The cheapest times to fly from SEA to FAI are

  • January 15th to February 25th
  • March 26th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of August 27th)

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 SEA to FAI is late October. Prices can be as high as $791 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $222 for Monday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Fairbanks

Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Fairbanks, AK (FAI) will usually cost between $243 to $400 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $234. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $451. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $217 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $275 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to FAI flight.

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

SEA to FAI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SEA to FAI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Seattle. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FAI, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SEA. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Fairbanks, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Seattle. 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 Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $289. Return trip prices are from the FAI to SEA 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 SEA to FAI 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 SEA 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, Ravn Alaska, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fairbanks International Airport to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 119 available flights from SEA to FAI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SEA to FAI tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave FAI heading for SEA about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fairbanks, AK is about 6 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 4 minutes late
  • Alaska: 1 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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