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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$563
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$430
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Honolulu to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $429 or less.
The cheapest flight from Honolulu to San Francisco was found 1 day before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week 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 September.
Morning departure is around 5% 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 Honolulu to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Honolulu to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 49m, covering a distance of 2396 miles.
How many flights are there between Honolulu and San Francisco?
There are 378 (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 United ($436), Delta ($437) and Hawaiian Airlines ($437).
Do I need a passport to fly between Honolulu and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Honolulu and San Francisco?
United (11 times daily), Air New Zealand (8 times daily), Copa Airlines (3 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, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Honolulu, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Honolulu
$436
only
$436
Destination
San Francisco
$436
only
$436
Sun, Jan 21
HNL
SFO
4h 49m
Mon, Jan 22
SFO
HNL
5h 39m
Trip: 2 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 176 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.3

I liked when the attendant got an attitude with me when asked her if she had a trash bag but ignored what I asked to tell me to put up my table when I was already in the process of closing it.

Overall just everything with my flight. The rudeness, discomfort. Just ridiculous! Can’t forget about the fact I couldn’t even buy WiFi so it was a really bring 5 hour flight.

HNL
SFO
Good 6.6

Seats very close

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

The landing.

First leg of my journey was delayed, so it was crazy connecting to my second United flight to Vegas. Poor service overnight.

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

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

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

That I didn't get dragged off the plane and I landed alive.

Everything else.

Thu, Dec 21
HNL
SFO
5h 22m
Tue, Jan 2
SFO
HNL
5h 54m
Trip: 13 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14179 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LHR
JFK
Good 7.0

Delays!

LGA
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time with no drama

SFO
DTW
Okay 4.0

Arrived.

Late, slow, de-icing in Detroit took nearly an hour!

YYZ
YQB
Okay 5.0

They had to change tires before we lelt in Toronto. And we spent more than one hour on the tarmac.

FLL
ATL
Good 6.0

The plane was really cool. Some more advanced technologies than other Airline companies. Crew was good too.

Issue happened with my landing. Didn't make it in time to next gate. Delta did everything they could to blame me, insulted me on The phone and definitely provided the worst customer service

Sun, Dec 24
HNL
SFO
5h 05m
Sun, Jan 7
SFO
HNL
5h 55m
Trip: 15 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SFO
Good 6.6

In flight meal during dinner. Meal was just ok but it was nice to get some food. Got to sleep most of the way thankfully because the cabin lights were dimmed a bit.

Credit card offer was announced on the PA system about 45 minutes before landing. Felt like I was being sold something and it woke me up.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The crew was very friendly and we were pleasantly surprised to be served a meal as this just doesn't happen anymore on domestic flights. It was pretty good, too.

HNL
SFO
Okay 5.3

Food was good, but because of the hour and a half waiting on the plane to take off, we got no snack.

We were seated in a row where we had to pull up the entertainment panel from the right side of our seat leg area. The steward seemed frustrated with us for not knowing how to work it. I never could raise mine because it did not work whatever I tried and was afraid to ask for help because of how my husband had been treated. Also we had never used the tray tables from the right arm rest before and needed help to get those up as well.

HNL
SFO
Good 6.3

Seats were comfortable

Every movie, game, or any entertainment to pass time was On a pay per view basis.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff and clean plane

N/A

Sat, Jan 20
HNL
SFO
5h 10m
Tue, Jan 30
SFO
HNL
5h 55m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jan 18
HNL
SFO
5h 10m
Thu, Jan 25
SFO
HNL
6h 01m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 84 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The flights were on time! The plane was new and clean. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Plane had WiFi and free entertainment. Thank you!

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Great hours to leave Hawaii and return to the main land.

Would be great if food selection was a bit better.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Refreshment service

HNL
SFO
Good 7.3

boarding was organized

I don't typical order the food on virgin america any more as i have twice and the cheese plate was awful and the sandwich was awful. My son did have the 1/2 pb&j sandwich on the flight from SFO to HNL and it was fine - but it was not offered on the return flight.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Enjoyed the entire Virgin America experience, it was my first time traveling in Airline. Great entertainment, food and overall service.

Seat are not that confortable.

