The cheapest times to fly from CHS to KOA are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • July 30th to November 18th

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 CHS to KOA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1646 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $619 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Charleston, SC (CHS) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $662 to $1092 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $675. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1215. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $540 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $830 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHS to KOA flight.

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

CHS to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHS to KOA flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Charleston. 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 fly to KOA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into CHS. 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 $126 (13%) 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 $808. Return trip prices are from the KOA to CHS 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 CHS to KOA 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 CHS to KOA while comparing.

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

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 1.14% less expensive than KOA
  • 1-layover flights available

See CHS to OGG flights


Flight Hacking CHS to KOA

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 CHS to KOA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Diego, CA (CHS > SAN > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $811
  • Average savings: $19 (2.29%)

See CHS to SAN flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (CHS > SJC > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $814
  • Average savings: $16 (1.93%)

See CHS to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CHS to KOA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Charleston AFB/International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4698 miles or 7561 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CHS to KOA?

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

How many flights go between Charleston, SC and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from CHS to KOA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCHS
Origination airport nameCharleston AFB/International Airport
CityCharleston, SC
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeKOA
Destination airport nameEllison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
CityKona, HI
Countrythe United States


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