The cheapest times to fly from MDW to KOA are
- January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
- August 6th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)
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 MDW to KOA is early September. Prices can be as high as $1752 for Saturday flights during mid March, or as low as $605 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Kailua-Kona
Flying from Chicago, IL (MDW) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $612 to $1324 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $641. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $1322. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $681 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $817 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDW to KOA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MDW to KOA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MDW to KOA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. 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 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 $223 (21%) 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 $782. Return trip prices are from the KOA to MDW 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 MDW to KOA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 34 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 MDW to KOA while comparing.
- 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
- Usually 10.35% less expensive than KOA
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking MDW to KOA
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 MDW to KOA — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $777
- Average savings: $40 (4.84%)
- Price for both tickets: $784
- Average savings: $33 (3.98%)
- Price for both tickets: $803
- Average savings: $14 (1.65%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MDW to KOA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 4215 miles or 6783 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MDW to KOA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDW to KOA flight is about 8 hour 34 minutes.
How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Kona, HI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from MDW to KOA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Chicago Midway International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport|
|Country||the United States|