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

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Recommended option

Fly Vancouver to Fairbanks  •  10h 37m

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

$177 - $908

Cheapest option

Train to Seattle, fly to Fairbanks  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Fairbanks (FAI) SEA - FAI

$172 - $691

4 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Dawson City, bus  •  22h 32m

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

$403 - $1,069

Bus, car ferry  •  4 days 6h

  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 8h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
  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  •  46h 39m

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Fairbanks 2094.9 miles

$270 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Fairbanks is to train and fly which costs $220 - $950 and takes 11h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Fairbanks is to fly which costs $230 - $1,200 and takes 10h 37m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Fairbanks is 2251 km. The road distance is 3351.9 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 6h and costs $950 - $4,100.

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It takes approximately 10h 37m 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 6h and has one stopover.

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

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

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There are 42+ hotels available in Fairbanks. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25m and costs $3 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Fairbanks.
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  • Distance: 1407.2 miles
  • Duration: 10h 37m

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

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

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Fairbanks via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Air North
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Vancouver to Dawson City via Whitehorse
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Fairbanks via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
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 Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
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
2h 30m
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
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$120 - $190
Goldstar Service
$330 - $390
Bus operators
Alaska/Yukon Trails
Website
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Dawson City to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
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
9h 40m
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
2h 5m
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
2h 15m
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 13h
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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