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The cheapest times to fly from RAP to KOA are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)

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 RAP to KOA is early September. Prices can be as high as $1672 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $715 for Wednesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Rapid City, SD (RAP) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $754 to $1110 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 $764. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1190. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $426 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $845 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAP to KOA flight.

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

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RAP to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAP to KOA flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Rapid City. 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 $119 (12%) 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 $845. Return trip prices are from the KOA to RAP 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 RAP 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 7 hour 12 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 RAP to KOA while comparing.

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

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 3.85% less expensive than KOA
  • 1-layover flights available

See RAP to OGG flights

 

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

Hack #1: San Jose, CA (RAP > SJC > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $798
  • Average savings: $47 (5.51%)

See RAP to SJC flights

Hack #2: San Diego, CA (RAP > SAN > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $823
  • Average savings: $22 (2.61%)

See RAP to SAN flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Rapid City Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3458 miles or 5565 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAP to KOA flight is about 7 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Rapid City, SD and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from RAP to KOA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code RAP
Origination airport name Rapid City Regional Airport
City Rapid City, SD
Country the United States
Latitude 44
Longitude -103.1

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

 

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