The cheapest times to fly from BUF to HNL are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 13th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

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 BUF to HNL is early September. Prices can be as high as $1525 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $601 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Honolulu

Flying from Buffalo, NY (BUF) to Honolulu, HI (HNL) will usually cost between $612 to $1161 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $629. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1122. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $492 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $805 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUF to HNL flight.

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

BUF to HNL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUF to HNL flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Buffalo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $178 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $768. Return trip prices are from the HNL to BUF 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 BUF to HNL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 26 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 BUF to HNL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kahului Airport (OGG) in Kahului, HI

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from HNL
  • Usually 2.73% less expensive than HNL
  • 1-layover flights available

See BUF to OGG flights


Flight Hacking BUF to HNL

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 BUF to HNL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (BUF > LAX > HNL)

  • Price for both tickets: $753
  • Average savings: $52 (6.46%)

See BUF to LAX flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (BUF > BOS > HNL)

  • Price for both tickets: $768
  • Average savings: $37 (4.6%)

See BUF to BOS flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (BUF > SJC > HNL)

  • Price for both tickets: $779
  • Average savings: $26 (3.23%)

See BUF to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BUF to HNL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Daniel K Inouye International Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4693 miles or 7553 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BUF to HNL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUF to HNL flight is about 9 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Buffalo, NY and Honolulu, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from BUF to HNL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BUF
Origination airport name Buffalo Niagara International Airport
City Buffalo, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -78.7

Return Airport

Destination code HNL
Destination airport name Daniel K Inouye International Airport
City Honolulu, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 21.3
Longitude -157.9


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