The cheapest times to fly from SAN to MKK are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 13th 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 SAN to MKK is late October. Prices can be as high as $1413 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $483 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Ho’olehua

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Hoolehua, HI (MKK) will usually cost between $525 to $860 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $523. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $921. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $398 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 SAN to MKK flight.

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

SAN to MKK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to MKK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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 $615. Return trip prices are from the MKK to SAN 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 SAN to MKK 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 SAN to MKK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport (KOA) in Kona, HI

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from MKK
  • Usually 36.94% less expensive than MKK
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAN to KOA flights

Destination alternative #2: Kahului Airport (OGG) in Kahului, HI

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from MKK
  • Usually 23.25% less expensive than MKK
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAN to OGG flights

Destination alternative #3: Daniel K Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, HI

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MKK
  • Usually 21.97% less expensive than MKK
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAN to HNL flights


Flight Hacking SAN to MKK

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 SAN to MKK — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $601
  • Average savings: $27 (4.3%)

See SAN to HNL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $607
  • Average savings: $21 (3.34%)

See SAN to KOA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAN to MKK? 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 Molokai Airport to San Diego International Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from SAN to MKK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAN
Origination airport name San Diego International Airport
City San Diego, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -117.2

Return Airport

Destination code MKK
Destination airport name Molokai Airport
City Hoolehua, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 21.2
Longitude -157.1


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