Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Hawaii (HI)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Hawaii

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to HNL flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Hawaii flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Hawaii.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Hawaii?

Find a great deal and save up to 1% by booking at least 60 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from San Francisco to Hawaii within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $359.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Hawaii?

March can be a great time to fly to Hawaii from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $400. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as $228. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Hawaii (SFO - HI)?

When flying from San Francisco to Hawaii, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Hawaii in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SFO to Hawaii flights for May, June
25 May - 1 Jun
$237pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LIH
Lihue
LIH
Lihue
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
13 Jun - 15 Jun
$237pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
31 May - 2 Jun
$245pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Hawaii 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Hawaii from San Francisco found for this year
14 Sep - 15 Sep
$232pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
17 Aug - 25 Aug
$233pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
13 Jun - 15 Jun
$237pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Hawaii from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Hawaii direct flight deals
14 Sep - 15 Sep
$232pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
17 Aug - 25 Aug
$233pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
OGG
Kahului
OGG
Kahului
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
5 Sep - 14 Sep
$237pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LIH
Lihue
LIH
Lihue
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Hawaii

Late deals on round-trip flights to Hawaii from San Francisco, departing today and this week
30 May - 9 Jun
$255pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LIH
Lihue
LIH
Lihue
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
30 May - 6 Jun
$257pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LIH
Lihue
LIH
Lihue
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
30 May - 6 Jun
$266pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LIH
Lihue
LIH
Lihue
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Hawaii from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Hawaii
6:20 am - 12:27 pm
Hawaiian Airlines
1 Stop
9h 07m
SFO - HNL
Hawaiian Airlines
$123
Hawaiian Airlines
2:29 pm - 8:39 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
21h 10m
SFO - OGG
American Airlines
8:20 am - 1:45 pm
Delta
1 Stop
8h 25m
SFO - LIH
Delta
$140
Delta

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Hawaii

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to Hawaii?

Most people fly from San Francisco (SFO) if they book a flight from San Francisco to Hawaii. San Francisco is conveniently located just 11.8 mi from San Francisco’s city center.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Hawaii for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Hawaii for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $232, but on average you can expect to pay $241.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Hawaii under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Hawaii is less than $249.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Hawaii?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this San Francisco to Hawaii flight route?

The San Francisco to Hawaii flight path was viewed by 363 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

16 flight departures from San Francisco to Hawaii per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 19% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 69% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 13% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Hawaii?

Airlines like United Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines fly from San Francisco to Hawaii in about 5h 24m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h 31m. Airlines will cover a distance of 2409 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Francisco to Hawaii are Alaska Airlines ($104), United Airlines ($119), and Hawaiian Airlines ($123).

What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to Hawaii?

Before booking your flight to Hawaii from San Francisco, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Turkish Airlines (93%), SWISS (92%), United Airlines( 90%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Hawaii?

The cheapest flight price from San Francisco to Hawaii is $9. On average you can expect to pay $880. The most popular route, (San Francisco - Honolulu), can usually be booked for $237.

What are the most popular routes from San Francisco to Hawaii?

Most travelers choose San Francisco - Honolulu, San Francisco - Kahului or San Francisco - Lihue when deciding on the best route from San Francisco to Hawaii.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Hawaii?

The most popular airlines flying from San Francisco to Hawaii are Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Hawaii?

Typically, a direct flight from San Francisco to Hawaii takes around five hours. If you have to stop along the way, expect to add some hours; however, San Francisco offers numerous options for nonstop flights, so your prospects are good if you hate spending time on planes.

Which airlines operate flights from San Francisco to Hawaii?

United Airlines, Virgin America, Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines all fly direct from San Francisco to Hawaii. Additionally, jetBlue and United offer indirect flights to Hawaii and some direct return flights, depending on the day.

How frequent are flights between San Francisco and Hawaii?

On any given day, around eight or nine direct flights depart San Francisco for Hawaii. Numerous others travel to Hawaii through San Francisco or other cities every day.

Which airports serve San Francisco to Hawaii?

While Hawaii is home to several airports, Honolulu International Airport (HNL) - officially named Daniel K. Inouye International Airport - is by far the most utilized by travelers. From HNL, you can hop short flights to other island airports. As for departure points, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the most direct out of the city by the bay, but there are other choices nearby if you're not finding the right flight. Check flights from Oakland (OAK), San Jose (SJC) or Sacramento (SMF) to find the best deal on a flight to Hawaii.

Which direct flight route between San Francisco and Hawaii is cheapest?

Prices for a direct, one-way flight from San Francisco to Hawaii average somewhere in the $500 to $600 range (before tax), but you can find one as low as $300. You get better value when you book a round trip, though. Look for round trip tickets as low as $600 plus tax, depending on travel dates.Both San Francisco and Hawaii enjoy popular, travel-friendly climates, but Hawaii likely takes the cake when it comes to sunshine and warmth. When you leave San Francisco's vibrant city scene for America's 50th state, be prepared to slow things down and do as locals do: eat and be cool. Hawaiians love tourists, but remember that you are their guests.Whether you are looking for a sun-tastic break from the Bay's brisk fall/winter chill or get out of the city for a week of paradise, you can find the best deals on flights from San Fran to Hawaii using our smart search engine.

Which airlines can offer nonstop flights from San Francisco to Hawaii?

Because the state of Hawaii and all of the islands and cities that you will find there make such a popular destination for visitors from the mainland you are going to find plenty of direct flights from the San Francisco area to a number of destinations in Hawaii. If you are traveling to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, you will find nonstop service aboard Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines. If your destination is Kahului Airport, you will find nonstop service aboard Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines. If you will be traveling to Kona International (KOA) you can travel on nonstop service aboard United Airlines.

If I am looking for layover options on flights from San Francisco to Hawaii what are some choices?

Beyond the nonstop flights that are available from San Francisco to Hawaii there are also some one-stop flights that make this trip. While these flights will generally not save you any money compared to the nonstop options they do make a nice way to break up a sometimes long flight. You can travel on a one-stop flight on United Airlines that has a layover at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) before arriving at Kahului that will add about four hours to your travel time compared to nonstop flights. American Airlines offers a one-stop flight with a layover at Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) before it arrives at Kahului that will add about five hours to your trip time compared to nonstop options. American Airlines also offers a one-stop flight that has a layover at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) before flying on to Kahului that adds about seven hours to your travel time compared to nonstop flights.

If I plan on flying from San Francisco to Hawaii will I need a passport or visa?

Because the state of California where San Francisco sits and the state of Hawaii are both in the United States there is no need for citizens of the United States to have either a passport or a visa to travel between these two locations. One thing travelers should remember when they are traveling on this route is that in the near future airlines will require all passengers to have a REAL ID to make trips on this route. You should also bear in mind that there are limits to what you can take on the plane with you for your flight from San Francisco to Hawaii and this includes one carry-on bag as well as one personal bag such as a purse or a laptop bag.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Hawaii (HI)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Hawaii from San Francisco?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco 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 San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Hawaii.

Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Hawaii?

Returning to San Francisco 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 San Francisco.

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

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Destination points for flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Hawaii.
Flight duration from SFO to Hawaii
5h 18m

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing

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

Top 8 airlines flying from San Francisco to Hawaii

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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
$11 $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 $342 No cancel fee 85%
Alaska Airlines
$99 $290 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$108 $357 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$108 $368 No cancel fee 71%
Sun Country Air
$149 $338 No cancel fee 83%
United Airlines
$174 $409 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$303 $547 No cancel fee 62%
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