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December
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2%
expected price increase
Average price:
£490
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£356
or less (return)

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The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Honolulu was found, on average, 58 days before departure.
Book at least 6 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 16% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Honolulu Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu take?
An average non-stop flight takes 5h 40m, covering a distance of 2396 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Honolulu?
There are 394 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and Honolulu per week, averaging 56 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 Alaska Airlines (£293), Multiple Airlines (£301) and Virgin America (£301).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Honolulu?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Honolulu?
United (12 times daily), Air New Zealand (11 times daily), Copa Airlines (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from San Francisco to Honolulu?
For San Francisco to Honolulu, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Honolulu back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£293
only
£293
Destination
Honolulu
£293
only
£293
Mon, 26 Feb
SFO
HNL
6h 10m
Mon, 5 Mar
HNL
SFO
5h 05m
£293
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 15220 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
SJC
SEA
Good 6.0

Airplane was dirty upon boarding - food and miscellaneous remnants on the seats and floor, used trash bag in the seat back in front of me

MSY
SEA
Excellent 8.0

No crying babies and outlets at all seats.

I wish the seats reclined more or had more padding.

SEA
ANC
Excellent 10.0

Excellent Crew - I flew standby, so have great gate agents and flight attendants makes all the difference when you’re hoping for a seat. In flight they are professional and personable and keep you up to date on what you need to know! Plus, I’m always happy when my flights have USB ports so I’m fully charged when I deplane.

I always want more leg room or a little more room under the seat in front of me. But I didn’t upgrade for a roomier seat and there was more than enough overhead space, so truly can’t complain about it!

ORD
PDX
Excellent 8.6

Good customer service and comfortable plane

Sat for an hour before take off.

ZLO
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Not able to buy food. Even with a half full flight they ran out of food. Really lame

Thu, 30 Nov
SFO
HNL
5h 40m
Mon, 4 Dec
HNL
SFO
5h 12m
£301
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 3 Dec
SFO
HNL
5h 46m
Wed, 20 Dec
HNL
SFO
5h 12m
£301
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 70 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
OK 5.3

Announced my name

Delayed, fan wasn't cold enough, chair wasn't working properly.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.3

Captain kept us informed about weather and travel time.

Seats were uncomfortable for such a long flight.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Cramped. Was in the back so had to put my carry on in a farther compartment. Not a lot of 'good' meatless items.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

There was a really great selection of free movies and other entertainment. The flight crew were also really kind and helpful.

Being on an airplane is never great in general, but flying with a great crew on an airline that tries to make sure it's paying customers are comfortable and happy is.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Service was too notch in economy

Wed, 6 Dec
SFO
HNL
5h 45m
Mon, 11 Dec
HNL
SFO
9h 20m
£304
Trip: 6 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 81 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Really friendly attendants

SFO
HNL
Good 7.6

The tropical twist to the food served on board.

No in flight entertainment

SFO
HNL
Good 7.3

Food served is actually ok. Planes on time

I'm so sick and tired of being subjected to damn ads on Hawaiian Airlines flights. They literally use the claims form as an excuse to show a short video about how to fill it out and THEN give you two or three ads because they figure "what the hell we have your attention now and we're going to sell you something and increase our profits." I have had it with this type of capitalism that just milks people's patience. No thanks! And no more damn Hawaiian Airlines credit cards ads! For crying out loud.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Acomadations were ok food and drink service were consistant good entertainment and hospitality

The only thing that I didnt like was due to my own actions with scheduling and non transferable tickets the insurance didnt cover anything complete waste of money and I had to cancel my charter due to issues with my flight and didnt recieve much help trying to rectify the situation all in all I lost a lot of money

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Loved the meal

Nothing

Sun, 3 Dec
SFO
HNL
10h 17m
Mon, 11 Dec
HNL
SFO
9h 56m
£314
Trip: 9 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
SNA
Excellent 8.0

4 hour flight. Non-eventful except slight turbulence. Good to be home! Thank you!

