The cheapest times to fly from FAI to SEA are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • March 19th to April 22nd
  • July 9th to July 22nd
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 27th, September 3rd, and September 17th)

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 SEA is mid August. Prices can be as high as $729 for Thursday flights during early March, or as low as $222 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Seattle

Flying from Fairbanks, AK (FAI) to Seattle, WA (SEA) will usually cost between $252 to $443 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $258. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $529. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $271 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $276 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FAI to SEA flight.

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

FAI to SEA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FAI to SEA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Fairbanks. 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 fly to SEA, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into FAI. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Seattle, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Fairbanks. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $16 (5%) 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 $296. Return trip prices are from the SEA 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 SEA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 44 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FAI to SEA? 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 Seattle/Tacoma International Airport to Fairbanks International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1529 miles or 2461 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FAI to SEA flight is about 3 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Fairbanks, AK and Seattle, WA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 97 available flights from FAI to SEA.


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 SEA
Destination airport name Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
City Seattle, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -122.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from FAI to SEA tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 11% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 60% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SEA heading for FAI about 4 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Seattle, WA is about 10 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 2 minutes early
  • Alaska: 4 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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