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Honolulu to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 28m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Honolulu
Flight Price $357
Distance 2,396 miles
Airlines Hawaiian Airlines, Sun Country Air, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$423
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$228
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Honolulu to San Francisco

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $228 or less.
The cheapest flight from Honolulu to San Francisco was found 39 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 7% cheaper 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 Honolulu to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Honolulu to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 02m, covering a distance of 2396 miles.
How many flights are there between Honolulu and San Francisco?
There are 389 (nonstop) flights between Honolulu and San Francisco per week, averaging 55 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Honolulu to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Hawaiian Airlines ($357), Sun Country Air ($359) and Alaska Airlines ($361).
Do I need a passport to fly between Honolulu and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Honolulu and San Francisco?
United Airlines (12 times daily), Air New Zealand (10 times daily), Copa Airlines (7 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Honolulu to San Francisco?
For Honolulu to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Honolulu, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Honolulu to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Honolulu
$357
only
$357
Destination
San Francisco
$357
only
$357
Tue, Dec 11
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Wed, Dec 12
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great intro and conclusion to a tropical vacation

Cons: Temp too cold. Need free blanket

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Free food and snacks very nice. Free cocktail before landing. Charger for phone at every seat.

Cons: No free entertainment - had to pay for the movies

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Everyone was friendly.

Cons: Flying over, my daughter and I didn't have seats together. :(

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food was ample, program selection entertaining, and skilled pilot.

Cons: layover, and generally thoughtless flight times ( you can't arrive in sfo past 10 if you want to catch the last bart!)

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I was rerouted to Oakland for no reason -apparently they duplicated my reservation and then deleted it. I was at the airport for over 2 hours before someone would help me. The plane was delayed over an hour after boarding the plane and them we could not onboard for 25 minutes once landing.

Cons: Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I was rerouted to Oakland for no reason -apparently they duplicated my reservation and then deleted it. I was at the airport for over 2 hours before someone would help me. The plane was delayed over an hour after boarding the plane and them we could not onboard for 25 minutes once landing.

Thu, Nov 29
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
16h 30m
Mon, Dec 3
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,414 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
BOS
MSP
Okay 5.3

Pros: Quick tsa at bos cause of own gate set up

Cons: Tight and worn seats, had gate issues so sat an extra 15 min at gate in Minneapolis on top of taking off 30 min late from bos

MSP
LAX
Okay 5.0

Pros: Quick boarding

Cons: After quick boarding we waited 30min after departure time for luggage to be loaded

MSP
MSY
Good 7.0

Pros: Very friendly staff with quick on time flight

Cons: I probably should’ve taken first class. Very cramped even for economy. No on screen entertainment

PHX
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Nothing really

RSW
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Paying for carry on

Mon, Dec 3
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
8h 01m
Mon, Dec 10
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SAN
ABQ
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Clean airplane. Great Alaska Airline app for managing flight.

LAS
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plane seemed very new, spacious, and comfortable in coach. Absolutely loved it and I’m a terrible/stressful flyer!

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The female attendant went above and beyond. She was kind, thorough, and helped make the flight the best I’ve been on with Alaska Airlines so far!

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very faster arrived.

Cons: No meals.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was easy and for the most part comfortable .

Cons: Seats were not soft enough.

Tue, Jan 15
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 02m
Mon, Jan 21
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 55m
Trip: 7 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 203 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: It was operated by United Airlines. Absolutely no food oe entertainment, limited comfort.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: I like the price

Cons: The seats isn’t made for a big person which is my main complain for ALL Airlines. The charger for my phone wasn’t a USB charger

HNL
SFO
Okay 4.3

Pros: I liked that they provided blankets and complimentary drinks.

Cons: They didn’t provide entertainment properly, you needed to have the United app downloaded ahead of time if you wanted to see any movies. All food was made for purchase they did not offer any free food.

HNL
SFO
Okay 4.6

Pros: Large plane, quiet ride.

Cons: Staff was rude to my wife and very useless. Our bags were dropped off together, but only one made it home. We still don’t have the missing luggage.

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Some guy stole my window seat for his kid. It sucked.

Mon, Feb 4
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Mon, Feb 11
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 55m
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Didn’t realize that being seated way in the back actually afforded more space. The solar is wider as there are fewer middle seats.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Food

Cons: Movies are very expensive

HNL
SFO
Okay 4.6

Pros: Crew was nice. Drinks were offered several times instead of once only.

