The cheapest times to fly from MKK to SAN are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 9th to May 27th (except the week of April 16th)
  • October 8th 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 MKK to SAN is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1092 for Saturday flights during early July, or as low as $470 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Hoolehua, HI (MKK) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $490 to $860 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $478. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $805. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $327 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $649 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MKK to SAN flight.

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

MKK to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MKK to SAN flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Ho’olehua. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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 $123 (17%) 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 $617. Return trip prices are from the SAN to MKK 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 MKK to SAN 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 36 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 MKK to SAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 11.71% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MKK to LGB flights

Destination alternative #2: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 11.71% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MKK to LAX flights


Flight Hacking MKK to SAN

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 MKK to SAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Honolulu, HI (MKK > HNL > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $604
  • Average savings: $45 (6.93%)

See MKK to HNL flights

Hack #2: Kona, HI (MKK > KOA > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $633
  • Average savings: $16 (2.47%)

See MKK to KOA flights

Hack #3: Kahului, HI (MKK > OGG > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $644
  • Average savings: $5 (0.77%)

See MKK to OGG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MKK to SAN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Molokai Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2567 miles or 4131 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MKK to SAN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MKK to SAN flight is about 5 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Hoolehua, HI and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from MKK to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMKK
Origination airport nameMolokai Airport
CityHoolehua, HI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSAN
Destination airport nameSan Diego International Airport
CitySan Diego, CA
Countrythe United States


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