The cheapest times to fly from HEL to KOA are

  • January 1st to May 20th (except the weeks of February 12th, February 19th, April 2nd, and April 9th)
  • October 22nd to December 9th (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 HEL to KOA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2925 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1303 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Helsinki (HEL) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $1331 to $2009 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1348. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2813. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1465 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1462 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HEL to KOA flight.

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

HEL to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HEL to KOA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Helsinki. 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 depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Kailua-Kona, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Helsinki. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $448 (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 $1522. Return trip prices are from the KOA to HEL 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 HEL 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 13 hour 25 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 HEL to KOA while comparing.

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

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 1.78% less expensive than KOA
  • 1-layover flights available

See HEL to OGG flights


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

Hack #1: Oslo (HEL > OSL > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $955
  • Average savings: $507 (34.68%)

See HEL to ARN flights

Hack #2: Stockholm (HEL > ARN > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1000
  • Average savings: $462 (31.6%)

See HEL to OSL flights

Hack #3: Zurich (HEL > ZRH > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1014
  • Average savings: $448 (30.64%)

See HEL to ZRH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Hawaiian, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Helsinki Vantaa Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6904 miles or 11111 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HEL to KOA flight is about 13 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Helsinki and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from HEL to KOA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeHEL
Origination airport nameHelsinki Vantaa Airport

Return Airport

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


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