The average price of a 7-day trip to Oahu is $2,162 for a solo traveler, $3,883 for a couple, and $7,279 for a family of 4. Oahu hotels range from $68 to $309 per night with an average of $120, while most vacation rentals will cost $240 to $440 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 $49 to $118 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 Oahu, HI, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to HNL and stay in a Oahu 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 Oahu is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Oahu Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Oahu for a week is $1,434-$3,236($205-$462 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $49 to $118 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $575 to $1,516 for economy

Lodging: $86 to $114 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $122 to $149 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Oahu for a week is $3,272-$5,992($467-$856 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $98 to $236 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,150 to $3,032 for economy

Lodging: $86 to $114 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $122 to $149 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Oahu for a week is $4,704-$10,736($672-$1,534 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $196 to $472 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,300 to $6,064 for economy

Lodging: $172 to $228 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $195 to $224 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Oahu

How cheap can you make a vacation to Oahu? The cheapest trip to Oahu is about $155 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $120 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 $55.

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 Oahu for a week is $1,087-$2,713($155-$388 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $51 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $575 to $1,516 for economy

Lodging: $55 to $68 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $120 to $140 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Oahu for a week is $1,844-$4,586($263-$655 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $102 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,150 to $3,032 for economy

Lodging: $55 to $68 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $120 to $140 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Oahu for a week is $3,688-$8,836($527-$1,262 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $204 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,300 to $6,064 for economy

Lodging: $110 to $136 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $192 to $224 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Oahu cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Oahu Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Oahu for a week is $2,955-$10,238($422-$1,463 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $98 to $260 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,351 to $3,138 for first class

Lodging: $153 to $309 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Oahu for a week is $4,992-$15,196($713-$2,171 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $196 to $520 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,702 to $6,276 for first class

Lodging: $153 to $309 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Oahu for a week is $9,984-$27,752($1,426-$3,965 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $392 to $1,040 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,404 to $12,552 for first class

Lodging: $306 to $618 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $660 to $1,320 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Oahu Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Oahu is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Oahu 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.

Oahu 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 Oahu 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 Oahu.

 

Flight Costs to Oahu

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 Oahu our data includes 777 originating airports, and 171 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Oahu 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 Oahu, 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 Oahu can easily cost $390 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $26 per person. Private tours can cost $770 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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