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Average Price:
$516
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$381
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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $381 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Fairbanks was found 88 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 14% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Fairbanks Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Fairbanks take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 51m, covering a distance of 2146 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Delta ($365), Multiple Airlines ($365) and Alaska Airlines ($380).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Fairbanks?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Fairbanks?
For San Francisco to Fairbanks, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Fairbanks back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Fairbanks (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$365
only
$365
Destination
Fairbanks
$365
only
$365
Mon, Feb 5
SFO
FAI
7h 20m
Tue, Feb 6
FAI
SFO
7h 50m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15283 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
CUN
MSP
Good 6.0

Flight was fine.

My one complaint is the bathroom layout of the A320. Two tiny closet bathrooms in the back for all of coach and a much larger one much larger one first class (which is like 5 rows with a mesh curtain for separation). The coach bathrooms are so small a normal person can barely get in and turn around to close the door. I question whether a larger person would be able to actually use them. I also saw the flight attendant actively turn away coach passengers trying to use the first class bathroom when it was open (not standing in the aisle or anything annoying like that). That's ridiculous to have 2 tiny bathrooms for all of coach and also to make people walk all the way to the back of the plane when you are seated much closer to the first class bathroom.

MSP
CUN
Good 6.0

Flight was fine. They were especially generous with the snacks.

My one complaint is the bathroom layout of the A320. Two tiny closet bathrooms in the back for all of coach and a much larger one much larger one first class (which is like 5 rows with a mesh curtain for separation). The coach bathrooms are so small a normal person can barely get in and turn around to close the door. I question whether a larger person would be able to actually use them. I also saw the flight attendant actively turn away coach passengers trying to use the first class bathroom when it was open (not standing in the aisle or anything annoying like that). That's ridiculous to have 2 tiny bathrooms for all of coach and also to make people walk all the way to the back of the plane when you are seated much closer to the first class bathroom.

CVG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Boarding was fine. And service was good.

TV controls didn’t work. So I couldn’t watch anything for the 4+ hour flight.

ATL
CTG
Mediocre 2.0

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Delayed, for close to 6 hours and missed our connection

IAD
ATL
Excellent 8.0

My flight was canceled but Delta rebooked me on a flight leaving at about the same time as my original flight, which arrived just a little later than originally anticipated

My original flight was canceled

Mon, Feb 12
SFO
FAI
7h 20m
Tue, Feb 20
FAI
SFO
12h 52m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 15
SFO
FAI
29h 34m
Sun, Feb 18
FAI
SFO
29h 17m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16432 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SAT
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Overall I liked all of it the food was nothing amazing but it's an airline I appreciate anything if I forgot to order anything from their fantastic shop inside the San Antonio airport.

Nothing I liked it all very much thank you everyone I really felt so comfortable and I appreciate all of your service :) :) I hope you all have a good day today be warm and try to feel good even when times want you to feel bad. Take care all of you thank you so much.

SEA
ONT
Excellent 10.0

Accommodated my disabled mother through the whole flying process. Thank you

LAX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

I’m starting to think that Alaska Airlines is the last remaining U.S. airline whose business policy seems to be authentically rooted in genuine good will to all people, customers, non-customers and colleagues. Or maybe it’s really always been in a class by itself. It translates to excellence throughout their organization, and, well, it most certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you for another wonderful experience, Alaska Airlines!

PDX
OGG
Excellent 9.0

Delta has better movie selection and that’s not good .

SEA
ORD
Okay 5.6

No free food was offered. Movies were not free.

Thu, Feb 8
SFO
FAI
9h 20m
Wed, Feb 14
FAI
SFO
7h 50m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15283 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LIM
ATL
Excellent 8.0

The crew, food, plane, everything was excellent

LGA
FLL
Excellent 8.0

When the passenger in front reclines their seat it was in my face The legroom wasn’t terrible but I had a hard time even reading since it was so close

IAD
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Seeing as I’m still waiting for my flight, more than five hours later I am not inclined to rank it highly. This airport is an embarrassment and I will try my best to never fly Delta again. Weather is no excuse for this.

