The cheapest times to fly from FAI to FSD are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • March 19th to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • October 15th to November 18th
  • early December

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 FAI to FSD is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1400 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $445 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Sioux Falls

Flying from Fairbanks, AK (FAI) to Sioux Falls, SD (FSD) will usually cost between $475 to $1039 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $475. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1172. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $697 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $693 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FAI to FSD flight.

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

FAI to FSD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FAI to FSD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Fairbanks. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $153 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $620. Return trip prices are from the FSD to FAI 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 FAI to FSD 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 Hacking FAI to FSD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from FAI to FSD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (FAI > SEA > FSD)

  • Price for both tickets: $652
  • Average savings: $41 (5.92%)

See FAI to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FAI to FSD? 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 Joe Foss Field Airport to Fairbanks International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2430 miles or 3911 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Fairbanks, AK and Sioux Falls, SD?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from FAI to FSD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code FSD
Destination airport name Joe Foss Field Airport
City Sioux Falls, SD
Country the United States
Latitude 43.6
Longitude -96.7


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