Cheap flights from California (CA) to Hawaii (HI)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Hawaii

All the information you need to plan the best null to HNL flight in 2022: compare California to Hawaii flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Hawaii.
What is the cheapest month to fly from California to Hawaii?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Hawaii from California average $410. You can even find prices in February for less than $410, as users have found deals to Hawaii from as low as $297. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Hawaii from California. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 23%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to Hawaii?

Users have found that booking a flight from California to Hawaii at least 28 days early can save you up to 3% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 28 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from California to Hawaii for as little as $389 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $395 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Hawaii (CA - HI)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from California to Hawaii as you normally would.

Cheap flights from California to Hawaii in May, June 2022

The best prices found for California to Hawaii flights for May, June
24 May - 26 May
$237pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
24 May - 26 May
$246pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
20 Jun - 20 Jul
$253pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

California to Hawaii 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Hawaii from California found for this year
5 Sep - 12 Sep
$227pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Sep - 4 Oct
$231pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
5 Sep - 12 Sep
$232pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Hawaii from California

Save time with California to Hawaii direct flight deals
5 Sep - 12 Sep
$227pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Sep - 4 Oct
$231pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
5 Sep - 12 Sep
$232pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to Hawaii

Late deals on round-trip flights to Hawaii from California, departing today and this week
30 May - 6 Jun
$257pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
31 May - 2 Jun
$274pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
31 May - 9 Jun
$278pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Hawaii from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Hawaii
3:00 am - 8:59 am
Hawaiian Airlines
1 Stop
8h 59m
SJC - HNL
Hawaiian Airlines
$123
Hawaiian Airlines
7:30 am - 10:05 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
5h 35m
SFO - HNL
Alaska Airlines
$138
Kiwi.com
5:15 am - 8:16 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
6h 01m
LAX - LIH
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From California to Hawaii

Which airlines flying from California to Hawaii have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Alaska Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from California to Hawaii for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Hawaii for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $227, but on average you can expect to pay $237.

Are there nonstop flights from California to Hawaii for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Hawaii under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Hawaii is less than $243.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Hawaii for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Hawaii within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from California to Hawaii?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

How popular is this California to Hawaii flight route?

Within the past month, 761 users have taken a look at flights from California to Hawaii.

How many flights depart from California to Hawaii on average per day?

5 flight departures from California to Hawaii per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from California to Hawaii?

A quick flight from California to Hawaii can take about 5h 31m. Alaska Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $227. The distance between California and Hawaii is about 2566 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to Hawaii one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Alaska Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $104. United Airlines flights start at $119 while deals on Hawaiian Airlines start at $123 one-way.

How long is the flight from California to Hawaii?

Most flights from any California airport to any of the Hawaiian islands take around five hours. If you're departing from Los Angeles, you may be able to find a slightly shorter flight that takes a little over four and a half hours.

Which airlines operate flights from California to Hawaii?

Almost all major airlines have flights from California to Hawaii, including United and American. However, the most popular choices from California tend to be Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

How frequent are flights between California and Hawaii?

There are plenty of flights between California and Hawaii, especially if you're flexible about which airports you fly in and out of. You can take your pick from dozens of options each day.

Which airports serve California to Hawaii?

The most popular airports in California are Los Angeles International Airport, San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Sacramento International Airport. Hawaii has at least one airport on each island, including the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Lihue Airport, Hana Airport, Kahului Airport, Kalaupapa Airport, Lanai Airport and Kona International Airport.

Which direct flight route between California and Hawaii is cheapest?

The cheapest direct route tends to be from Sacramento or San Francisco to Kahului Airport on Maui, although sometimes there are good deals to Honolulu International Airport as well.If you're expecting California's smooth, sandy beaches, you might be in for a surprise when you head to Hawaii. Although there are plenty of sandy beaches, there are a lot of of lava outcroppings and rocky beaches as well. You may need to bring along some water shoes if you plan on exploring some of the rockier areas. The weather is also different. In particular, be prepared for a lot more humidity. While Hawaiians tend to share Californians' laid-back, friendly attitude, there is a strong Polynesian influence on Hawaiian culture. This is particularly obvious in the food and customs.Whether you just want to explore some new beaches and take advantage of Hawaii's year-round warmth or you're planning an adventurous excursion into the rugged mountains and dense jungles, it's hard to go wrong with a Hawaiian vacation. Use our simple and efficient smart search tool to find the best flights from California to Hawaii.

Which airlines fly directly from California to Hawaii?

There are various airlines operating daily non-stop flights from California to Hawaii. For instance, Hawaiian Airlines is most likely the airline with the most direct routes between the two states. There are flights from San Diego International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport. United Airlines offers direct routes from San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, to Kona International Airport, Kahului Airport and Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Southwest Airlines has seasonal non-stop flights to Hawaii from California from airports like Sacramento International Airport, Oakland International Airport, San Jose International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and San Diego International Airport. Other airlines with direct routes are Alaska Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Delta Airlines and American Airlines.

What are the stopover options between California to Hawaii?

Most of the flights between California and Hawaii are non-stop. However, depending on the airport you’re flying out of in California and your destination in Hawaii, there may be more options with a layover in between. If this is the case, the route may more likely have a stop in either Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, Los Angeles International Airport or San Francisco International Airport. Flights with a layover can extend your trip to Hawaii around two or three hours, depending on where and how long your layover is.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from California to Hawaii?

You do not necessarily need a passport to fly as a U.S. citizen between California and Hawaii. The only requirement is that you travel with a government-issued form of identification. However, a passport is an example of a valid form of ID for flying domestically within the United States. As for the visas, U.S. citizens to not need to obtain a visa when traveling between states, like California and Hawaii.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Hawaii (HI)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Hawaii from California?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Hawaii within the United States

Most visitors from California need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Hawaii.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Hawaii.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Hawaii.

Do I need a test to fly back to California from Hawaii?

Returning to California from Hawaii

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Hawaii must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Hawaii are not required to quarantine after entering California.

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Destination points for flights from California to Hawaii

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Destination information for Hawaii

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to Hawaii.
Flight duration from California to Hawaii
5h 30m

Airports servicing

Bishop (BIH)
Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)

Airports servicing

Hana (HNM)
Honolulu (HNL)
Hilo (ITO)
Kapalua West Maui (JHM)
Kapolei Kalaeloa (JRF)
Kona Intl (KOA)

Top 8 airlines flying from California to Hawaii

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Hawaii choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$10 $21 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Hawaiian Airlines
$96 $365 No cancel fee 85%
United Airlines
$98 $377 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$99 $338 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$103 $342 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$105 $341 No cancel fee N/A
Sun Country Air
$149 $329 No cancel fee 83%
JetBlue
$303 $547 No cancel fee 62%
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