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Fairbanks, the second largest city in State of Alaska, was founded in 1901. A year later it shot to fame with the discovery of gold in the region. It has ever since flourished and has now become one of the most visited destinations in Alaska. Fly first class or business class in the lap of luxury to visit Gold Rush town in Alaska’s interior, the city with “The Golden Heart” which has been attracting millions of tourists to see the Northern Lights, Alaskan wilderness, natural landscapes and the migrating birds every year. Search for best airfare now. Plan a getaway to the Alaskan wonderland with cheap flights to Fairbanks at great travel deals from leading online travel agent like FlyOfinder and enjoy the very best that Alaska has to offer.

Flying to Fairbanks


Fairbanks International Airport

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High Season

June to August

Low Season

December to March

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Most Expensive Month to Fly


Best Time to Fly

June-August & April-May

Cheapest Day to fly


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Time Zone

Alaska Daylight Time (GMT -8)

Best Things to See and Do in Fairbanks

Fairbanks is a veritable feast to eyes as you arrive here with one way flights or roundtrip fares for awesome views of the kaleidoscope of color – The Northern Lights – which is the major highlight of the visit to this unique Alaskan destination. Tourists from worldwide make Fairbanks flights reservations to visit this one of the world’s best places to see this amazing natural phenomenon during the winters. If you are ready to brave the winter chill then Fairbanks is absolutely a must-visit place for you. Catch up the annual Ice Alaska Festival in February or March, which is yet another popular time attracting some of the world’s best ice sculptors to show off their talent. Want to get some warmth then soak in Chena Hot Spring for some respite from winter chill. The Fairbanks Ice Museum is also a great place to visit year-round. Get acquainted with the history of the region by visiting the University of Alaska Museum of the North, which provides insight on glaciers, Alaskan Geography, and showcases a recreation of the Northern Lights, and an extensive collection of native art. 

The Gold Dredge 8 is a great place to pan for gold. It’s a popular attraction offering informative tours regarding the gold rush at the start of the 20th century. The Fort Knox Gold Mine situated just north of Fairbanks provides insight into the importance of gold mining here. A visit to the 44-acre Pioneer Park prominently features the lifestyle of the early gold panners.

Fairbanks is a must-visit destination during the summer when you are offered a unique experience of driving under a midnight sun by renting a car. The Alaskan wilderness is also great to be explored through a rental car, taxi or bus. Bring your friends along to Anchorage with our exclusive discounts on group travel reservations. We have some amazing discounts for you even if you want to take last minute flights for your holiday. This destination is surely the best for all those who want to enjoy spectacular landscapes, adventure and outdoors.

Best Time to Visit Fairbanks

The months from July to August are the best times for visiting Fairbanks. This is also the peak travel time with largest tourist arrivals. The warmest weather with average temperatures hovering between 60 F and 80 F will delight you. Enjoy the most of your retired life with our senior citizen flight deals, especially when visiting during the shoulder seasons from May to June and August to September. You will also enjoy pleasant and cool weather as well as pocket good savings when flying in late spring and early fall. Most tourists love to visit during late fall and winter to see the spectacular Northern Lights.

Airlines to Fairbanks

Alaska Airlines: Top routes served by Alaska Airlines from Fairbanks include Anchorage (ANC), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), Denver (DEN) and Portland (PDX)
United Airlines: Top routes served by United Airlines from Fairbanks include Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD), Washington (IAD), Houston (IAH) and Boston (BOS)
Delta Airlines: Top routes served by Delta Airlines from Fairbanks include Atlanta (ATL), New York (JFK), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis (MSP) and Los Angeles (LAX)
American Airlines: Top routes served by American Airlines from Fairbanks include Dallas (DFW), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX) and Philadelphia (PHL)

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Fairbanks generally arrive at Fairbanks International Airport (FAI). This medium-sized airport in Alaska mainly serves the Fairbanks region with nonstop flights to 23 destinations within the United States.

Apart from Fairbanks International Airport, the closest major airport is Stevens Village Airport (SVS – 90 miles from Fairbanks). If you're looking for cheaper domestic flights to Fairbanks then you can choose to arrive at other nearby airports as well. These include Beaver Airport (WBQ – 108 miles from Fairbanks), Healy River Airport (HKB – 111 miles from Fairbanks) and Birch Creek Airport (KBC – 117 miles from Fairbanks).

Getting cheap tickets to Fairbanks is easier when it is booked at least 52 days in advance before proposed departure date. Booking at this time will help you to save up to 43% on average.

Most nonstop flights from Fairbanks are operated on Sundays and Thursdays every week.

Look forward to getting travel deals on some of the most popular routes from Fairbanks, including Anchorage, Homer, and Kodiak.

Best airfare at lowest prices from Fairbanks is available when booking during the month of August, with cheapest tickets starting at $169 on average. Flying during May will make your travel expensive.

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