NA

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Check in was easy through their app. Also very quick lines to drop off bags. Crew was very nice and respectful

Seat are a little bit too close together. But overall very comfortable

DTW
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was quick. Staff and crew were friendly. Everything went well despite the 30 min delay we had on the runway. They gave us snacks and we ended up still arriving on time.

JFK
JAX
Good 7.6

Delta never used to be my first choice in airlines, but of my recent experience with them has been excellent. The people from the counter to the plane have been professional and courteous. This is why I will fly with them more frequently.

LGA
CVG
Excellent 8.3

Plane was far too tight. Very uncomfortable for taller individuals.

Mon, 4 Dec
SFO
HNL
5h 56m
Wed, 20 Dec
HNL
SFO
5h 12m
£301
Trip: 17 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 70 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Good 6.3

Captain kept us informed about weather and travel time.

Seats were uncomfortable for such a long flight.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Love the wifi, self-selecting menu!

always out of the hawaiian drink!

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.8

The two employees working gate 54A on Christmas Day for flight #51 were incredibly rude to your customers during the boarding process. Their combination of condescending tone, barking at customers, shaming people who were accidentally lining up before their boarding group was called would have been unwelcome on any day, and was especially off-putting on a Christmas morning flight to Hawaii. Please train your employees in proper customer service etiquette. On the flight, you only provide drink service once (every other airline flying to Honolulu provides 2 drink services), and make customers order their own beverages. I went back to get a drink, before the "beverage service has been suspended/ended" announcement was made, and the flight attendant told me there were no more beverages available. That was totally fine with me. However, as I was turning to go back to my seat, he said "you had 5 hours to order a drink and you wait until now?" Rude, and completely uncalled for. I hope Alaska Airlines will take over employee training once the buyout is complete.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was on time

Overall, our experience was terrible. The crew people were rude and obnoxious. Before landing in Hawaii my grandfather stepped away to the restroom and when he returned he placed his hand in the seat in front of us to make his way to his seat and he cut his hand open because the seat was broken. The crew did very little to help us stop the bleeding and we're not the least concerned for his safety. I have yet to hear from the airline with a resolution.

Wed, 6 Dec
SFO
HNL
5h 45m
Thu, 21 Dec
HNL
SFO
5h 12m
£301
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 6 Dec
SFO
HNL
9h 35m
Wed, 20 Dec
HNL
SFO
9h 20m
£307
Trip: 15 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 81 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
SFO
HNL
OK 4.3

The free run punch and chips they serve right before landing.

Reserved seats and they were not honored. Instead we were stuck in the next to last row. Agents were unapologetic and did not care.

SFO
HNL
Good 7.6

The tropical twist to the food served on board.

No in flight entertainment

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

We didn't have assigned seats for some reason. At the gate, the agent placed is in extra comfort seats at no extra charge. Nice!

SFO
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Fun hawaiian theme to get you in the hawaiian spirit before landing

Tight seating. Especially when your next to an overweight person and there is no way to climb over them to get to the restroom and they are taking up part of your seat.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 8.6

Good price, food and drink free, cocktail prior to landing in Oahu, accommodate to have two seats together

Didn't know seat assignment ahead of time, in flight entertainment needed to be paid for

Wed, 6 Dec
SFO
HNL
10h 31m
Mon, 11 Dec
HNL
SFO
11h 55m
£314
Trip: 6 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
GUA
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing worst flight I've ever had.

Everything Delta was so poor quality!!! The flight attendants were not helpful.

JFK
JAX
Good 7.6

Delta never used to be my first choice in airlines, but of my recent experience with them has been excellent. The people from the counter to the plane have been professional and courteous. This is why I will fly with them more frequently.

CHA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

On time departure and arrival. The Airbus plane has enough legroom for tall persons.

ATL
BNA
Excellent 10.0

Compared to previous flight - this was so much better with upgrade to first class and extra space.

