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Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price increase
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average price:
$657
(avg. price over the last 72 hours)
Good deal:
$677
or less return trip within
3 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Honolulu

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Honolulu was found, on average, 25 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 4% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Honolulu Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu take?
An average non-stop flight takes 9h 00m, covering a distance of 3856 km.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Honolulu?
There are 408 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and Honolulu per week, averaging 57 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Honolulu?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin America ($407) and Multiple Airlines ($407)
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Honolulu?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Honolulu?
Air New Zealand (11 times daily), United (10 times daily), Copa Airlines (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from San Francisco to Honolulu?
For San Francisco to Honolulu, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Honolulu back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Honolulu (return)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$407
only
$407
Destination
Honolulu
$407
only
$407
Mon, 4 Dec
SFO
HNL
9h 15m
Fri, 8 Dec
HNL
SFO
9h 26m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Seat service

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

There was a really great selection of free movies and other entertainment. The flight crew were also really kind and helpful.

Being on an airplane is never great in general, but flying with a great crew on an airline that tries to make sure it's paying customers are comfortable and happy is.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.3

The in flight entertainment was great

The attendant made my 4 year old son and I wait for the beverage service to finish rather than moving back 2 rows to let us into our seats. To add insult to injury she was quite rude to me saying "you will have to wait. A LONG time!"

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Cramped. Was in the back so had to put my carry on in a farther compartment. Not a lot of 'good' meatless items.

Sun, 25 Feb
SFO
HNL
19h 55m
Sun, 11 Mar
HNL
SFO
9h 00m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 14 Mar
SFO
HNL
21h 20m
Tue, 20 Mar
HNL
SFO
21h 15m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was on time

Overall, our experience was terrible. The crew people were rude and obnoxious. Before landing in Hawaii my grandfather stepped away to the restroom and when he returned he placed his hand in the seat in front of us to make his way to his seat and he cut his hand open because the seat was broken. The crew did very little to help us stop the bleeding and we're not the least concerned for his safety. I have yet to hear from the airline with a resolution.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

I told the flight attendant that my Diet Coke was flat and she just kind of made a face and said "oh". She never offered to open another can or offer me anything else to drink. I had to ask for a glass of water.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Service was too notch in economy

SFO
HNL
Good 6.3

The in flight entertainment was great

The attendant made my 4 year old son and I wait for the beverage service to finish rather than moving back 2 rows to let us into our seats. To add insult to injury she was quite rude to me saying "you will have to wait. A LONG time!"

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

Thu, 28 Dec
SFO
HNL
29h 44m
Thu, 25 Jan
HNL
SFO
10h 43m
Trip: 29 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 23 Jan
SFO
HNL
30h 55m
Wed, 24 Jan
HNL
SFO
17h 18m
Trip: 2 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Service was too notch in economy

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Love the wifi, self-selecting menu!

always out of the hawaiian drink!

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Flight was fine.

No where on my boarding pass or email confirmation did it say this flight was operated by Virgin. It says Alaskan Airlines. I waited in the wrong line for 30 mins and then was told to go to Virgin. It was stressful and I didn't have time to eat before a 5 hour flight.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Cramped. Was in the back so had to put my carry on in a farther compartment. Not a lot of 'good' meatless items.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

Fri, 10 Nov
SFO
HNL
15h 40m
Mon, 20 Nov
HNL
SFO
8h 12m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 1 Dec
SFO
HNL
9h 00m
Sun, 3 Dec
HNL
SFO
15h 32m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Flight was fine.

No where on my boarding pass or email confirmation did it say this flight was operated by Virgin. It says Alaskan Airlines. I waited in the wrong line for 30 mins and then was told to go to Virgin. It was stressful and I didn't have time to eat before a 5 hour flight.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Won lottery to upgrade my seat but they ran out of meal when teying to order

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

I told the flight attendant that my Diet Coke was flat and she just kind of made a face and said "oh". She never offered to open another can or offer me anything else to drink. I had to ask for a glass of water.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

SFO
HNL
Good 6.3

The in flight entertainment was great

The attendant made my 4 year old son and I wait for the beverage service to finish rather than moving back 2 rows to let us into our seats. To add insult to injury she was quite rude to me saying "you will have to wait. A LONG time!"

