The cheapest times to fly from PHX to KOA are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • July 30th 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 PHX to KOA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1103 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $438 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $481 to $873 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $491. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $874. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $383 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $628 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to KOA flight.

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

PHX to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHX to KOA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 $83 (12%) 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 $603. Return trip prices are from the KOA to PHX 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 PHX to KOA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 7 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 PHX to KOA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kahului Airport (OGG) in Kahului, HI

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 21.51% less expensive than KOA
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to OGG flights


Flight Hacking PHX 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 PHX to KOA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Diego, CA (PHX > SAN > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $610
  • Average savings: $18 (2.87%)

See PHX to SAN flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (PHX > SJC > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $619
  • Average savings: $9 (1.43%)

See PHX to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Arkia, Austrian, Delta, Eurowings, Hawaiian, Laudamotion, LOT, Lufthansa, Pegasus, Ryanair, SAS, Southwest, SWISS, TAROM, United, Wideroe, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2856 miles or 4596 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to KOA flight is about 6 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 98 available flights from PHX to KOA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PHX
Origination airport name Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
City Phoenix, AZ
Country the United States
Latitude 33.4
Longitude -112

Return Airport

Destination code KOA
Destination airport name Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
City Kona, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -156


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PHX to KOA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 17% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave KOA heading for PHX about 4 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Kona, HI is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 4 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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