SCL
ATL
Good 7.0

Customs officials are incredibly un-helpful and slow. I almost missed the next flight because of how slow was that part. I hope Delta can speak up for the passengers, because we cannot express that to these rude people.

ATL
CTG
Mediocre 2.0

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Delayed, for close to 6 hours and missed our connection

Tue, Feb 13
SFO
FAI
7h 20m
Tue, Feb 20
FAI
SFO
12h 52m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 5
SFO
FAI
11h 09m
Thu, Mar 15
FAI
SFO
12h 56m
Trip: 10 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16432 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SLC
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Nothing outrageous or out of the ordinary happened.

SAT
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Overall I liked all of it the food was nothing amazing but it's an airline I appreciate anything if I forgot to order anything from their fantastic shop inside the San Antonio airport.

Nothing I liked it all very much thank you everyone I really felt so comfortable and I appreciate all of your service :) :) I hope you all have a good day today be warm and try to feel good even when times want you to feel bad. Take care all of you thank you so much.

KOA
OAK
Okay 5.3

Book the flight with Kayak never let us pick the seat and I’m not be able to sit with my husband! That the worse next time I’ll just book directly to the Airline website.

LAX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

I’m starting to think that Alaska Airlines is the last remaining U.S. airline whose business policy seems to be authentically rooted in genuine good will to all people, customers, non-customers and colleagues. Or maybe it’s really always been in a class by itself. It translates to excellence throughout their organization, and, well, it most certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you for another wonderful experience, Alaska Airlines!

ORD
PDX
Good 7.6

Very friendly flight crew

Flight was delayed. In flight entertainment on tablets is less than convenient.

Fri, Feb 9
SFO
FAI
9h 20m
Fri, Feb 16
FAI
SFO
8h 27m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15283 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
CUN
MSP
Good 6.0

Flight was fine.

My one complaint is the bathroom layout of the A320. Two tiny closet bathrooms in the back for all of coach and a much larger one much larger one first class (which is like 5 rows with a mesh curtain for separation). The coach bathrooms are so small a normal person can barely get in and turn around to close the door. I question whether a larger person would be able to actually use them. I also saw the flight attendant actively turn away coach passengers trying to use the first class bathroom when it was open (not standing in the aisle or anything annoying like that). That's ridiculous to have 2 tiny bathrooms for all of coach and also to make people walk all the way to the back of the plane when you are seated much closer to the first class bathroom.

IAD
ATL
Excellent 8.0

My flight was canceled but Delta rebooked me on a flight leaving at about the same time as my original flight, which arrived just a little later than originally anticipated

My original flight was canceled

ATL
HOU
Excellent 10.0

Nice flight and good staff and service

IAD
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Seeing as I’m still waiting for my flight, more than five hours later I am not inclined to rank it highly. This airport is an embarrassment and I will try my best to never fly Delta again. Weather is no excuse for this.

BWI
ATL
Okay 5.0

The crew was very nice and attentative.

The amount of delays causing us to miss our connection and be stuck in another city for a night before getting to our destination the next day(hopefully).

Thu, Mar 8
SFO
FAI
12h 57m
Thu, Mar 15
FAI
SFO
7h 20m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 3
SFO
FAI
22h 34m
Tue, Mar 13
FAI
SFO
16h 19m
Trip: 10 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16432 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SFO
SEA
Mediocre 2.0

So bad customer service

SAT
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Overall I liked all of it the food was nothing amazing but it's an airline I appreciate anything if I forgot to order anything from their fantastic shop inside the San Antonio airport.

Nothing I liked it all very much thank you everyone I really felt so comfortable and I appreciate all of your service :) :) I hope you all have a good day today be warm and try to feel good even when times want you to feel bad. Take care all of you thank you so much.

ORD
PDX
Good 7.6

Very friendly flight crew

Flight was delayed. In flight entertainment on tablets is less than convenient.

DEN
SEA
Okay 4.0

I had only 40 minutes to get to my connecting flight. Then the plane was 15 minutes late. They wouldn't switch me to a seat that was open closer to front of plane and my bag was lost w important things in it that I need for this evenings show. I'm a full time musician.

