The cheapest times to fly from HNL to DCA are

  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)
  • December 24th to February 25th (except the week of January 1st)

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 DCA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1610 for Saturday flights during mid June, or as low as $483 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $554 to $1211 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 $561. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $1157. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $596 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $825 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HNL to DCA flight.

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

HNL to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HNL to DCA 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 $208 (21%) 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 $745. Return trip prices are from the DCA 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 DCA 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 41 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 DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 15.76% less expensive than DCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See HNL to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 1.64% less expensive than DCA
  • Nonstop flights available

See HNL to IAD flights


Flight Hacking HNL to DCA

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 DCA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $763
  • Average savings: $63 (7.58%)

See HNL to LAX flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (HNL > SEA > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $794
  • Average savings: $31 (3.76%)

See HNL to SEA flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (HNL > JFK > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $818
  • Average savings: $8 (0.91%)

See HNL to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Daniel K Inouye International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4831 miles or 7775 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNL to DCA flight is about 9 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Honolulu, HI and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from HNL to DCA.


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 DCA
Destination airport name Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77


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