Cons: While other airlines offered free movies and entertainment on a 4-5 hour flight, Hawaiian charges a fee.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food was ample, program selection entertaining, and skilled pilot.

Cons: layover, and generally thoughtless flight times ( you can't arrive in sfo past 10 if you want to catch the last bart!)

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great intro and conclusion to a tropical vacation

Cons: Temp too cold. Need free blanket

Wed, Nov 21
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Tue, Nov 27
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 40m
Trip: 7 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Limited selection of movies, music.

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: I had the whole row to myself and it was awesome

Cons: Flight was delayed 2 hours

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I was rerouted to Oakland for no reason -apparently they duplicated my reservation and then deleted it. I was at the airport for over 2 hours before someone would help me. The plane was delayed over an hour after boarding the plane and them we could not onboard for 25 minutes once landing.

Cons: Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I was rerouted to Oakland for no reason -apparently they duplicated my reservation and then deleted it. I was at the airport for over 2 hours before someone would help me. The plane was delayed over an hour after boarding the plane and them we could not onboard for 25 minutes once landing.

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly Hawaiian service

Cons: did not have an assigned seat

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Food

Cons: Movies are very expensive

Thu, Nov 22
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
16h 30m
Mon, Nov 26
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,414 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
DFW
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: On time

Cons: I had a small gym bag that had to pay for, to bring it on the plane with me

BOS
MSP
Okay 5.3

Pros: Quick tsa at bos cause of own gate set up

Cons: Tight and worn seats, had gate issues so sat an extra 15 min at gate in Minneapolis on top of taking off 30 min late from bos

MSP
MSY
Good 7.0

Pros: Very friendly staff with quick on time flight

Cons: I probably should’ve taken first class. Very cramped even for economy. No on screen entertainment

MSP
PHX
Good 6.6

Cons: I sat in row 26 A. The window noise at times was deafening. I felt verycrowded

MCO
MSP
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: New seats

Cons: Seats lean back so far that the person in front of you is practically in your lap. Awful awful. Flight attendants were nice to their friends flying on the plane.

Mon, Mar 4
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Mon, Mar 11
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 55m
Trip: 7 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Didn’t realize that being seated way in the back actually afforded more space. The solar is wider as there are fewer middle seats.

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly Hawaiian service

Cons: did not have an assigned seat

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I was rerouted to Oakland for no reason -apparently they duplicated my reservation and then deleted it. I was at the airport for over 2 hours before someone would help me. The plane was delayed over an hour after boarding the plane and them we could not onboard for 25 minutes once landing.

Cons: Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I was rerouted to Oakland for no reason -apparently they duplicated my reservation and then deleted it. I was at the airport for over 2 hours before someone would help me. The plane was delayed over an hour after boarding the plane and them we could not onboard for 25 minutes once landing.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Food

Cons: Movies are very expensive

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: I had the whole row to myself and it was awesome

Cons: Flight was delayed 2 hours

Mon, Mar 4
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Mon, Mar 11
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 55m
Trip: 7 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great intro and conclusion to a tropical vacation

Cons: Temp too cold. Need free blanket

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Food

Cons: Movies are very expensive

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: I had the whole row to myself and it was awesome

Cons: Flight was delayed 2 hours

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly Hawaiian service

Cons: did not have an assigned seat

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Didn’t realize that being seated way in the back actually afforded more space. The solar is wider as there are fewer middle seats.

Tue, Apr 23
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 15m
Sun, Apr 28
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Trip: 6 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very faster arrived.

Cons: No meals.

PDX
ORD
Good 7.6

Pros: Boarding and in boarding took forever and the leg room was damn cramped but it was good overall

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was easy and for the most part comfortable .

Cons: Seats were not soft enough.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The female attendant went above and beyond. She was kind, thorough, and helped make the flight the best I’ve been on with Alaska Airlines so far!

LAS
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plane seemed very new, spacious, and comfortable in coach. Absolutely loved it and I’m a terrible/stressful flyer!

Wed, May 1
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
14h 04m
Mon, May 13
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
13h 49m
Trip: 13 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Food

Cons: Movies are very expensive

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: I had a good flight

Cons: It was really cold

HNL
SFO
Okay 4.6

Pros: Crew was nice. Drinks were offered several times instead of once only.

Cons: While other airlines offered free movies and entertainment on a 4-5 hour flight, Hawaiian charges a fee.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Didn’t realize that being seated way in the back actually afforded more space. The solar is wider as there are fewer middle seats.

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly Hawaiian service

Cons: did not have an assigned seat

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