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The cheapest times to fly from HNL to SFO are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 12th and November 26th)

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 SFO is early November. Prices can be as high as $913 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $378 for Tuesday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $380 to $650 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 $402. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $665. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $263 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $483 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HNL to SFO flight.

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

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HNL to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HNL to SFO 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 $0.13, 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 $101 (18%) 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 $459. Return trip prices are from the SFO to HNL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from HNL to SFO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 18 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 SFO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 12.22% less expensive than SFO
  • Nonstop flights available

See HNL to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 8.39% less expensive than SFO
  • Nonstop flights available

See HNL to OAK flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Mokulele Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2396 miles or 3856 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNL to SFO flight is about 5 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Honolulu, HI and San Francisco, CA?

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

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeHNL
Origination airport nameDaniel K Inouye International Airport
CityHonolulu, HI
Countrythe United States
Latitude21.3
Longitude-157.9

Return Airport

Destination codeSFO
Destination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude37.6
Longitude-122.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from HNL to SFO tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for HNL about 7 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Francisco, CA is about 3 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • United: 7 minutes late
  • Alaska: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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