LGA
CVG
Excellent 8.3

Plane was far too tight. Very uncomfortable for taller individuals.

Tue, 5 Dec
SFO
HNL
5h 56m
Wed, 20 Dec
HNL
SFO
5h 12m
£301
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 70 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Flight was fine.

No where on my boarding pass or email confirmation did it say this flight was operated by Virgin. It says Alaskan Airlines. I waited in the wrong line for 30 mins and then was told to go to Virgin. It was stressful and I didn't have time to eat before a 5 hour flight.

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.8

The two employees working gate 54A on Christmas Day for flight #51 were incredibly rude to your customers during the boarding process. Their combination of condescending tone, barking at customers, shaming people who were accidentally lining up before their boarding group was called would have been unwelcome on any day, and was especially off-putting on a Christmas morning flight to Hawaii. Please train your employees in proper customer service etiquette. On the flight, you only provide drink service once (every other airline flying to Honolulu provides 2 drink services), and make customers order their own beverages. I went back to get a drink, before the "beverage service has been suspended/ended" announcement was made, and the flight attendant told me there were no more beverages available. That was totally fine with me. However, as I was turning to go back to my seat, he said "you had 5 hours to order a drink and you wait until now?" Rude, and completely uncalled for. I hope Alaska Airlines will take over employee training once the buyout is complete.

SFO
HNL
OK 5.3

Announced my name

Delayed, fan wasn't cold enough, chair wasn't working properly.

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was on time

Overall, our experience was terrible. The crew people were rude and obnoxious. Before landing in Hawaii my grandfather stepped away to the restroom and when he returned he placed his hand in the seat in front of us to make his way to his seat and he cut his hand open because the seat was broken. The crew did very little to help us stop the bleeding and we're not the least concerned for his safety. I have yet to hear from the airline with a resolution.

Sun, 10 Dec
SFO
HNL
5h 45m
Tue, 26 Dec
HNL
SFO
5h 06m
£301
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 7 Dec
SFO
HNL
9h 35m
Wed, 20 Dec
HNL
SFO
9h 05m
£307
Trip: 14 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 81 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
SFO
HNL
Excellent 8.6

Staff was very friendly

You had to pay for movies

SFO
HNL
OK 4.3

The free run punch and chips they serve right before landing.

Reserved seats and they were not honored. Instead we were stuck in the next to last row. Agents were unapologetic and did not care.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Acomadations were ok food and drink service were consistant good entertainment and hospitality

The only thing that I didnt like was due to my own actions with scheduling and non transferable tickets the insurance didnt cover anything complete waste of money and I had to cancel my charter due to issues with my flight and didnt recieve much help trying to rectify the situation all in all I lost a lot of money

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Loved the meal

Nothing

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

We didn't have assigned seats for some reason. At the gate, the agent placed is in extra comfort seats at no extra charge. Nice!

Thu, 7 Dec
SFO
HNL
9h 00m
Mon, 11 Dec
HNL
SFO
9h 56m
£314
Trip: 5 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
JAX
Good 7.6

Delta never used to be my first choice in airlines, but of my recent experience with them has been excellent. The people from the counter to the plane have been professional and courteous. This is why I will fly with them more frequently.

BUF
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I asked for a change of seat at the gate and was given it. It really made a difference to be at the window.

DTW
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was quick. Staff and crew were friendly. Everything went well despite the 30 min delay we had on the runway. They gave us snacks and we ended up still arriving on time.

LAX
GUA
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing worst flight I've ever had.

Everything Delta was so poor quality!!! The flight attendants were not helpful.

ATL
SNA
Excellent 8.0

4 hour flight. Non-eventful except slight turbulence. Good to be home! Thank you!

NA

Mon, 11 Dec
SFO
HNL
5h 56m
Mon, 25 Dec
HNL
SFO
5h 10m
£301
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 22 Feb
SFO
HNL
6h 00m
Fri, 2 Mar
HNL
SFO
5h 05m
£315
Trip: 9 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 81 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Wonderful flight crew and attendants. Everyone was so pleasant. No stress! And we got a complementary alcoholic rum punch

SFO
HNL
Good 7.6

The tropical twist to the food served on board.

