The cheapest times to fly from HNL to CAE are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 25th

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 HNL to CAE is early September. Prices can be as high as $1627 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $667 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Columbia

Flying from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Columbia, SC (CAE) will usually cost between $685 to $1260 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 $718. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1119. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $401 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $845 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HNL to CAE flight.

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

HNL to CAE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HNL to CAE flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Honolulu. 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 $274 (26%) 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 $793. Return trip prices are from the CAE to HNL 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 HNL to CAE 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 24 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 HNL to CAE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charleston AFB/International Airport (CHS) in Charleston, SC

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 2.84% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See HNL to CHS flights

Destination alternative #2: Hilton Head Airport (HHH) in Hilton Head, SC

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 2.78% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See HNL to HHH flights


Flight Hacking HNL to CAE

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 HNL to CAE — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $806
  • Average savings: $39 (4.62%)

See HNL to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (HNL > SJC > CAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $840
  • Average savings: $5 (0.53%)

See HNL to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from HNL to CAE? 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 Columbia Metropolitan Airport to Daniel K Inouye International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4677 miles or 7527 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNL to CAE flight is about 9 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Honolulu, HI and Columbia, SC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 82 available flights from HNL to CAE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code CAE
Destination airport name Columbia Metropolitan Airport
City Columbia, SC
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -81.1


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