The cheapest times to fly from LAX to KOA are
- January 15th to February 4th
- April 23rd to June 10th (except the weeks of May 7th and May 21st)
- July 9th to July 22nd
- August 6th to November 18th
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 LAX to KOA is late October. Prices can be as high as $1071 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $388 for Tuesday flights around late October.
When to Fly to Kailua-Kona
Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $389 to $688 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $405. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $769. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $365 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $470 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to KOA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to KOA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAX to KOA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KOA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. 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 $98 (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 $449. Return trip prices are from the KOA to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from LAX to KOA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 29 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 LAX to KOA while comparing.
- 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
- Usually 1.60% less expensive than KOA
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAX to KOA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Mokulele Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2501 miles or 4025 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAX to KOA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to KOA flight is about 5 hour 29 minutes.
How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Kona, HI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 89 available flights from LAX to KOA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from LAX to KOA tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 19% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave KOA heading for LAX about 7 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Kona, HI is about 5 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 2 minutes late
- American: 21 minutes late
- United: 1 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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