The cheapest times to fly from DEN to KOA are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 DEN to KOA is late September. Prices can be as high as $1399 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $545 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $558 to $883 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 $582. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $983. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $400 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $704 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to KOA flight.

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

DEN to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to KOA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 DEN. 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 $116 (15%) 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 $666. Return trip prices are from the KOA to DEN 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 DEN to KOA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 58 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DEN to KOA while comparing.

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

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 5.82% less expensive than KOA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to OGG flights


Flight Hacking DEN 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 DEN to KOA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Jose, CA (DEN > SJC > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $635
  • Average savings: $69 (9.8%)

See DEN to SJC flights

Hack #2: San Diego, CA (DEN > SAN > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $647
  • Average savings: $57 (8.1%)

See DEN to SAN flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (DEN > LAX > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $682
  • Average savings: $22 (3.13%)

See DEN to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN 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 Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3325 miles or 5351 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to KOA flight is about 6 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 117 available flights from DEN to KOA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

Destination code KOA
Destination airport name Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
City Kona, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -156


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to KOA tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 42% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave KOA heading for DEN about 36 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Kona, HI is about 26 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • United: 36 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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