The cheapest times to fly from SLC to FAI are

  • January 15th to January 28th
  • April 2nd to April 29th
  • June 4th to June 17th
  • July 2nd to July 22nd

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 SLC to FAI is mid August. Prices can be as high as $1227 for Sunday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $392 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Fairbanks

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Fairbanks, AK (FAI) will usually cost between $415 to $631 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 $424. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $636. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $212 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $494 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to FAI flight.

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

SLC to FAI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to FAI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 $65 (12%) 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 $463. Return trip prices are from the FAI to SLC 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 SLC 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 4 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Ravn Alaska, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fairbanks International Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2179 miles or 3507 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to FAI flight is about 4 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Salt Lake City, UT and Fairbanks, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from SLC to FAI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSLC
Origination airport nameSalt Lake City International Airport
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeFAI
Destination airport nameFairbanks International Airport
CityFairbanks, AK
Countrythe United States


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