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Honolulu to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 22m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Honolulu
Flight Price $358
Distance 2,396 miles
Airlines Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Sun Country Air

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Low Season:
December
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$405
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$204
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 $203 or less.
The cheapest flight from Honolulu to San Francisco was found 38 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 December.
Morning departure is around 17% 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 54m, covering a distance of 2396 miles.
How many flights are there between Honolulu and San Francisco?
There are 442 (nonstop) flights between Honolulu and San Francisco per week, averaging 60 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 ($358), Alaska Airlines ($358) and United Airlines ($416).
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 (13 times daily), Air New Zealand (11 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, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday 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.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Honolulu to San Francisco?
When flying out of Honolulu you will be using Honolulu, often referred to as Honolulu Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Honolulu
$358
only
$358
Destination
San Francisco
$358
only
$358
Mon, Mar 11
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Tue, Mar 19
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 55m
Trip: 9 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 130 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: Pleasant travel and accommodations

Cons: One thing I didn't like is passenger seated in front of me reclining to low had to ask if they would please decline leverage so that I could enjoy my meal.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 7.3

Pros: Loved the roomy seats with leg room, and some of the best food on American airlines

Cons: Just a note: Besides the food, you have to pay for almost everything else during the flight.

HNL
SMF
Good 7.0

Pros: Appreciated the meal service and complimentary drink.

Cons: Having to pay a fee to watch anything was not appreciated.

HNL
ICN
Good 7.0

Pros: The crew was excellent, very friendly and helpful.

Cons: I hate cup noodles and I hate that that’s the only option for a snack. The food overall was not great.

Wed, Apr 3
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 15m
Tue, Apr 9
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Trip: 7 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Bigger leg room for tall peole 6 feet up...

SJC
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Everything was great WiFi didn’t work but I don’t care, just letting you know

SEA
EWR
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Comfortable trip

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: No problems

Cons: I miss Virgin America

SEA
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Tv’s, more drinks

Wed, Feb 20
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
4h 54m
Sun, Feb 24
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
17h 53m
Trip: 5 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 206 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Amazing flight amazing service.

Cons: Nothing everything was amazing.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: On time

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 1) a 5-hour flight to Honolulu was delayed for 6 hours due to mechanical problems, twice! First plane had issues and we had to change to another plane, found issues again before being taxied. Poor maintenance United! Are your planes even safe? 2) United first class is terrible! It isn’t even near first class standard with very tight seats and rude flight attendants. Absolutely zero service! No more United!

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew was very friendly

Cons: Having to wait

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The representative at HNL was great. Have flown United in the past without issues.

Cons: Stranded in Oahu due to 17+ hr "delay" Had no place to go, no time & no car. Completely ruined last vacation day!!

Fri, Aug 2
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 09m
Fri, Aug 16
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
17h 40m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,548 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Cons: No carry on

MCO
MSP
Good 6.4

Cons: Don’t advertise onboard WiFi/entertainment if you don’t have it

MSP
RSW
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Direct flight

Cons: Small seating-our knees were sore when we got here.

SFO
PDX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I made it to Portland safely.

Cons: Tried to call airline directly for customer service, but received a busy tone. Tried to call again and received an automated message saying to high call volume to call back later. Also went online to look for an email, but couldn’t find one so I sent a message to Sun Country twitter account, but no one responded. Worst customer service ever.

MSP
PHX
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Flight attendants were unkind and unproffessional.

Tue, Apr 2
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Mon, Apr 8
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Trip: 7 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 130 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: I had a good flight

Cons: It was really cold

HNL
OAK
Good 6.6

Cons: They served me a vomit sandwich!! It was a chicken pesto sandwich that I thought was chicken salad but there was pieces of chicken in it. I think... Was gross. And I was hungry!

HNL
SFO
Okay 5.3

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

Cons: 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
Okay 5.3

Pros: Free complimentary meal was a plus- it's plane food in all aspects, reminiscent of McDonalds, but food regardless. Loved the complimentary glass of rum/wine at the end of the ride! It was a warming welcome/goodbye.

Cons: No free movies available whatsoever- I ended up renting one of the available movies for $7.99. Some of the crew were very kind but the stand-off attitudes of some other crew members put a damper on that.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great intro and conclusion to a tropical vacation

Cons: Temp too cold. Need free blanket

Thu, May 2
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 15m
Mon, May 6
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 35m
Trip: 5 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
AUS
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was thoughtful and kind. Comfortable seats and excellent in flight entertainment.

Cons: Nithing

ATL
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was very nice.

Cons: Boarding was very hectic. This caused the plane to be delayed

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: No problems

Cons: I miss Virgin America

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good personal good service thank you Alaska

Cons: One person he was change my ticket he was a good man and a very gentle man thank you so much appreciate I don’t know your name but thank you .

SEA
ANC
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Older flight attendant charged me fir my drink even tho I was in premium seating and the flight was extremely late

Wed, Feb 20
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Thu, Feb 21
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 33m
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 130 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: We boarded and took off on time. The staff was friendly.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great intro and conclusion to a tropical vacation

Cons: Temp too cold. Need free blanket

HNL
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Loved the roomy seats with leg room, and some of the best food on American airlines

Cons: Just a note: Besides the food, you have to pay for almost everything else during the flight.

OGG
SAN
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was good.

