Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Hawaii

SFO — HNL
Jan 31 — Feb 71

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

Find a great deal and save up to 22% by booking at least 57 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 $452.

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

January can be a great time to fly to Hawaii from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $381. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of January for as cheap as $128. 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 January, February 2023

The best prices found for SFO to Hawaii flights for January, February
Feb 14 - Feb 21
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Kahului

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5h 40m
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4h 54m
$186

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Feb 12 - Feb 22
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San Francisco

OGG

Kahului

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5h 40m
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4h 54m
$187

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 12 - Feb 15
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San Francisco

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Kahului

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5h 40m
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San Francisco

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5h 00m
$188

Alaska Airlines

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San Francisco to Hawaii 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Hawaii from San Francisco found for this year
Feb 14 - Feb 21
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San Francisco

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Kahului

Nonstop

5h 40m
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Kahului

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San Francisco

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4h 54m
$186

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 12 - Feb 22
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San Francisco

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Kahului

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5h 40m
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Kahului

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San Francisco

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4h 54m
$187

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 20 - Feb 22
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San Francisco

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Kahului

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5h 57m
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Kahului

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San Francisco

Nonstop

4h 54m
$192

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Cheap United Airlines flights from San Francisco to Hawaii

Feb 27 - Mar 2
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San Francisco

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

5h 59m
HNL

Honolulu

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

4h 51m
$197

United Airlines

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Feb 27 - Mar 1
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San Francisco

HNL

Honolulu

1 stop

9h 14m
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Honolulu

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San Francisco

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4h 51m
$207

United Airlines

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Feb 22 - Mar 2
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San Francisco

HNL

Honolulu

Nonstop

5h 59m
HNL

Honolulu

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

4h 51m
$217

United Airlines

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Cheap Hawaiian Airlines flights from San Francisco to Hawaii

Feb 8 - Feb 14
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San Francisco

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Kahului

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5h 30m
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Kahului

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San Francisco

1 stop

8h 50m
$202

Hawaiian Airlines

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Feb 28 - Mar 21
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San Francisco

LIH

Lihue

1 stop

8h 29m
LIH

Lihue

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

9h 20m
$217

Hawaiian Airlines

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Feb 8 - Feb 14
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San Francisco

HNL

Honolulu

1 stop

9h 30m
HNL

Honolulu

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San Francisco

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5h 10m
$223

Hawaiian Airlines

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Non-stop flights to Hawaii from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Hawaii direct flight deals
Feb 14 - Feb 21
SFO

San Francisco

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Kahului

Nonstop

5h 40m
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Kahului

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San Francisco

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4h 54m
$186

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 12 - Feb 22
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San Francisco

OGG

Kahului

Nonstop

5h 40m
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Kahului

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San Francisco

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4h 54m
$187

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 12 - Feb 15
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San Francisco

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Kahului

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5h 40m
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Kahului

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San Francisco

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5h 00m
$188

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Last minute flights from San Francisco to Hawaii

Late deals on return flights to Hawaii from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Feb 1 - Feb 15
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San Francisco

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Kahului

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5h 40m
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Kahului

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San Francisco

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5h 00m
$248

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 1 - Feb 14
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San Francisco

OGG

Kahului

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5h 40m
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Kahului

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San Francisco

Nonstop

5h 00m
$253

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 1 - Feb 14
SFO

San Francisco

KOA

Kona Intl

Nonstop

5h 57m
KOA

Kona Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

4h 57m
$257

United Airlines

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One-way flights to Hawaii from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Hawaii
Feb 26
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San Francisco

LIH

Lihue

Nonstop

6h 07m
$99

United Airlines

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Feb 27
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San Francisco

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Honolulu

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5h 59m
$99

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Feb 26
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5h 45m
$99

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Reviews of Airlines Servicing Hawaii

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

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

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Delta
7.9
Good
1,995 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Hawaiian Airlines
7.9
Good
524 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,142 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,666 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

We were rebooked from our original 7 am flight to a 9:25 am flight. We tried but could not get seat assignments upon online check-in. At the airport, the security officer almost did not let us through to the gate, since our boarding pass had no QR code and said "seat assignment at the gate." When we made it to the gate and asked for seat assignments, the gate agents kept telling us that they were not authorized to assign us seats and that we would be assigned seats 30 mins prior to departure. They referred us to the service center that would not help either. Since they also said that the flight was full, we were left in doubt if we were going to make it onto this flight. Finally, after everybody else's seats had been assigned, about 15 mins to departure they assigned us two separate seats. We could not sit together. Whoever designed seat assignment and boarding procedures at Alaska Airlines must have zero understanding of how to make such a process work smoothly and efficiently. We'll think twice before booking another flight with Alaska!

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Hawaii flights.

Ah, Hawaii - an island paradise known for its beaches, volcanoes, food, fun and "ohana." San Francisco and the Bay Area are among the most convenient departure points for those traveling to Hawaii, thanks to geography and popularity. When you get to Hawaii, you can practically choose your adventure: snorkeling among the ocean life, hiking the mountains and volcanic areas, chilling on the beach or spending a quiet afternoon at the museum. This only scratches the surface of what to expect when you leave San Francisco for a Hawaiian vacation.

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.

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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco 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 $203.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Hawaii under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Hawaii is less than $206.

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: Friday.

How popular is this San Francisco to Hawaii flight route?

The San Francisco to Hawaii flight path was viewed by 504 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?

4 flight departures from San Francisco to Hawaii per day on average.
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How long is the flight from San Francisco to Hawaii?

Airlines like Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines fly from San Francisco to Hawaii in about 5h 30m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. Airlines will cover a distance of 2409 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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 United Airlines ($99), Alaska Airlines ($99), and American Airlines ($108).

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

Most travelers choose San Francisco - Honolulu, San Francisco - Kahului or San Francisco - Kona Intl 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 Undisclosed Carrier, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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 (85%), SWISS (85%), Lufthansa( 77%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Hawaii?

The cheapest flight price from San Francisco to Hawaii is $118. On average you can expect to pay $1,077. The most popular route, (San Francisco - Honolulu), can usually be booked for $231.

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

Sustainable travel from San Francisco to Hawaii is possible thanks to several airlines prioritizing eco-friendly practices in their operations. Some airlines on this route that have incorporated green practices are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines. United Airlines has undertaken many steps to reduce its overall carbon footprint on both the air and ground. For instance, they are now using sustainable aviation biofuel to lower carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Moreover, they are offsetting the remainder of their flights’ carbon emissions. Another example is American Airlines which is creating a new efficient fleet of aircraft that uses the latest engine and airframe technologies to improve their fuel efficiency and reduce levels of carbon produced.

How can I fly more sustainably from San Francisco to Hawaii?

As you fly to Hawaii from San Francisco, there are several things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. First, you can reduce on plastic needed on the plane by bringing your own headphones, reusable water bottles, and lunchboxes. Moreover, you can pack light to keep the aircraft light which lowers fuel consumption and reduces carbon emissions. Choosing to fly with airlines that prioritize sustainable travel is another good option. For instance, choose airlines that use newer and more efficient planes or carry many passengers at once to reduce their carbon footprint. Lastly, since there’s an option, it would be best to choose direct flights to Hawaii from San Francisco rather than connecting flights to reduce the aircraft’s carbon emissions in the air.

Destination points for flights from San Francisco to Hawaii

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Hawaiian AirlinesCheapest$96Average$422FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time85%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$118Average$307FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$128Average$371FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Sun Country AirCheapest$156Average$318FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$158Average$406FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$166Average$409FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Linear Air TaxiCheapest$14,526Average$92,078FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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