to FAI are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • June 11th to August 19th (except the weeks of July 23rd and July 30th)
  • September 17th to November 18th

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 DEN to FAI is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $775 for Sunday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $375 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Fairbanks

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Fairbanks, AK (FAI) will usually cost between $383 to $659 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $398. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $620. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $222 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $437 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to FAI flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DEN to FAI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DEN to FAI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to FAI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $67 (13%) 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 $434. Return trip prices are from the FAI to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to FAI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 21 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN to FAI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Ravn Alaska, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fairbanks International Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2424 miles or 3901 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DEN to FAI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to FAI flight is about 5 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Fairbanks, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 100 available flights from DEN to FAI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

Destination code FAI
Destination airport name Fairbanks International Airport
City Fairbanks, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 64.8
Longitude -147.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to FAI tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 67% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 0% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave FAI heading for DEN about 25 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fairbanks, AK is about 19 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • United: 25 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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