The cheapest times to fly from PSP to FAI are

  • October 8th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd and November 26th)
  • December 24th to March 11th (except the weeks of January 1st and February 26th)

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 PSP to FAI is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $970 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $347 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Fairbanks

Flying from Palm Springs, CA (PSP) to Fairbanks, AK (FAI) will usually cost between $347 to $739 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 $352. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $707. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $355 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $497 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PSP to FAI flight.

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

PSP to FAI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PSP to FAI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Palm Springs. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 $115 (19%) 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 $456. Return trip prices are from the FAI to PSP 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 PSP 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 30 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PSP 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, Emirates, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fairbanks International Airport to Palm Springs International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2509 miles or 4038 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PSP to FAI flight is about 5 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Palm Springs, CA and Fairbanks, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from PSP to FAI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PSP
Origination airport name Palm Springs International Airport
City Palm Springs, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.8
Longitude -116.5

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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