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The cheapest times to fly from KOA to SFO are

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 25th

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 SFO is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1014 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $355 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.

 

When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Kona, HI (KOA) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $370 to $727 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $390. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $754. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $364 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $553 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KOA to SFO flight.

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

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KOA to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KOA to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Kailua-Kona. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $114 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $501. Return trip prices are from the SFO to KOA 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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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from KOA 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 14 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 KOA 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 23.15% less expensive than SFO
  • Nonstop flights available

See KOA to SJC flights

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

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 15.37% less expensive than SFO
  • Nonstop flights available

See KOA to OAK flights

Destination alternative #3: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 8.59% less expensive than SFO
  • Nonstop flights available

See KOA to SMF flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Mokulele Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2366 miles or 3808 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KOA to SFO flight is about 5 hour 14 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 96 available flights from KOA to SFO.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeKOA
Origination airport nameEllison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
CityKona, HI
Countrythe United States
Latitude19.7
Longitude-156

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 KOA to SFO tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 43% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for KOA about 8 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: 5 minutes late
  • Alaska: 29 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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