SAN
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Nothing

Sun, Feb 11
SFO
FAI
7h 20m
Thu, Feb 15
FAI
SFO
7h 46m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15283 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
CVG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Boarding was fine. And service was good.

TV controls didn’t work. So I couldn’t watch anything for the 4+ hour flight.

LGA
FLL
Excellent 8.0

When the passenger in front reclines their seat it was in my face The legroom wasn’t terrible but I had a hard time even reading since it was so close

IAD
ATL
Excellent 8.0

My flight was canceled but Delta rebooked me on a flight leaving at about the same time as my original flight, which arrived just a little later than originally anticipated

My original flight was canceled

ATL
CTG
Mediocre 2.0

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Delayed, for close to 6 hours and missed our connection

ATL
HOU
Excellent 10.0

Nice flight and good staff and service

Sun, Mar 11
SFO
FAI
6h 58m
Thu, Mar 22
FAI
SFO
16h 46m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 5
SFO
FAI
22h 34m
Tue, Mar 13
FAI
SFO
16h 19m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16432 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SAN
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Nothing

ORD
PDX
Good 7.6

Very friendly flight crew

Flight was delayed. In flight entertainment on tablets is less than convenient.

LAX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

I’m starting to think that Alaska Airlines is the last remaining U.S. airline whose business policy seems to be authentically rooted in genuine good will to all people, customers, non-customers and colleagues. Or maybe it’s really always been in a class by itself. It translates to excellence throughout their organization, and, well, it most certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you for another wonderful experience, Alaska Airlines!

SEA
DCA
Excellent 9.3

Comfy seats, attentive staff, smooth flight, outbound flight was very early

Would be nice to see more ethnic diversity in staff and crew

SEA
ORD
Okay 5.6

No free food was offered. Movies were not free.

Thu, Feb 22
SFO
FAI
9h 24m
Tue, Feb 27
FAI
SFO
7h 46m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15283 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
IAD
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Seeing as I’m still waiting for my flight, more than five hours later I am not inclined to rank it highly. This airport is an embarrassment and I will try my best to never fly Delta again. Weather is no excuse for this.

BWI
ATL
Okay 5.0

The crew was very nice and attentative.

The amount of delays causing us to miss our connection and be stuck in another city for a night before getting to our destination the next day(hopefully).

MSP
CUN
Good 6.0

Flight was fine. They were especially generous with the snacks.

My one complaint is the bathroom layout of the A320. Two tiny closet bathrooms in the back for all of coach and a much larger one much larger one first class (which is like 5 rows with a mesh curtain for separation). The coach bathrooms are so small a normal person can barely get in and turn around to close the door. I question whether a larger person would be able to actually use them. I also saw the flight attendant actively turn away coach passengers trying to use the first class bathroom when it was open (not standing in the aisle or anything annoying like that). That's ridiculous to have 2 tiny bathrooms for all of coach and also to make people walk all the way to the back of the plane when you are seated much closer to the first class bathroom.

CVG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Boarding was fine. And service was good.

TV controls didn’t work. So I couldn’t watch anything for the 4+ hour flight.

IAD
ATL
Excellent 8.0

My flight was canceled but Delta rebooked me on a flight leaving at about the same time as my original flight, which arrived just a little later than originally anticipated

My original flight was canceled

Mon, Mar 12
SFO
FAI
6h 51m
Wed, Mar 21
FAI
SFO
7h 20m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 8
SFO
FAI
17h 59m
Tue, Mar 13
FAI
SFO
16h 19m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16432 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
DCA
Excellent 9.3

Comfy seats, attentive staff, smooth flight, outbound flight was very early

Would be nice to see more ethnic diversity in staff and crew

SLC
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Nothing outrageous or out of the ordinary happened.

LAX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

I’m starting to think that Alaska Airlines is the last remaining U.S. airline whose business policy seems to be authentically rooted in genuine good will to all people, customers, non-customers and colleagues. Or maybe it’s really always been in a class by itself. It translates to excellence throughout their organization, and, well, it most certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you for another wonderful experience, Alaska Airlines!

SEA
ORD
Okay 5.6

No free food was offered. Movies were not free.

