The cheapest times to fly from SFO to HNL are
- January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
- April 23rd to May 6th
- 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 SFO to HNL is late October. Prices can be as high as $1074 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $378 for Tuesday flights around late October.
When to Fly to Honolulu
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Honolulu, HI (HNL) will usually cost between $380 to $668 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 $401. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $783. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $382 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $466 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to HNL flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to HNL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to HNL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. 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 $101 (18%) 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 $449. Return trip prices are from the HNL to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SFO to HNL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 18 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO to HNL? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Mokulele Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Daniel K Inouye International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2396 miles or 3856 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to HNL?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to HNL flight is about 5 hour 18 minutes.
How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Honolulu, HI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from SFO to HNL.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Daniel K Inouye International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SFO to HNL tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 44% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 7% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave HNL heading for SFO about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Honolulu, HI is about 7 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- United: 18 minutes late
- Alaska: 5 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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