Fri, Dec 22
HNL
SFO
5h 22m
Tue, Jan 2
SFO
HNL
5h 54m
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14179 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
OAK
Mediocre 2.0

Due to the earthquakes, the film festival I was going to was cancelled. Ten days prior to the flight I called AeroMexico to cancel and they said there would be a cancellation penalty, which was fine. When I tried to redeem my credit, they said there was also an additional "No-show fee" even though I called to cancel 10 days prior, which left a total of $70 credit after all their penalties. I called and emailed to complain but they did nothing but pass me to someone else who was equally unhelpful. I will never fly AeroMexico for any reason in the future.

LGA
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time with no drama

FLL
ATL
Good 6.0

The plane was really cool. Some more advanced technologies than other Airline companies. Crew was good too.

Issue happened with my landing. Didn't make it in time to next gate. Delta did everything they could to blame me, insulted me on The phone and definitely provided the worst customer service

MEX
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing really.

Boarding process was horribly handled. Food was inadequate. Stewardess was saccharine. Bathroom door didn’t shut completely. I was told this wasn’t an international flight and therefore no free alcohol. Aero Mexico flight to Mexico City had much better food, free alcohol and more attentive service personnel. Also delays because of equipment problems.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy

Nothing

Thu, Jan 11
HNL
SFO
5h 05m
Thu, Jan 18
SFO
HNL
5h 55m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing

Seats very uncomfortable smashed like sardines. Egg muffin cardboard. Free you get what you pay for just awful

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The crew was very friendly and we were pleasantly surprised to be served a meal as this just doesn't happen anymore on domestic flights. It was pretty good, too.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Is nice a meal is included. I found flight fine over all I like you can pay just a bit extra for more leg room. I also found bathrooms a bit more spacious than usual planes.

Lots of interruptions of inflight entertainment. Hard to sleep when they have loads of announcements. General a pleasant experience. employees not very happy though or extend toward helpfulness. Am glad I did not need any extra help. Kinda felt that though about many employees I dealt with IN Hawaii itself. Maybe they just tired of tourists.

HNL
SFO
Good 6.6

In flight meal during dinner. Meal was just ok but it was nice to get some food. Got to sleep most of the way thankfully because the cabin lights were dimmed a bit.

Credit card offer was announced on the PA system about 45 minutes before landing. Felt like I was being sold something and it woke me up.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Boarding was announced by zones

Passengers in later zones were standing too close to the boarding passengers causing confusion as to where the boarders lines were. There were 2 lunes: One line was moving (passengers boarding), and one line not moving (passengers waiting for their zone to be announced) ready to pounce!

Fri, Feb 16
HNL
SFO
5h 05m
Sun, Feb 25
SFO
HNL
6h 00m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 19
HNL
SFO
5h 10m
Thu, Jan 25
SFO
HNL
6h 01m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 84 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Since we had a connecting flight we did not think we would be getting our bags. It was a long enough layover that we were supposed to but I didn't think about it. They were nice enough to push it through themselves without having to check in the bags again! Also, their entertainment system is very convenient which makes the flight more enjoyable.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.8

Leg room is good even in non-premium seats.

Cabin crew seemed to like using the PA. There were more announcements in the 4.5 hour flight than I've had on 9 hour trans-oceanic flights. Most seemed unnecessary and made it difficult to sleep.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Seats reclined back further and foot rest inclined making it a bearable red eye.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Great hours to leave Hawaii and return to the main land.

Would be great if food selection was a bit better.

HNL
SFO
Good 7.3

boarding was organized

I don't typical order the food on virgin america any more as i have twice and the cheese plate was awful and the sandwich was awful. My son did have the 1/2 pb&j sandwich on the flight from SFO to HNL and it was fine - but it was not offered on the return flight.

Mon, Dec 25
HNL
SFO
5h 22m
Mon, Jan 1
SFO
HNL
5h 54m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14179 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LGA
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time with no drama

SJC
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

They were very dishonest about everything. We need to be there in Australia on Monday morning for very important event but reached Australia Monday night 8PM. Virgin Australia contatcted out their flight from SJC to LAX through Delta and Delta cancelled flights becaue no-show of Pilot to operate the plan. What a Joke???? We asked them to put us through another carrier to LAX for connecting flight they refused.Very very BAD. It was a big miss for us.. never again Delta/Virgin Australia..............

