The cheapest times to fly from HNL to ITO are

  • January 1st to April 8th (except the weeks of March 12th and March 26th)
  • April 23rd to July 29th (except the week of May 7th)

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 ITO is mid February. Prices can be as high as $303 for Sunday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $108 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Hilo

Flying from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Hilo, HI (ITO) will usually cost between $118 to $174 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $121. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $212. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $91 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $164 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HNL to ITO flight.

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

HNL to ITO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HNL to ITO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Honolulu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.47, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $5 (3%) 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 $156. Return trip prices are from the ITO 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 ITO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 22 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from HNL to ITO while comparing.

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

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from ITO
  • Usually 27.22% less expensive than ITO
  • Nonstop flights available

See HNL to OGG flights

Destination alternative #2: Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport (KOA) in Kona, HI

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from ITO
  • Usually 26.91% less expensive than ITO
  • Nonstop flights available

See HNL to KOA flights

Destination alternative #3: Kapalua Airport (JHM) in Kapalua, HI

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ITO
  • Usually 12.54% less expensive than ITO
  • Nonstop flights available

See HNL to JHM flights

Destination alternative #4: Lanai Airport (LNY) in Lanai, HI

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from ITO
  • Usually 12.54% less expensive than ITO
  • Nonstop flights available

See HNL to LNY flights

Destination alternative #5: Hana Airport (HNM) in Hana, HI

  • 97 miles (156 km) away from ITO
  • Usually 10.09% less expensive than ITO
  • 1-layover flights available

See HNL to HNM flights

Destination alternative #6: Waimea-Kohala Airport (MUE) in Kamuela, HI

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from ITO
  • Usually 8.87% less expensive than ITO
  • 1-layover flights available

See HNL to MUE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Hawaiian, Philippine Airlines, Southwest, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hilo International Airport to Daniel K Inouye International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 216 miles or 348 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNL to ITO flight is about 1 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Honolulu, HI and Hilo, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 28 available flights from HNL to ITO.


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 ITO
Destination airport name Hilo International Airport
City Hilo, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -155


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from HNL to ITO tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 16% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ITO heading for HNL about at the time listed on your ticket. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Hilo, HI is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

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