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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Fairbanks.

This page contains five sections:

Around Fairbanks ...

Fairbanks is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is North Pole. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the southeast of Fairbanks and has a population of 2,200 people.<1>

For comparison, Fairbanks has a population of 32,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Nenana   [Map]   376   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Badger   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chena   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
College   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ester   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fox   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harding Lake   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Moose Creek   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Salcha   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Two Rivers   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairbanks ...

Looking for more information about Fairbanks? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fairbanks, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Fairbanks.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Fairbanks.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Fairbanks. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Airports Near Fairbanks ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Fairbanks.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Metro Fld.   [Map]   MTF   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   WSW   4 miles [6.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Fairbanks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fairbanks. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   WSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   SSW   262 miles [421.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Metro Fld.   [Map]   MTF   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Nenana Muni.(ICAO: PANN)   [Map]   ENN   WSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Minto Airport(IATA:MNT)   [Map]   51Z   WNW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Clear Airport(ICAO: PACL)   [Map]   Z84   SW   55 miles [88.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nenana Muni.   (ICAO: PANN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Clear Airport   (ICAO: PACL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fairbanks: www.co.fairbanks.ak.us/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fairbanks.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Fairbanks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fairbanks) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairbanks. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairbanks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairbanks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8370, Longitude: -147.7265     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Fairbanks), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fairbanks.



 
 
 

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