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There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to Fairbanks by plane, shuttle, bus, car ferry, train or car

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Fly Vancouver to Fairbanks  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Fairbanks (FAI) YVR - FAI

$182 - $892

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Shuttle to Seattle, fly to Fairbanks  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Fairbanks (FAI) SEA - FAI

$181 - $663

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Fly Vancouver to Dawson City, bus  •  22 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Dawson City (YDA) YVR - YDA
  2. Take the bus from Dawson City to Fairbanks

$404 - $1,019

Bus, car ferry  •  4 days 6 h

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

$752 - $3,116

Train, car ferry  •  4 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  3. Take the train from Whittier to Anchorage
  4. Take the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks

$712 - $3,161

Drive  •  46 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Fairbanks 2094.8 miles

$270 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Fairbanks is to shuttle and fly which costs $230 - $900 and takes 11 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Fairbanks is to fly which costs $230 - $1,200 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Fairbanks is 2255 km. The road distance is 3351.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Fairbanks without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 4 days 6 h and costs $950 - $4,100.

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It takes approximately 9 h 50 min to get from Vancouver to Fairbanks, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Fairbanks Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Fairbanks is 1 h behind Vancouver. It is currently 3:38 PM in Vancouver and 2:38 PM in Fairbanks.

Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Fairbanks is 3352 km. It takes approximately 46 h 39 min to drive from Vancouver to Fairbanks.

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

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There are 44+ hotels available in Fairbanks. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Fairbanks.
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  • Distance: 1409.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 50 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Fairbanks, AK, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and four other airlines fly from Vancouver to Fairbanks hourly.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Fairbanks via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Air North
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Vancouver to Dawson City via Whitehorse
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$12 - $16
Business Seat
$28
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Whittier to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$30 - $95
Goldstar Service
$150 - $180
Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks
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
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Alaska/Yukon Trails
Website
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Dawson City to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Book at
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Book at
alaskashuttle.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
Ave. Duration
3 days 13 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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