LAX
OAK
Mediocre 2.0

Due to the earthquakes, the film festival I was going to was cancelled. Ten days prior to the flight I called AeroMexico to cancel and they said there would be a cancellation penalty, which was fine. When I tried to redeem my credit, they said there was also an additional "No-show fee" even though I called to cancel 10 days prior, which left a total of $70 credit after all their penalties. I called and emailed to complain but they did nothing but pass me to someone else who was equally unhelpful. I will never fly AeroMexico for any reason in the future.

MCO
YYZ
Excellent 8.3

On time as scheduled.

N/A

FLL
ATL
Good 6.0

The plane was really cool. Some more advanced technologies than other Airline companies. Crew was good too.

Issue happened with my landing. Didn't make it in time to next gate. Delta did everything they could to blame me, insulted me on The phone and definitely provided the worst customer service

Fri, Jan 19
HNL
SFO
5h 05m
Sat, Jan 27
SFO
HNL
5h 55m
Trip: 9 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SFO
Good 6.3

Seats were comfortable

Every movie, game, or any entertainment to pass time was On a pay per view basis.

HNL
SFO
Good 6.3

Friendly agents fixed seating issue when wife and I were seated separately.

Charge for checked bag ($25 each way). Charge for snacks, bottled water, & beer. Charge for entertainment ($8 for unlimited TV or one movie). After charges, nearly $100 more expensive than advertised price for round trip ticket.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff and clean plane

N/A

HNL
SFO
Okay 5.3

Food was good, but because of the hour and a half waiting on the plane to take off, we got no snack.

We were seated in a row where we had to pull up the entertainment panel from the right side of our seat leg area. The steward seemed frustrated with us for not knowing how to work it. I never could raise mine because it did not work whatever I tried and was afraid to ask for help because of how my husband had been treated. Also we had never used the tray tables from the right arm rest before and needed help to get those up as well.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Is nice a meal is included. I found flight fine over all I like you can pay just a bit extra for more leg room. I also found bathrooms a bit more spacious than usual planes.

Lots of interruptions of inflight entertainment. Hard to sleep when they have loads of announcements. General a pleasant experience. employees not very happy though or extend toward helpfulness. Am glad I did not need any extra help. Kinda felt that though about many employees I dealt with IN Hawaii itself. Maybe they just tired of tourists.

Wed, Dec 20
HNL
SFO
6h 45m
Tue, Jan 2
SFO
HNL
5h 54m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jan 20
HNL
SFO
5h 10m
Thu, Jan 25
SFO
HNL
6h 01m
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 84 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
HNL
SFO
Good 6.6

Good service with my baggage

N/a

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.8

Leg room is good even in non-premium seats.

Cabin crew seemed to like using the PA. There were more announcements in the 4.5 hour flight than I've had on 9 hour trans-oceanic flights. Most seemed unnecessary and made it difficult to sleep.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Great hours to leave Hawaii and return to the main land.

Would be great if food selection was a bit better.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Enjoyed the entire Virgin America experience, it was my first time traveling in Airline. Great entertainment, food and overall service.

Seat are not that confortable.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Seats reclined back further and foot rest inclined making it a bearable red eye.

Tue, Dec 26
HNL
SFO
5h 22m
Tue, Jan 2
SFO
HNL
5h 54m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14179 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
SJC
Okay 4.0

On time arrival

Small aircraft. Loud engine noise. Biased treatment for tickets booked on non Delta sites

SJC
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

They were very dishonest about everything. We need to be there in Australia on Monday morning for very important event but reached Australia Monday night 8PM. Virgin Australia contatcted out their flight from SJC to LAX through Delta and Delta cancelled flights becaue no-show of Pilot to operate the plan. What a Joke???? We asked them to put us through another carrier to LAX for connecting flight they refused.Very very BAD. It was a big miss for us.. never again Delta/Virgin Australia..............

YYZ
YQB
Okay 5.0

They had to change tires before we lelt in Toronto. And we spent more than one hour on the tarmac.

FLL
ATL
Good 6.0

The plane was really cool. Some more advanced technologies than other Airline companies. Crew was good too.

Issue happened with my landing. Didn't make it in time to next gate. Delta did everything they could to blame me, insulted me on The phone and definitely provided the worst customer service

SFO
DTW
Okay 4.0

Arrived.