No in flight entertainment

SFO
HNL
Excellent 8.6

Good price, food and drink free, cocktail prior to landing in Oahu, accommodate to have two seats together

Didn't know seat assignment ahead of time, in flight entertainment needed to be paid for

SFO
HNL
OK 4.3

The free run punch and chips they serve right before landing.

Reserved seats and they were not honored. Instead we were stuck in the next to last row. Agents were unapologetic and did not care.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

We didn't have assigned seats for some reason. At the gate, the agent placed is in extra comfort seats at no extra charge. Nice!

Sat, 25 Nov
SFO
HNL
5h 46m
Thu, 14 Dec
HNL
SFO
5h 12m
£316
Trip: 20 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 70 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

SFO
HNL
Good 6.3

Captain kept us informed about weather and travel time.

Seats were uncomfortable for such a long flight.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

There was a really great selection of free movies and other entertainment. The flight crew were also really kind and helpful.

Being on an airplane is never great in general, but flying with a great crew on an airline that tries to make sure it's paying customers are comfortable and happy is.

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was on time

Overall, our experience was terrible. The crew people were rude and obnoxious. Before landing in Hawaii my grandfather stepped away to the restroom and when he returned he placed his hand in the seat in front of us to make his way to his seat and he cut his hand open because the seat was broken. The crew did very little to help us stop the bleeding and we're not the least concerned for his safety. I have yet to hear from the airline with a resolution.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Flight was fine.

No where on my boarding pass or email confirmation did it say this flight was operated by Virgin. It says Alaskan Airlines. I waited in the wrong line for 30 mins and then was told to go to Virgin. It was stressful and I didn't have time to eat before a 5 hour flight.

Tue, 12 Dec
SFO
HNL
5h 40m
Tue, 19 Dec
HNL
SFO
5h 12m
£301
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 27 Nov
SFO
HNL
5h 46m
Thu, 14 Dec
HNL
SFO
5h 12m
£316
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 70 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was on time

Overall, our experience was terrible. The crew people were rude and obnoxious. Before landing in Hawaii my grandfather stepped away to the restroom and when he returned he placed his hand in the seat in front of us to make his way to his seat and he cut his hand open because the seat was broken. The crew did very little to help us stop the bleeding and we're not the least concerned for his safety. I have yet to hear from the airline with a resolution.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Flight was fine.

No where on my boarding pass or email confirmation did it say this flight was operated by Virgin. It says Alaskan Airlines. I waited in the wrong line for 30 mins and then was told to go to Virgin. It was stressful and I didn't have time to eat before a 5 hour flight.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Service was too notch in economy

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

There was a really great selection of free movies and other entertainment. The flight crew were also really kind and helpful.

Being on an airplane is never great in general, but flying with a great crew on an airline that tries to make sure it's paying customers are comfortable and happy is.

Fri, 8 Dec
SFO
HNL
5h 45m
Tue, 19 Dec
HNL
SFO
5h 05m
£316
Trip: 12 days
8.9ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 81 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
SFO
HNL
Good 7.6

The tropical twist to the food served on board.

No in flight entertainment

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Ontime , friendly , comfortable, they really do take care of you

SFO
HNL
Excellent 8.6

Staff was very friendly

You had to pay for movies

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Wonderful flight crew and attendants. Everyone was so pleasant. No stress! And we got a complementary alcoholic rum punch

SFO
HNL
OK 4.3

The free run punch and chips they serve right before landing.

Reserved seats and they were not honored. Instead we were stuck in the next to last row. Agents were unapologetic and did not care.

Sun, 7 Jan
SFO
HNL
5h 58m
Thu, 1 Feb
HNL
SFO
5h 10m
£301
Trip: 26 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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