Cheap flights from California to Hawaii

LAX — HNL
Feb 4 — Feb 111

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 53 days early can save you up to 13% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 53 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from California to Hawaii for as little as $420 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 $420 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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 $365. You can even find prices in February for less than $365, as users have found deals to Hawaii from as low as $188. The month of July 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 42%.

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 January, February 2023

The best prices found for California to Hawaii flights for January, February
Feb 21 - Mar 4
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

6h 10m
HNL

Honolulu

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 30m
$186

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 26 - Mar 5
LAX

Los Angeles

OGG

Kahului

Nonstop

6h 25m
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Kahului

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 16m
$186

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 11 - Feb 14
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

6h 10m
HNL

Honolulu

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 35m
$187

Alaska Airlines

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California to Hawaii 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Hawaii from California found for this year
Feb 21 - Mar 4
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

6h 10m
HNL

Honolulu

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 30m
$186

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 26 - Mar 5
LAX

Los Angeles

OGG

Kahului

Nonstop

6h 25m
OGG

Kahului

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 16m
$186

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/27

Feb 11 - Feb 14
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

6h 10m
HNL

Honolulu

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 35m
$187

Alaska Airlines

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Cheap Alaska Airlines flights from California to Hawaii

Feb 21 - Mar 4
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

6h 10m
HNL

Honolulu

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 30m
$186

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 11 - Feb 14
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

6h 10m
HNL

Honolulu

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 35m
$187

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 26 - Mar 5
LAX

Los Angeles

OGG

Kahului

Nonstop

6h 25m
OGG

Kahului

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 16m
$189

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/27

Cheap United Airlines flights from California to Hawaii

Mar 5 - Mar 8
SFO

San Francisco

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

5h 57m
HNL

Honolulu

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

4h 51m
$197

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/27

Feb 13 - Feb 19
LAX

Los Angeles

OGG

Kahului

1 stop

9h 32m
OGG

Kahului

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 13m
$207

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/27

Feb 15 - Feb 21
SFO

San Francisco

OGG

Kahului

Nonstop

5h 57m
OGG

Kahului

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

4h 52m
$209

United Airlines

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Non-stop flights to Hawaii from California

Save time with California to Hawaii direct flight deals
Feb 21 - Mar 4
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

6h 10m
HNL

Honolulu

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 30m
$186

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/27

Feb 26 - Mar 5
LAX

Los Angeles

OGG

Kahului

Nonstop

6h 25m
OGG

Kahului

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 16m
$186

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/27

Feb 11 - Feb 14
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

6h 10m
HNL

Honolulu

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 35m
$187

Alaska Airlines

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Deal found 1/27

Last minute flights from California to Hawaii

Late deals on return flights to Hawaii from California, departing today and this week
Feb 8 - Feb 13
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

1 stop

8h 05m
HNL

Honolulu

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

7h 15m
$247

Hawaiian Airlines

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Deal found 1/28

Feb 7 - Feb 10
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

6h 10m
HNL

Honolulu

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 35m
$249

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 8 - Feb 10
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

6h 06m
HNL

Honolulu

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 35m
$252

Multiple Airlines

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One-way flights to Hawaii from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Hawaii
Feb 13
LAX

Los Angeles

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

6h 06m
$99

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/27

Feb 28
OAK

Oakland

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

5h 30m
$99

Hawaiian Airlines

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Deal found 1/27

Feb 20
LAX

Los Angeles

OGG

Kahului

Nonstop

6h 14m
$99

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/27

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Hawaii

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

Hawaiian Airlines
8.0
Very good
529 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

Delta
7.9
Good
2,024 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,165 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,667 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.2

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about California to Hawaii flights.

Although both are known for their beautiful beaches and amazing weather, Hawaii and California have very different characters. Hawaii's dramatic volcanic terrain creates ever-changing coastlines and spectacular sights, and the lush rainforests and abundant flora and fauna can make it seem like you're exploring another world. With seven public islands available to explore and a thriving tourism industry that caters to visitors, there's always something to do in Hawaii.

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.

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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Hawaii for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $186, but on average you can expect to pay $196.

Are there nonstop flights from California to Hawaii for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Hawaii under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Hawaii is less than $196.

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, Tuesday.

How popular is this California to Hawaii flight route?

Within the past month, 787 users have taken a look at flights from California to Hawaii.

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

4 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 30m. Alaska Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $186. The distance between California and Hawaii is about 2566 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with American Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $99. Hawaiian Airlines flights start at $99 while deals on United Airlines start at $99 one-way.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from California to Hawaii?

If you’re flying to Hawaii from California and want to make your flight as eco-friendly as possible, you should consider choosing an airline that is taking steps towards achieving sustainable travel. Out of all the airlines servicing this route, Hawaiian Airlines is one of the top choices. Having started as early as 2016, the airline company has been looking for innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions during their flights by limiting the amount of fuel they burn per flight. The first demonstration flight proved to be successful as they were able to save 3,260 pounds of fuel, reducing carbon emissions by five metric tons. In addition to that, the airline has a new fleet of A321neos which is one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the modern age with a close to 16% difference in fuel efficiency. This just goes to show how much the airline is dedicated to flying more sustainably.

How can I fly more sustainably from California to Hawaii?

As an individual, flying is without a doubt one of the things that significantly increase your carbon footprint. Therefore, honors are on you to make sure you make changes elsewhere to offset the carbon emissions. For example, instead of taking a cab to the airport, you could use public transport. There are trains and buses that offer transport to each airport in California, so you don’t have to worry about availability. Secondly, you could choose economy flights to Hawaii from California. This is because economy class carries more people which reduces the number of planes in the air and effectively reducing carbon emissions.

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Top 9 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$9Average$21FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Hawaiian AirlinesCheapest$96Average$435FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time85%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$118Average$450FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$118Average$410FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$118Average$355FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$128Average$467FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Sun Country AirCheapest$148Average$294FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$423Average$538FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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Linear Air TaxiCheapest$13,578Average$108,284FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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