The cheapest times to fly from GAL to FAI are

  • July 23rd to May 6th

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 GAL to FAI is early October. Prices can be as high as $360 for Tuesday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $340 for Saturday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Fairbanks

Flying from Galena, AK (GAL) to Fairbanks, AK (FAI) will usually cost between $340 to $360 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 $340. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $360. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $20 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $350 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GAL to FAI flight.

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

GAL to FAI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GAL to FAI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Galena. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.81, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Fairbanks, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Galena. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1 (0%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $349. Return trip prices are from the FAI to GAL 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 GAL 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 28 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Fairbanks International Airport to Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 267 miles or 430 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GAL to FAI flight is about 1 hour 28 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from GAL to FAI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GAL
Origination airport name Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport
City Galena, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 64.7
Longitude -156.9

Return Airport

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


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