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There are 4 ways to get from Fairbanks to Seattle by plane, bus, car ferry, train or car

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Fly  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Fairbanks (FAI) to Seattle (SEA) FAI - SEA

$136 - $608

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  4 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels to Anchorage, AK - Egan Center
  2. Take the bus from Anchorage, AK - Museum to Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska
  3. Take the car ferry from Whittier to Bellingham, WA
  4. Take the bus from Bellingham, Wa to Seattle, Wa

$759 - $3,122

Train, car ferry  •  4 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Fairbanks to Anchorage
  2. Take the train from Anchorage to Whittier
  3. Take the car ferry from Whittier to Bellingham, WA
  4. Take the train from Bellingham Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station

$735 - $3,204

Drive  •  47 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Fairbanks to Seattle 2164.7 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Fairbanks to Seattle is to fly which costs $130 - $650 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fairbanks to Seattle is to fly which costs $130 - $650 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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The distance between Fairbanks and Seattle is 1526 miles. The road distance is 2164.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fairbanks to Seattle without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 4 days 0 h and costs $750 - $3,200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Fairbanks to Seattle, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Fairbanks Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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Seattle is 1 h ahead of Fairbanks. It is currently 7:15 AM in Fairbanks and 8:15 AM in Seattle.

Yes, the driving distance between Fairbanks to Seattle is 2165 miles. It takes approximately 47 h 58 min to drive from Fairbanks to Seattle.

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Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Fairbanks Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 715+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fairbanks to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 1526.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

What companies run services between Fairbanks, AK, USA and Seattle, WA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and Ravn Alaska fly from Fairbanks to Seattle hourly.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fairbanks to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Fairbanks to Seattle via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fairbanks to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Train operators
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Fairbanks to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$120 - $190
Goldstar Service
$330 - $390
Train from Anchorage to Whittier
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$30 - $95
Goldstar Service
$150 - $180
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 Bellingham Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Alaska/Yukon Trails
Website
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels to Anchorage, AK - Egan Center
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Book at
alaskashuttle.com
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Anchorage, AK - Museum to Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Bellingham, Wa to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Whittier to Bellingham, WA
Ave. Duration
3 days 7 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$550 - $800
Vehicle
$1,900 - $2,800

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