Thu, 1 Feb
SFO
HNL
9h 10m
Wed, 14 Feb
HNL
SFO
8h 25m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 10 Nov
SFO
HNL
40h 45m
Sun, 12 Nov
HNL
SFO
24h 28m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Love the wifi, self-selecting menu!

always out of the hawaiian drink!

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

There was a really great selection of free movies and other entertainment. The flight crew were also really kind and helpful.

Being on an airplane is never great in general, but flying with a great crew on an airline that tries to make sure it's paying customers are comfortable and happy is.

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was on time

Overall, our experience was terrible. The crew people were rude and obnoxious. Before landing in Hawaii my grandfather stepped away to the restroom and when he returned he placed his hand in the seat in front of us to make his way to his seat and he cut his hand open because the seat was broken. The crew did very little to help us stop the bleeding and we're not the least concerned for his safety. I have yet to hear from the airline with a resolution.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Seat service

SFO
HNL
Good 6.3

The in flight entertainment was great

The attendant made my 4 year old son and I wait for the beverage service to finish rather than moving back 2 rows to let us into our seats. To add insult to injury she was quite rude to me saying "you will have to wait. A LONG time!"

Tue, 6 Feb
SFO
HNL
10h 10m
Fri, 16 Feb
HNL
SFO
8h 25m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 8 Dec
SFO
HNL
42h 30m
Sun, 10 Dec
HNL
SFO
12h 34m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Cramped. Was in the back so had to put my carry on in a farther compartment. Not a lot of 'good' meatless items.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Service was too notch in economy

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

I told the flight attendant that my Diet Coke was flat and she just kind of made a face and said "oh". She never offered to open another can or offer me anything else to drink. I had to ask for a glass of water.

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.8

The two employees working gate 54A on Christmas Day for flight #51 were incredibly rude to your customers during the boarding process. Their combination of condescending tone, barking at customers, shaming people who were accidentally lining up before their boarding group was called would have been unwelcome on any day, and was especially off-putting on a Christmas morning flight to Hawaii. Please train your employees in proper customer service etiquette. On the flight, you only provide drink service once (every other airline flying to Honolulu provides 2 drink services), and make customers order their own beverages. I went back to get a drink, before the "beverage service has been suspended/ended" announcement was made, and the flight attendant told me there were no more beverages available. That was totally fine with me. However, as I was turning to go back to my seat, he said "you had 5 hours to order a drink and you wait until now?" Rude, and completely uncalled for. I hope Alaska Airlines will take over employee training once the buyout is complete.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

There was a really great selection of free movies and other entertainment. The flight crew were also really kind and helpful.

Being on an airplane is never great in general, but flying with a great crew on an airline that tries to make sure it's paying customers are comfortable and happy is.

Sun, 11 Feb
SFO
HNL
10h 10m
Tue, 20 Feb
HNL
SFO
12h 00m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 8 Jan
SFO
HNL
42h 45m
Wed, 10 Jan
HNL
SFO
9h 06m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

There was a really great selection of free movies and other entertainment. The flight crew were also really kind and helpful.

Being on an airplane is never great in general, but flying with a great crew on an airline that tries to make sure it's paying customers are comfortable and happy is.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Flight was fine.

No where on my boarding pass or email confirmation did it say this flight was operated by Virgin. It says Alaskan Airlines. I waited in the wrong line for 30 mins and then was told to go to Virgin. It was stressful and I didn't have time to eat before a 5 hour flight.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Seat service

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Love the wifi, self-selecting menu!

always out of the hawaiian drink!

Mon, 12 Feb
SFO
HNL
10h 10m
Fri, 16 Feb
HNL
SFO
8h 25m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 14 Jan
SFO
HNL
9h 10m
Thu, 25 Jan
HNL
SFO
9h 06m
Trip: 12 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Good 6.3

The in flight entertainment was great

The attendant made my 4 year old son and I wait for the beverage service to finish rather than moving back 2 rows to let us into our seats. To add insult to injury she was quite rude to me saying "you will have to wait. A LONG time!"

