The cheapest times to fly from SHI to ITO are

  • August 27th to October 21st (except the week of September 3rd)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SHI to ITO is late September. Prices can be as high as $4333 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $2265 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Hilo

Flying from Shimojishima (SHI) to Hilo, HI (ITO) will usually cost between $2311 to $3573 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $2344. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $3707. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1363 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2541 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHI to ITO flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SHI to ITO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SHI to ITO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHI to ITO flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shimojishima. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Hilo, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Shimojishima. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $351 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2562. Return trip prices are from the ITO to SHI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SHI to ITO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from SHI to ITO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport (KOA) in Kona, HI

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from ITO
  • Usually 8.23% less expensive than ITO
  • 1-layover flights available

See SHI to KOA flights


Flight Hacking SHI to ITO

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SHI to ITO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Tokyo (SHI > NRT > ITO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1291
  • Average savings: $1250 (49.19%)

See SHI to HKG flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (SHI > HKG > ITO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1480
  • Average savings: $1062 (41.77%)

See SHI to NRT flights

Hack #3: Osaka (SHI > KIX > ITO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1520
  • Average savings: $1022 (40.2%)

See SHI to KIX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SHI to ITO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Hawaiian, JAL, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hilo International Airport to Shimojishima Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5041 miles or 8113 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SHI to ITO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHI to ITO flight is about 10 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Shimojishima and Hilo, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from SHI to ITO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSHI
Origination airport nameShimojishima Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeITO
Destination airport nameHilo International Airport
CityHilo, HI
Countrythe United States


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