The cheapest times to fly from GNV to KOA are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 8th)

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 GNV to KOA is early September. Prices can be as high as $2147 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $699 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Gainesville, FL (GNV) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $757 to $1182 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 $783. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1412. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $629 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $926 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GNV to KOA flight.

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

GNV to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GNV to KOA flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Gainesville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 GNV. 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 $158 (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 $899. Return trip prices are from the KOA to GNV 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 GNV 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 16 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 GNV to KOA while comparing.

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

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 4.38% less expensive than KOA
  • 1-layover flights available

See GNV to OGG flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $789
  • Average savings: $137 (14.75%)

See GNV to SAN flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $860
  • Average savings: $66 (7.13%)

See GNV to SJC flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $875
  • Average savings: $51 (5.51%)

See GNV to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Gainesville Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4607 miles or 7414 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GNV to KOA flight is about 9 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Gainesville, FL and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from GNV to KOA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGNV
Origination airport nameGainesville Regional Airport
CityGainesville, FL
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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