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was on time

Overall, our experience was terrible. The crew people were rude and obnoxious. Before landing in Hawaii my grandfather stepped away to the restroom and when he returned he placed his hand in the seat in front of us to make his way to his seat and he cut his hand open because the seat was broken. The crew did very little to help us stop the bleeding and we're not the least concerned for his safety. I have yet to hear from the airline with a resolution.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Won lottery to upgrade my seat but they ran out of meal when teying to order

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Flight was fine.

No where on my boarding pass or email confirmation did it say this flight was operated by Virgin. It says Alaskan Airlines. I waited in the wrong line for 30 mins and then was told to go to Virgin. It was stressful and I didn't have time to eat before a 5 hour flight.

Thu, 22 Feb
SFO
HNL
18h 25m
Tue, 27 Feb
HNL
SFO
9h 06m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 7 Nov
SFO
HNL
19h 50m
Sun, 12 Nov
HNL
SFO
24h 28m
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Love the wifi, self-selecting menu!

always out of the hawaiian drink!

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.8

The two employees working gate 54A on Christmas Day for flight #51 were incredibly rude to your customers during the boarding process. Their combination of condescending tone, barking at customers, shaming people who were accidentally lining up before their boarding group was called would have been unwelcome on any day, and was especially off-putting on a Christmas morning flight to Hawaii. Please train your employees in proper customer service etiquette. On the flight, you only provide drink service once (every other airline flying to Honolulu provides 2 drink services), and make customers order their own beverages. I went back to get a drink, before the "beverage service has been suspended/ended" announcement was made, and the flight attendant told me there were no more beverages available. That was totally fine with me. However, as I was turning to go back to my seat, he said "you had 5 hours to order a drink and you wait until now?" Rude, and completely uncalled for. I hope Alaska Airlines will take over employee training once the buyout is complete.

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was on time

Overall, our experience was terrible. The crew people were rude and obnoxious. Before landing in Hawaii my grandfather stepped away to the restroom and when he returned he placed his hand in the seat in front of us to make his way to his seat and he cut his hand open because the seat was broken. The crew did very little to help us stop the bleeding and we're not the least concerned for his safety. I have yet to hear from the airline with a resolution.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

I told the flight attendant that my Diet Coke was flat and she just kind of made a face and said "oh". She never offered to open another can or offer me anything else to drink. I had to ask for a glass of water.

Sun, 25 Feb
SFO
HNL
19h 55m
Sat, 3 Mar
HNL
SFO
8h 46m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 3 Nov
SFO
HNL
10h 33m
Fri, 17 Nov
HNL
SFO
13h 43m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.8

The two employees working gate 54A on Christmas Day for flight #51 were incredibly rude to your customers during the boarding process. Their combination of condescending tone, barking at customers, shaming people who were accidentally lining up before their boarding group was called would have been unwelcome on any day, and was especially off-putting on a Christmas morning flight to Hawaii. Please train your employees in proper customer service etiquette. On the flight, you only provide drink service once (every other airline flying to Honolulu provides 2 drink services), and make customers order their own beverages. I went back to get a drink, before the "beverage service has been suspended/ended" announcement was made, and the flight attendant told me there were no more beverages available. That was totally fine with me. However, as I was turning to go back to my seat, he said "you had 5 hours to order a drink and you wait until now?" Rude, and completely uncalled for. I hope Alaska Airlines will take over employee training once the buyout is complete.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Cramped. Was in the back so had to put my carry on in a farther compartment. Not a lot of 'good' meatless items.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Love the wifi, self-selecting menu!

always out of the hawaiian drink!

SFO
HNL
Good 6.6

Flight was fine.

No where on my boarding pass or email confirmation did it say this flight was operated by Virgin. It says Alaskan Airlines. I waited in the wrong line for 30 mins and then was told to go to Virgin. It was stressful and I didn't have time to eat before a 5 hour flight.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful

Having separate fees for all food and entertainment is ridiculous. I had difficultly with my tv and internet

Mon, 26 Feb
SFO
HNL
15h 40m
Fri, 9 Mar
HNL
SFO
9h 06m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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