SAT
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Overall I liked all of it the food was nothing amazing but it's an airline I appreciate anything if I forgot to order anything from their fantastic shop inside the San Antonio airport.

Nothing I liked it all very much thank you everyone I really felt so comfortable and I appreciate all of your service :) :) I hope you all have a good day today be warm and try to feel good even when times want you to feel bad. Take care all of you thank you so much.

Fri, Feb 23
SFO
FAI
9h 24m
Sun, Feb 25
FAI
SFO
7h 46m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15283 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LIM
ATL
Excellent 8.0

The crew, food, plane, everything was excellent

DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Very grateful they moved me to an earlier flight when mine was delayed due to weather. Impressed with entertainment options.

CVG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Boarding was fine. And service was good.

TV controls didn’t work. So I couldn’t watch anything for the 4+ hour flight.

MSP
CUN
Good 6.0

Flight was fine. They were especially generous with the snacks.

My one complaint is the bathroom layout of the A320. Two tiny closet bathrooms in the back for all of coach and a much larger one much larger one first class (which is like 5 rows with a mesh curtain for separation). The coach bathrooms are so small a normal person can barely get in and turn around to close the door. I question whether a larger person would be able to actually use them. I also saw the flight attendant actively turn away coach passengers trying to use the first class bathroom when it was open (not standing in the aisle or anything annoying like that). That's ridiculous to have 2 tiny bathrooms for all of coach and also to make people walk all the way to the back of the plane when you are seated much closer to the first class bathroom.

IAD
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Seeing as I’m still waiting for my flight, more than five hours later I am not inclined to rank it highly. This airport is an embarrassment and I will try my best to never fly Delta again. Weather is no excuse for this.

Sun, Mar 11
SFO
FAI
6h 58m
Mon, Mar 19
FAI
SFO
16h 19m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 9
SFO
FAI
29h 34m
Wed, Mar 14
FAI
SFO
7h 31m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16432 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
KOA
OAK
Okay 5.3

Book the flight with Kayak never let us pick the seat and I’m not be able to sit with my husband! That the worse next time I’ll just book directly to the Airline website.

SEA
ONT
Excellent 10.0

Accommodated my disabled mother through the whole flying process. Thank you

SLC
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Nothing outrageous or out of the ordinary happened.

LAX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

I’m starting to think that Alaska Airlines is the last remaining U.S. airline whose business policy seems to be authentically rooted in genuine good will to all people, customers, non-customers and colleagues. Or maybe it’s really always been in a class by itself. It translates to excellence throughout their organization, and, well, it most certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you for another wonderful experience, Alaska Airlines!

SEA
ORD
Okay 5.6

No free food was offered. Movies were not free.

Fri, Mar 2
SFO
FAI
7h 13m
Sun, Mar 4
FAI
SFO
7h 20m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15283 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
IAD
ATL
Excellent 8.0

My flight was canceled but Delta rebooked me on a flight leaving at about the same time as my original flight, which arrived just a little later than originally anticipated

My original flight was canceled

BWI
ATL
Okay 5.0

The crew was very nice and attentative.

The amount of delays causing us to miss our connection and be stuck in another city for a night before getting to our destination the next day(hopefully).

LIM
ATL
Excellent 8.0

The crew, food, plane, everything was excellent

ATL
HOU
Excellent 10.0

Nice flight and good staff and service

CUN
MSP
Good 6.0

Flight was fine.

My one complaint is the bathroom layout of the A320. Two tiny closet bathrooms in the back for all of coach and a much larger one much larger one first class (which is like 5 rows with a mesh curtain for separation). The coach bathrooms are so small a normal person can barely get in and turn around to close the door. I question whether a larger person would be able to actually use them. I also saw the flight attendant actively turn away coach passengers trying to use the first class bathroom when it was open (not standing in the aisle or anything annoying like that). That's ridiculous to have 2 tiny bathrooms for all of coach and also to make people walk all the way to the back of the plane when you are seated much closer to the first class bathroom.

Mon, Mar 12
SFO
FAI
6h 58m
Mon, Mar 19
FAI
SFO
12h 47m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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Flights Arrive in Fairbanks
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $365
Distance 2146 miles
Airlines Delta, Alaska Airlines
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