The cheapest times to fly from HNL to RAP are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • 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 RAP is early November. Prices can be as high as $1364 for Saturday flights during mid June, or as low as $691 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Rapid City

Flying from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Rapid City, SD (RAP) will usually cost between $735 to $1124 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $733. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $1115. 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 $827 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HNL to RAP flight.

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

HNL to RAP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HNL to RAP 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 $0.15, 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 $168 (17%) 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 $804. Return trip prices are from the RAP 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 RAP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 15 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking HNL to RAP

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 RAP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (HNL > SLC > RAP)

  • Price for both tickets: $803
  • Average savings: $24 (2.9%)

See HNL to SLC flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (HNL > LAX > RAP)

  • Price for both tickets: $805
  • Average savings: $23 (2.72%)

See HNL to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (HNL > SJC > RAP)

  • Price for both tickets: $806
  • Average savings: $21 (2.54%)

See HNL to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from HNL to RAP? 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 Rapid City Regional Airport to Daniel K Inouye International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3478 miles or 5597 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNL to RAP flight is about 7 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Honolulu, HI and Rapid City, SD?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from HNL to RAP.


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 RAP
Destination airport name Rapid City Regional Airport
City Rapid City, SD
Country the United States
Latitude 44
Longitude -103.1


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