The cheapest times to fly from SHI to KOA are

  • August 27th to October 21st (except the week of September 10th)

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 SHI to KOA is late September. Prices can be as high as $4333 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $2081 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Shimojishima (SHI) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $2121 to $3527 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $2132. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $3683. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1551 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2332 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHI to KOA flight.

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

SHI to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHI to KOA flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shimojishima. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KOA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SHI. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Kailua-Kona, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Shimojishima. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $380 (14%) 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 $2395. Return trip prices are from the KOA to SHI 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 SHI 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 9 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Tokyo (SHI > NRT > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1182
  • Average savings: $1151 (49.34%)

See SHI to HKG flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (SHI > HKG > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1294
  • Average savings: $1038 (44.51%)

See SHI to NRT flights

Hack #3: Osaka (SHI > KIX > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1437
  • Average savings: $895 (38.38%)

See SHI to KIX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Hawaiian, JAL, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Shimojishima Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4980 miles or 8015 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHI to KOA flight is about 9 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Shimojishima and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SHI to KOA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSHI
Origination airport nameShimojishima Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeKOA
Destination airport nameEllison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
CityKona, HI
Countrythe United States


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