SFO
OGG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was good.

Cons: Crying baby....ughh.

Sun, Jun 2
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 09m
Sat, Jun 15
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,548 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
PHX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was really nice and the in flight entertainment was great

Cons: Wish there couldve been a complimentary in flight snack or something.

RSW
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The usual...leg room, seat spacing/size, lack of decent food options...

PDX
PHX
Okay 4.6

Cons: Why did I get charged to being a carryon? And why only going flying INTO Phoenix on my return trip but not intially flying OUT of Phoenix? I’m angry at the unexpected charge. Not ok.

RSW
MSP
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Ontime, arrived 10 minutes early

Cons: Had to wait 45 minutes for luggage, since 3 flights arrived at same time....at least they explained the delay.

MSP
PHX
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Flight attendants were unkind and unproffessional.

Sun, Jun 16
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 09m
Sat, Jun 22
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,548 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
PHX
MSP
Good 6.6

Pros: The flight itself was great, but not sure why we were charged extra for our carry on bags and seat assignments.

Cons: We were charged extra (each way) for our carry on bags and seat assignments. If we would have booked directly with Sun Country we would not have had those fees. I don’t know if I’ll use this app to book tickets again.

MCO
MSP
Okay 4.0

Cons: I purposely didn’t bring a bag to check to avoid the fees. Got surprised with a $40 carry on fee both ways. I woulda have selected my flight differently had I known that. Not cool

TUS
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: 2 hour delay, extreme turbulence, pale was less than half full and every one was seated next to each other with lots of seats and rows empty.

LAX
MSP
Okay 5.3

Cons: Entertainment app/WiFi was down. Apparently a know issue on this plane for over a week. Staff didn’t announce, you had to ask.

PHX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was really nice and the in flight entertainment was great

Cons: Wish there couldve been a complimentary in flight snack or something.

Wed, May 22
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 15m
Tue, May 28
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
16h 18m
Trip: 7 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 130 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
LAX
HNL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: I liked that lunch was provided.

Cons: Although, the fact that lunch was free could've been made more clear. I ended up spending money on a snack box that I didn't need to spend.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.2

Pros: I appreciated that the meal was included.

Cons: I would have liked a chance to get a refill on my coffee but it seemed like the beverage cart only made rounds with coffee.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: on time departure and friendly service

HNL
SFO
Good 6.6

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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

Pros: I was vert pleased with the service and the comfort of my seat,

Thu, Jul 18
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 09m
Fri, Aug 9
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 23 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,548 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
PHX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was really nice and the in flight entertainment was great

Cons: Wish there couldve been a complimentary in flight snack or something.

MSP
SFO
Okay 4.3

Pros: The air hostess were well behaved and friendly

Cons: No snacks No entertainment

TPA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

PDX
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Cons: No carry on

LIR
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment options for a long flight. Room seats.

Cons: Only one crew member ensured passengers had plenty of hydration. A couple crew spent time on their phones & casually chatting while the one was doing her job. No light snacks on a 5.5 hr flight? I thoroughly am disappointed with the extra charges Sun Country throws at passengers for carry ons?

Fri, Jul 19
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 09m
Sat, Jul 27
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,548 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
PHX
PDX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: At least there was a USB port to Charge my phone.

Cons: The flight was three hours late and suncountey lost my luggage. When I looked at my claim ticket it had someone else’s name on it.

PHX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything...thanks!

PDX
LAS
Okay 4.0

Pros: Two and half hour delay, they charged me 35.00 for one carry on luggage

PVR
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Spacious legroom, complimentary drinks, comfortable seats

Cons: Limited food options and no complimentary snack

MSP
RSW
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Direct flight

Cons: Small seating-our knees were sore when we got here.

Fri, Jul 5
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 09m
Fri, Jul 26
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 22 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,548 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
RSW
MSP
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Great price For the flight

Cons: You need to have a kiosk so I could’ve gotten a boarding pass without standing in line for half an hour, I had no bag to check and no need to take up your staffs time but you need a kiosk in the Fort Myers airport for people like me

TPA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

MSP
LAS
Okay 4.0

Pros: The upgraded seats were worth it.

Cons: Everything else. Had me listen as wrong gender. Had to pay extra to fix it. Couldn’t get checked in early. Spent 30 minutes with the agent to get a ticket, went to gate and was told I need to show a receipt because they don’t have record of me paying for the seat. Will not fly sun country again

SFO
PDX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I made it to Portland safely.

Cons: Tried to call airline directly for customer service, but received a busy tone. Tried to call again and received an automated message saying to high call volume to call back later. Also went online to look for an email, but couldn’t find one so I sent a message to Sun Country twitter account, but no one responded. Worst customer service ever.

MSP
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: on time and then arrived ahead of schedule.

Thu, Mar 14
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
8h 49m
Fri, Mar 22
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
9h 42m
Trip: 9 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 130 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Pros: I was vert pleased with the service and the comfort of my seat,

HNL
SFO
Good 6.6

Pros: On time departure & arrival. Also gave us plenty of water to drink.

Cons: One of the flight attendants was not very nice.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 6.0

Pros: Friendly Hawaiian service

Cons: did not have an assigned seat

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: I would have liked there to be a vegetarian option for the food, but honestly that's not a complaint given that the food was complimentary :)

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