Cheap flights from San Francisco to Honolulu (SFO - HNL)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Honolulu are usually found in March or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

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

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to HNL flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Honolulu flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Honolulu.
SFO - HNL
Price
$328 - $585
HNL
Temperature
80.6 - 89.6 °F
HNL
Precipitation
0.3 - 2.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 32% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$328

From San Francisco to Honolulu

One-way from

$121

One-way flight from San Francisco to Honolulu

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Honolulu?

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Honolulu. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 60 days in advance, which can save you up to 1% on flights from San Francisco to Honolulu compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 60 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $359. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $359.

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

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to Honolulu from San Francisco. Prices for March average $400 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $228. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 46% on your journey compared to booking in March

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Honolulu (SFO - HNL)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco to Honolulu is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 9% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Honolulu in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SFO to HNL flights for September, October
21 Sep - 23 Sep
$189pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
15 Oct - 20 Oct
$191pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
30 Sep - 4 Oct
$192pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Honolulu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Honolulu from San Francisco found for this year
15 Sep - 22 Sep
$179pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$188pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
21 Sep - 23 Sep
$189pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Honolulu from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Honolulu direct flight deals
6 Dec - 6 Dec
$155pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
26 Feb - 5 Mar
$160pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
6 Dec - 6 Dec
$164pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Honolulu

Late deals on round-trip flights to Honolulu from San Francisco, departing today and this week
21 Sep - 23 Sep
$189pp
SFO
San Francisco
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
22 Sep - 27 Sep
$194pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
21 Sep - 27 Sep
$196pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
HNL
Honolulu
HNL
Honolulu
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Honolulu from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Honolulu
8:55 am - 12:05 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
29h 10m
SFO - HNL
American Airlines
5:30 am - 8:05 am
Hawaiian Airlines
Nonstop
5h 35m
SFO - HNL
Hawaiian Airlines
$127
Hawaiian Airlines
4:15 am - 7:56 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
5h 41m
SFO - HNL
United Airlines
$130
United

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> to <span class="emphasized">Honolulu</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Honolulu

What airports do I use to fly from San Francisco to Honolulu?

You will need to book a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu if you want to fly from San Francisco to Honolulu. At least 7 different airlines have flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL) on a regular basis. There are 19 flights to Honolulu from the San Francisco airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from SFO to HNL to be around 5h 17m.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Honolulu have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to Honolulu have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Sun Country Air are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Honolulu due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both San Francisco and Honolulu for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Honolulu for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Honolulu for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alaska Airlines for just $173, but on average you can expect to pay $195.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Honolulu under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Honolulu is less than $198.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Honolulu for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Honolulu within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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

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

How popular is this San Francisco to Honolulu flight route?

This flight path from San Francisco to Honolulu was viewed by 1,106 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 Honolulu on average per day?

On average 2 flights depart from San Francisco to Honolulu per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Honolulu?

There are many flights that can get you from San Francisco to Honolulu in 5h 35m. Fly via Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, or Hawaiian Airlines to get the fastest option. San Francisco and Honolulu are separated by a distance of 2409 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Honolulu round-trip?

Currently priced at $173, Alaska Airlines will fly you from San Francisco to Honolulu and back. In addition to Alaska Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $193 and $198, respectively. Users have found that Alaska Airlines is 56% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Alaska Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $71. However, be on the lookout for offers from Hawaiian Airlines and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from San Francisco to Honolulu for a low price.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Honolulu, HI

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Honolulu.

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

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

Returning to San Francisco from Honolulu

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Honolulu must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

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

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Honolulu, HI

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Honolulu

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Honolulu

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Honolulu.
Flight duration from SFO to HNL
5h 23m
Average temperature for September in Honolulu
89.6 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Honolulu
0.8 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Honolulu

Top 6 airlines flying from San Francisco to Honolulu

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu 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
American Airlines
$169 $359 No cancel fee 71%
Sun Country Air
$169 $369 No cancel fee 83%
Alaska Airlines
$169 $369 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$175 $369 No cancel fee N/A
Hawaiian Airlines
$199 $433 No cancel fee 85%
United Airlines
$204 $468 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Honolulu

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Honolulu.
Morning 6 AM to noon 55% of SFO to HNL departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 44% of SFO to HNL departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SFO to HNL departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SFO to HNL departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Honolulu
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Honolulu.
Sunday
22 daily flights
Monday
20 daily flights
Tuesday
18 daily flights
Wednesday
22 daily flights
Thursday
18 daily flights
Friday
20 daily flights
Saturday
13 daily flights
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