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Fares from $161 One Way, $319 Round Trip from Detroit to Fairbanks

Prices starting at $319 for return flights and $161 for one-way flights to Fairbanks were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks

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Detroit Metro Airport

The Orbitz.com website makes it easy to find cheap flights from Detroit to any destination. The Detroit Metro Airport is located at 9000 Middlebelt Road, approximately 21 miles from downtown Detroit. Twelve airlines service the airport, including Delta Airlines, Frontier, Air Tran and American Airlines. When you use Orbitz.com to book your flight, the website searches flights from all available airlines so you can choose a flight with cheap tickets.

Parking and Transportation

The Detroit Metro Airport offers long-term parking for $10 per day. It also runs complimentary shuttle services from the parking lots to the airport terminals. If you're traveling for more than four days, it's cheaper to take a cab to the airport. Cab fare from downtown Detroit costs $44.50. If you need access to a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, you can reserve a rental car using the Orbitz.com website. This way, you can get from the airport to your hotel without relying on public transportation.

Dining at the Airport

There are a variety of restaurants located at the airport including Chili's, Diego's Mexican Cantina, Detroit 500 and Fuddruckers. When you book your flight using Orbitz.com, you have plenty of time to grab a quick meal before your flight, because your travel arrangements are made before you arrive at the airport. The Orbitz.com website does more than find cheap flights from Detroit; it has all the tools you need to plan your entire trip.

Fairbanks, AK Airport Information

Orbitz.com makes it easy to find cheap flights to Fairbanks by comparing rates so you can choose the best options. Fairbanks International Airport is the major air service provider for Fairbanks and its surrounding communities. It is located at 6450 Airport Way and is about three miles from downtown Fairbanks. Airlines provide domestic and international flights to and from the airport, including Alaska, Bettles Air, Delta, Frontier, Wright Air, Warbelow's Air Ventures, and several more. Orbitz.com works with these airlines to bring you the best rates available.

Transportation From the Airport

Ground transportation is provided by rental cars, shuttles, public transportation, and taxis. Taxi rates range between $15 and $20 to downtown; taxis are available outside the main terminal. The Metropolitan Area Commuter System is a public bus that transports passengers to downtown Fairbanks for $1.50, but the bus takes longer than a taxi. Car rental prices vary by company and vehicle, but Orbitz.com allows you to prearrange your rental when you book your airline tickets.

Fairbanks Weather Information

Winter weather in Alaska is typically very cold, with high temperatures averaging around 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer high temperatures are quite pleasant, and are usually in the low 70s. In most months, Fairbanks receives less than an inch of precipitation, but in June and July it receives about two inches each month.

Fairbanks Activity Information

Fairbanks is host to many attractions and activities, including the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Running Reindeer Ranch, Aurora Ice Museum, El Dorado Gold Mine, and several more. When searching for cheap flights to Fairbanks on Orbitz.com, you will be presented with several low-cost attractions and activities to enjoy while in Fairbanks.

Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Detroit to Fairbanks?

While you can't fly nonstop from Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to Fairbanks, AK (FAI-Fairbanks Intl.), there are a number of carriers that service this route with just one stop. Why not check if Delta Air Lines or Alaska Airlines have flights that fit with your travel plans? If they don't, try Virgin Atlantic.

What is the shortest flight from Detroit to Fairbanks?

The quickest flight time from Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to Fairbanks, AK (FAI-Fairbanks Intl.) is around 7 hours and 24 minutes. Grab a refreshment from the drink cart, work on your travel itinerary or make friends with your seat mate — you'll have plenty of time on this medium-haul trip.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Fairbanks?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Fairbanks have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Fairbanks with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Fairbanks without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

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