The cheapest times to fly from KOA to BLI are

  • January 8th to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 23rd to June 3rd (except the week of April 30th)
  • August 6th 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 KOA to BLI is early November. Prices can be as high as $6525 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $567 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Bellingham

Flying from Kona, HI (KOA) to Bellingham, WA (BLI) will usually cost between $598 to $1088 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 $625. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1577. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $952 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $740 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KOA to BLI flight.

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

KOA to BLI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KOA to BLI flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Kailua-Kona. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is 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 $138 (16%) 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 $712. Return trip prices are from the BLI to KOA 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 KOA to BLI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 54 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 KOA to BLI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Seattle, WA

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from BLI
  • Usually 30.27% less expensive than BLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See KOA to SEA flights

Destination alternative #2: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Vancouver

  • 40 miles (64 km) away from BLI
  • Usually 24.86% less expensive than BLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See KOA to YVR flights

Destination alternative #3: Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Victoria

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from BLI
  • Usually 14.19% less expensive than BLI
  • 1-layover flights available

See KOA to YYJ flights


Flight Hacking KOA to BLI

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 KOA to BLI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (KOA > SEA > BLI)

  • Price for both tickets: $733
  • Average savings: $7 (0.95%)

See KOA to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from KOA to BLI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Mokulele Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bellingham International Airport to Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2732 miles or 4397 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from KOA to BLI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KOA to BLI flight is about 5 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Kona, HI and Bellingham, WA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from KOA to BLI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeKOA
Origination airport nameEllison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
CityKona, HI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBLI
Destination airport nameBellingham International Airport
CityBellingham, WA
Countrythe United States


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