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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Fairbanks by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fairbanks (FAI)

Fly from Chicago Midway

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Fairbanks (FAI)

Train to Milwaukee, fly

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Fairbanks (FAI)

Train to South Bend, fly

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Fairbanks (FAI)

Bus to Madison, fly

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison
  2. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Fairbanks (FAI)

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Fairbanks

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fairbanks (FAI) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Fairbanks (FAI) is around 12h 5m and covers a distance of around 2795 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 26m. The fastest flight normally takes 8h 13m. Services are operated by Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines. Typically 252 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
8h 38m
Layover time:
3h 26m
Total time:
12h 5m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
8h 13m
Flight distance:
2795 miles
Flights per week:
252
Cheapest price:
$147
Carbon emissions:
1480 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:15
Last flight departs at:
19:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fairbanks (FAI) flight schedules

Flights departing Saturday, September 25, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Fairbanks is to fly which costs $170 - $270 and takes 11h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Fairbanks is to fly. Taking this option will cost $180 - $700 and takes 10h 46m.

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The distance between Chicago and Fairbanks is 2805 miles. The road distance is 3539 miles.

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It takes approximately 11h 9m to get from Chicago to Fairbanks, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fairbanks Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 16m and has one stopover.

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Fairbanks is 3h behind Chicago. It is currently 2:10 AM in Chicago and 11:10 PM in Fairbanks.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Fairbanks is 3539 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 18h to drive from Chicago to Fairbanks.

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American Airlines, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fairbanks Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Fairbanks. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Fairbanks.
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  • Distance: 2804.6 miles
  • Duration: 11h 9m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Fairbanks, AK, USA?

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Fairbanks every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $420
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fairbanks via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $490
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fairbanks via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
14h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fairbanks via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fairbanks via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
15h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fairbanks via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
16h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Fairbanks via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $470
Flights from Milwaukee to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Fairbanks via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Fairbanks via Detroit, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Fairbanks via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from South Bend to Fairbanks via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from South Bend to Fairbanks via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Flights from South Bend to Fairbanks via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
15h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from South Bend to Fairbanks via Detroit, Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Flights from South Bend to Fairbanks via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
18h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from South Bend to Fairbanks via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
20h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Flights from South Bend to Fairbanks via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
20h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Madison to Fairbanks via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $430
Flights from Madison to Fairbanks via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
11h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $490
Flights from Madison to Fairbanks via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
13h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $480
Flights from Madison to Fairbanks via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $470
Flights from Madison to Fairbanks via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
16h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from South Bend to Fairbanks via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Madison to Fairbanks via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Flights from Milwaukee to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Fairbanks via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from South Bend to Fairbanks via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
15h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from South Bend to Fairbanks via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Seattle
Ave. Duration
17h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from South Bend to Fairbanks via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Madison to Fairbanks via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Chicago to Madison
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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