Late, slow, de-icing in Detroit took nearly an hour!

Wed, Jan 24
HNL
SFO
5h 05m
Mon, Jan 29
SFO
HNL
5h 55m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SFO
Good 6.3

Friendly agents fixed seating issue when wife and I were seated separately.

Charge for checked bag ($25 each way). Charge for snacks, bottled water, & beer. Charge for entertainment ($8 for unlimited TV or one movie). After charges, nearly $100 more expensive than advertised price for round trip ticket.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The crew was very friendly and we were pleasantly surprised to be served a meal as this just doesn't happen anymore on domestic flights. It was pretty good, too.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Complimentary meals. Crew is really nice and attentive.

N/a

HNL
SFO
Okay 5.3

Food was good, but because of the hour and a half waiting on the plane to take off, we got no snack.

We were seated in a row where we had to pull up the entertainment panel from the right side of our seat leg area. The steward seemed frustrated with us for not knowing how to work it. I never could raise mine because it did not work whatever I tried and was afraid to ask for help because of how my husband had been treated. Also we had never used the tray tables from the right arm rest before and needed help to get those up as well.

HNL
SFO
Good 6.6

In flight meal during dinner. Meal was just ok but it was nice to get some food. Got to sleep most of the way thankfully because the cabin lights were dimmed a bit.

Credit card offer was announced on the PA system about 45 minutes before landing. Felt like I was being sold something and it woke me up.

Mon, Dec 25
HNL
SFO
9h 05m
Tue, Jan 2
SFO
HNL
5h 54m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jan 28
HNL
SFO
5h 10m
Wed, Feb 14
SFO
HNL
9h 10m
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 84 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Enjoyed the entire Virgin America experience, it was my first time traveling in Airline. Great entertainment, food and overall service.

Seat are not that confortable.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.8

Leg room is good even in non-premium seats.

Cabin crew seemed to like using the PA. There were more announcements in the 4.5 hour flight than I've had on 9 hour trans-oceanic flights. Most seemed unnecessary and made it difficult to sleep.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The flights were on time! The plane was new and clean. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Plane had WiFi and free entertainment. Thank you!

HNL
SFO
Good 6.6

Good service with my baggage

N/a

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Refreshment service

Wed, Jan 24
HNL
SFO
5h 05m
Mon, Jan 29
SFO
HNL
5h 55m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

I had a good flight

It was really cold

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.6

The crew was very friendly and we were pleasantly surprised to be served a meal as this just doesn't happen anymore on domestic flights. It was pretty good, too.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Complimentary meals. Crew is really nice and attentive.

N/a

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Friendly staff. Cleanliness. Service.

HNL
SFO
Good 6.3

Friendly agents fixed seating issue when wife and I were seated separately.

Charge for checked bag ($25 each way). Charge for snacks, bottled water, & beer. Charge for entertainment ($8 for unlimited TV or one movie). After charges, nearly $100 more expensive than advertised price for round trip ticket.

Sun, Jan 14
HNL
SFO
8h 37m
Sat, Jan 20
SFO
HNL
6h 01m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Dec 18
HNL
SFO
11h 01m
Tue, Jan 2
SFO
HNL
5h 54m
Trip: 16 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14179 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
MEX
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing really.

Boarding process was horribly handled. Food was inadequate. Stewardess was saccharine. Bathroom door didn’t shut completely. I was told this wasn’t an international flight and therefore no free alcohol. Aero Mexico flight to Mexico City had much better food, free alcohol and more attentive service personnel. Also delays because of equipment problems.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 8.6

Sandwich for dinner

LGA
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time with no drama

FLL
ATL
Good 6.0

The plane was really cool. Some more advanced technologies than other Airline companies. Crew was good too.

Issue happened with my landing. Didn't make it in time to next gate. Delta did everything they could to blame me, insulted me on The phone and definitely provided the worst customer service

SJC
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

They were very dishonest about everything. We need to be there in Australia on Monday morning for very important event but reached Australia Monday night 8PM. Virgin Australia contatcted out their flight from SJC to LAX through Delta and Delta cancelled flights becaue no-show of Pilot to operate the plan. What a Joke???? We asked them to put us through another carrier to LAX for connecting flight they refused.Very very BAD. It was a big miss for us.. never again Delta/Virgin Australia..............

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