The cheapest times to fly from RST to HNL are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 23rd to June 3rd (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 13th to December 9th (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 RST to HNL is early September. Prices can be as high as $1588 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $589 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Honolulu

Flying from Rochester, MN (RST) to Honolulu, HI (HNL) will usually cost between $610 to $1127 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 $629. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1179. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $551 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $762 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RST to HNL flight.

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

RST to HNL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RST to HNL flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Rochester. 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 $320 (29%) 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 $724. Return trip prices are from the HNL to RST 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 RST to HNL 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 11 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RST to HNL

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 RST to HNL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Jose, CA (RST > SJC > HNL)

  • Price for both tickets: $754
  • Average savings: $9 (1.12%)

See RST to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RST to HNL? 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 Daniel K Inouye International Airport to Rochester International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4000 miles or 6437 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RST to HNL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RST to HNL flight is about 8 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Rochester, MN and Honolulu, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 84 available flights from RST to HNL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRST
Origination airport nameRochester International Airport
CityRochester, MN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeHNL
Destination airport nameDaniel K Inouye International Airport
CityHonolulu, HI
Countrythe United States


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