The average price of a 7-day trip to Honolulu is $2,306 for a solo traveler, $4,142 for a couple, and $7,764 for a family of 4. Honolulu hotels range from $100 to $459 per night with an average of $206, while most vacation rentals will cost $220 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Daniel K Inouye International Airport (HNL) are between $1,035 and $1,723 per person for economy flights and $3,248 to $5,407 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $89 to $157 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Honolulu, HI, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to HNL and stay in a Honolulu hotel:

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Honolulu is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Honolulu Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Honolulu for a week is $1,918-$3,650($274-$521 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $89 to $157 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $575 to $1,447 for economy

Lodging: $120 to $160 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $150 to $184 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Honolulu for a week is $4,036-$6,748($577-$964 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $178 to $314 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,150 to $2,894 for economy

Lodging: $120 to $160 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $150 to $184 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Honolulu for a week is $6,142-$12,104($877-$1,729 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $356 to $628 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,300 to $5,788 for economy

Lodging: $240 to $320 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $225 to $258 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Honolulu

How cheap can you make a vacation to Honolulu? The cheapest trip to Honolulu is about $137 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $89.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Honolulu for a week is $961-$2,579($137-$368 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $76 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $575 to $1,447 for economy

Lodging: $89 to $100 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Honolulu for a week is $1,802-$4,558($257-$651 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $152 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,150 to $2,894 for economy

Lodging: $89 to $100 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Honolulu for a week is $3,556-$9,116($508-$1,302 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $304 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,300 to $5,788 for economy

Lodging: $178 to $200 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $96 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Honolulu cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Honolulu Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Honolulu.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Honolulu for a week is $4,187-$18,293($598-$2,613 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $178 to $283 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,219 to $4,312 for first class

Lodging: $287 to $459 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Honolulu for a week is $6,652-$24,586($950-$3,512 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $356 to $566 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,438 to $8,624 for first class

Lodging: $287 to $459 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Honolulu for a week is $13,304-$41,972($1,901-$5,996 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $712 to $1,132 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,876 to $17,248 for first class

Lodging: $574 to $918 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,600 to $2,800 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Honolulu Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Honolulu is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Honolulu due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Honolulu Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Honolulu hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Honolulu.

 

Flight Costs to Honolulu

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,723 average in late December to a low of $1,035 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $988. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Honolulu our data includes 777 originating airports, and 171 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Honolulu from an airport like Eindhoven (EIN) in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) for an average $12,085 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Molokai (MKK) in Hoolehua, HI (the United States) at an average of just $114.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Honolulu, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $688, so you can easily save about 66% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Honolulu can easily cost $570 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $38 per person. Private tours can cost $1135 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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