The cheapest times to fly from FAI to SCC are

  • May 21st to July 22nd
  • November 5th to April 29th (except the weeks of November 19th, December 17th, December 24th, and January 1st)

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 SCC is mid July. Prices can be as high as $823 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $648 for Monday flights around mid July.


When to Fly to Prudhoe Bay

Flying from Fairbanks, AK (FAI) to Deadhorse, AK (SCC) will usually cost between $648 to $822 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid July with an average ticket price of $697. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $724. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $27 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $658 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FAI to SCC flight.

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

FAI to SCC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FAI to SCC 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 $1.1, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SCC, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into FAI. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Prudhoe Bay, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Fairbanks. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $157 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $651. Return trip prices are from the SCC 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 SCC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 39 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from FAI to SCC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Barter Island Airport (BTI) in Barter Island, AK

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from SCC
  • Usually 1.52% less expensive than SCC
  • Nonstop flights available

See FAI to BTI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Ravn Alaska, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 372 miles or 599 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FAI to SCC flight is about 1 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Fairbanks, AK and Deadhorse, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from FAI to SCC.


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 SCC
Destination airport name Deadhorse Airport
City Deadhorse, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 70.2
Longitude -148.5


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from FAI to SCC tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 4% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 78% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SCC heading for FAI about 7 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Deadhorse, AK is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Alaska: 7 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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