How to Reach Fairbanks - The Easiest Way to Reach Fairbanks


  • By Air: Fairbanks International Airport receives direct flights from Anchorage and Barrow and sometimes Vancouver and Seattle.
  • By Train: During summer, the famous Alaska Railroad plies between Fairbanks and Anchorage. Fares are between USD 160 – USD 210 for a one way ticket.
  • By Car: During summer, many like to take the leisurely drive up the George Parks Highway from Anchorage to Fairbanks. It’s a once in a lifetime sort of ride. Gas can be expensive.


  • By Car: It’s best to rent a car of your own to get around Fairbanks; there are plenty of car rental agencies all over.
  • By Taxi: There are number of taxi companies that ply throughout the city.
  • By Bus: Though the buses are sparse, there are multiple bus line, color coded, that provide a decent enough coverage of the city, provided you don’t mind spending some time while waiting at the bus stops.

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How to Reach Fairbanks from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
North pole to Fairbanks 56.8 km 56 mins
Delta junction to Fairbanks 222.17 km 3 hours 42 mins
Palmer to Fairbanks 301.42 km 5 hours 1 mins
Anchorage to Fairbanks 371.48 km 6 hours 11 mins
Seattle to Fairbanks 3092.89 km 51 hours 32 mins
Tacoma to Fairbanks 3093.42 km 51 hours 33 mins
Kirkland to Fairbanks 3102.35 km 51 hours 42 mins
Portland to Fairbanks 3129.34 km 52 hours 9 mins
Medford to Fairbanks 3230.3 km 53 hours 50 mins
San francisco to Fairbanks 3455.97 km 57 hours 35 mins