The cheapest times to fly from HNL to CMI are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

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 CMI is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1779 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $711 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Champaign

Flying from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Champaign/Urbana, IL (CMI) will usually cost between $766 to $1183 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 $766. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1149. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $383 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 HNL to CMI flight.

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

HNL to CMI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HNL to CMI 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 $0.12, 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 $254 (24%) 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 $809. Return trip prices are from the CMI 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 CMI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 35 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 CMI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from CMI
  • Usually 20.07% less expensive than CMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See HNL to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from CMI
  • Usually 12.48% less expensive than CMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See HNL to STL flights

Destination alternative #3: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, IN

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from CMI
  • Usually 8.50% less expensive than CMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See HNL to IND flights

Destination alternative #4: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from CMI
  • Usually 3.56% less expensive than CMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See HNL to MDW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from HNL to CMI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from University of Illinois/Willard Airport to Daniel K Inouye International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4227 miles or 6803 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNL to CMI flight is about 8 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Honolulu, HI and Champaign/Urbana, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from HNL to CMI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeHNL
Origination airport nameDaniel K Inouye International Airport
CityHonolulu, HI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCMI
Destination airport nameUniversity of Illinois/Willard Airport
CityChampaign/Urbana, IL
Countrythe United States


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