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San Francisco to Honolulu flight information

Avg. flight duration 5h 20m
Flights arrive in Honolulu
Flights depart from San Francisco
Flight price £353
Distance 2,396 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Sun Country Air

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
June
Most popular time to fly
16%
expected price increase
Average price:
£389
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£381
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Honolulu

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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-2 days

Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £380 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Honolulu was found, on average, 37 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 21% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Honolulu Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu take?
The average direct flight takes 5h 30m, covering a distance of 2396 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Honolulu?
There are 301 (direct) flights between San Francisco and Honolulu per week, averaging 41 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Honolulu?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on American Airlines (£353), Hawaiian Airlines (£409) and Sun Country Air (£410).
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Honolulu?
Air New Zealand (6 times daily), United Airlines (6 times daily), Alaska Airlines (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to Honolulu?
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Honolulu, also known as Honolulu Airport.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Honolulu (return)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£353
only
£353
Destination
Honolulu
£353
only
£353
Tue, 15 Oct
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
11h 39m
Wed, 23 Oct
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
£353
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 38,322 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
DTW
CLT
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Great crew and service

DTW
DCA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Being bumped to first class.

PHL
ATL
Good 7.3

Pros: The crew that was on board was pleasant. I always like flying American.

Cons: There was no flight attendants so the flight was delayed for an hour.

ORD
OMA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was outstanding.

Cons: I had to check my carry on.

MCO
PHL
Good 7.2

Pros: The crew was extremely friendly

Cons: Boarding time. It took forever

Sat, 7 Sep
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Tue, 24 Sep
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
£409
Trip: 18 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 115 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
SFO
HNL
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: When I checked in i asked the agent to help me board early since I was carrying a fragile musical instrument. She said check back later. I had no seat assigned and was told I would be seated after all families were taken care of. I waited and waited and finally when everyone was boarded, I checked one last time because I was the only person left in the waiting area and the gate agent totally forgot about me. So she assigned me to a seat that had a wall in front of it and no storage space in the seat in front of me. I was livid. Thankfully I didn’t have to check the instrument but the hassle was a nightmare I really wanted to avoid.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food

Cons: Nothing

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: Airbus seats were comfy. Air hostesses were nice, but I didn't get anything because I was sleeping the whole flight.

Cons: Did not like the girl at the check in counter. No smiles at all, not a good representation of aloha Hawaiian spirit. She looked like she hates her job. She couldn't assign me a seat right there and she told me she'll call me up to boarding counter. She also promised to get me an aisle seat on my next flight but she gave me window instead.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: The service was great.

Cons: Plane needs to be updated. Lean back all the way. More snack options.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Loved the meal

Cons: Nothing

Sat, 6 Jul
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Wed, 10 Jul
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 15m
£410
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,646 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
MSP
TPA
Mediocre 3.5

Pros: Once finally on board and leaving the terminal, it was a smooth flight with a friendly crew.

Cons: We got on and off the plane 3 times. Did not have a clear picture of what was going on. Started to board a second time and got told to get off as that flight was going to Phoenix. We're rushed to stay by the new gate, only to he told it would he another 50 minutes until he crew arrived.

LAX
MSP
Good 7.3

Pros: Tickets are cheap but you have to pay for your carry on

Cons: Would like to have had tv in seats,

TPA
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was a pretty full flight but the ride was comfortable, flight crew friendly, and the ride pretty steady all the way to Dallas.

STL
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Delay. Second time I’ve had this.

MSP
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Well considering I lost my wallet on the way to the airport and was unable to check in. I would have to say I didnt like it

Fri, 24 May
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
23h 40m
Thu, 30 May
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
16h 35m
£453
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,646 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
DFW
LAS
Excellent 8.8

Pros: The crew was absolutely wonderful And seat was the most comfortable ever

SEA
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: A flight

HUX
MSP
OK 5.2

Pros: Crew was awesome. Our flight was delayed 6 hours but they were so kind about it and we got vouchers.

Cons: My glasses were stolen from my bag. I assume the airport staff before they were put on plane.

MSP
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Well considering I lost my wallet on the way to the airport and was unable to check in. I would have to say I didnt like it

MSP
MZT
OK 4.0

Cons: Leave on time

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