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Honolulu to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 17m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Honolulu
Flight Price $358
Distance 2,396 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Sun Country Air

Good to Know

Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
16%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$457
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$279
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 $278 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 February.
Morning departure is around 9% 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 59m, covering a distance of 2396 miles.
How many flights are there between Honolulu and San Francisco?
There are 229 (nonstop) flights between Honolulu and San Francisco per week, averaging 32 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 Alaska Airlines ($358), United Airlines ($358) and Hawaiian Airlines ($358).
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 (6 times daily), Air New Zealand (5 times daily), Lufthansa (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, Tuesday 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 Wednesday, with Friday 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
Tue, Aug 27
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Mon, Sep 2
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 25m
Trip: 7 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SJC
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew so polite and friendly. Also very accommodating with young man with special needs.

SFO
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: amazing service and comfort

SEA
CHS
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Flight was faster then expected. Friendly/pleasant crew.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Luggage space issue could have been handled prior to flight not on a volunteer basis.

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I liked the ease of booking with Alaska but I won't ever book for long (more than 4 hour) flights. Our flight out was uncomfortable and crowded. Then upon our return to the airport, having checked in ONLINE hours prior, I was unable to print out our boarding passes at the kiosk or the checked...cont

Cons: Baggage desk. Due to the fact that we couldn't print the passes we missed our flight. I have never run into this type of problem before. I was very dissatisfied with this airline.

Tue, Sep 3
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
4h 59m
Mon, Sep 9
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 25m
Trip: 7 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 207 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Boarding goes quick, nice seats in economy comfort

Cons: No free food besides pretzels on an almost 8 hour flight. Any decent seat is an upchaege to economy plus. WiFi slow, only can access entertainment if you have app download on phone.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: very quick connetions

Cons: the return flight

HNL
SFO
Okay 4.6

Cons: Can’t get an update on lost bags really poor service

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Your employees are all RUDE !!!

HNL
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: I enjoyed the amount of space I had. (I was in an exit row.)

Cons: The crew and staff of united in general seemed to really be unhappy with their jobs. The flight crew seemed very unpleasant.

Mon, Sep 9
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Mon, Sep 16
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 135 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
AKL
HNL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was very attentive to our needs. There were great in-flight entertainment options. The beverage options were great!

Cons: Aisles were really narrow so often times, you may be bumped by the beverage cart or other passengers.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Everyone was friendly.

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

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was on it for the services. Personal touch screens are nice. Included meal with a choice of wine was a nice treat.

Cons: The free TV/Entertainment options could improve. Baggage fees are a bummer but expected compared to all similar flights.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

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.

Thu, Aug 1
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 09m
Mon, Aug 12
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 12m
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,652 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
PSP
PDX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Amazingly polite and attentive flight crew...great attitudes!

BNA
RSW
Good 7.5

Pros: Crew was good.

Cons: Gate computer in Nashville seems to always be down and causes delays boarding. Seems to always be a delay after landing when we arrive on time but there is still a plane at the gate? Need another gate...

DFW
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great!

Cons: I didn’t realize I had to pay for a carry on

LAS
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick check in, quick boarding

Cons: Wi-Fi

SEA
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: A flight

Wed, Oct 2
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Wed, Oct 9
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 19m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
DAL
SJC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The aircraft was very roomy and comfortable.

Cons: All was good.

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 8.0

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

Cons: Seats were not soft enough.

HNL
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: Alaska is usually good. Thanx

SEA
FAI
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew is always amazing and friendly on Alaska.

Cons: There were no movie devices for some reason on the flight

Fri, Sep 20
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Tue, Sep 24
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 5 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 135 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 and beverage service, and also legroom, in Economy were superior to major US airlines, let alone bargain carriers. Flight was chock full and late, but attendants served everyone efficiently and courteously. They did everything they could to make the best of the situation.

Cons: Flight was late due to plane maintenance issue. Nearly 45 minutes' delay in departure reduced to 30 minutes in arrival. Entertainment screen was unresponsive, maybe the system was overloaded by chock full passenger load?

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was on it for the services. Personal touch screens are nice. Included meal with a choice of wine was a nice treat.

Cons: The free TV/Entertainment options could improve. Baggage fees are a bummer but expected compared to all similar flights.

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 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 9.0

Pros: Friendly staff. Cleanliness. Service.

Wed, Oct 23
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Wed, Oct 30
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 25m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
RDM
PDX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Premium class has great legroom on 737-800. Crew was friendly. Seats were comfortable.

Cons: The restrooms on the 737-800 are tiny and cramped. The landing in Boston was quite a jolt.

SJC
DAL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Everything . Every facility wifi, texting ,food and movies

Cons: Please provide Charging port for economy class

FAT
PDX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Everything was good

Cons: Food

PDX
TUS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Stewardess was remarkable

SJC
SAN
Good 7.6

Pros: Worth the price

Cons: Crew can be little more friendly but it is ok

Thu, Jun 6
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 09m
Thu, Jun 20
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,652 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
LAS
MSP
Good 6.0

Pros: Overall the experience was ok. The planes were clean. and the crew was nice and helpful.

Cons: Paying for the seats and bags as additional fees is deceptive. I mean who flys without a seat or clothes? Consider boarding back to front, that way people in front of the plane don't create a back up trying to get their carry on loaded in the over head bin.

MCO
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very friendly crew.

Cons: No snack provided on the 3 hr flight back, just drinks.

TPA
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was a pretty full flight but the ride was comfortable, flight crew friendly, and the ride pretty steady all the way to Dallas.

LAX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: More seat room than usual—very nice. Seems like a new plane.

Cons: If the people boarding the plane had been more considerate! Some of them blocked the aisle for quite a while. The crew asked them to step out of the way, but they weren’t very responsive

PHX
MSP
Good 6.4

Cons: Late, no notice

Thu, Apr 25
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 02m
Sat, Apr 27
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Trip: 3 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 207 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
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
Excellent 8.0

Pros: arrived on time, newer aircraft

HNL
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: I enjoyed the amount of space I had. (I was in an exit row.)

Cons: The crew and staff of united in general seemed to really be unhappy with their jobs. The flight crew seemed very unpleasant.

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: The landing.

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

HNL
SFO
Good 6.3

Pros: The burger I bought was good.

Cons: I had to pay for food on a 6 hour flight.

Thu, Jul 4
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 09m
Fri, Jul 5
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,652 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
LAS
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight was delayed by 2 hours with no explanation. No beverage or snacks offered. Charged extra for carry on bags/personal items. Waited just under 2 hours for our bags when we arrived. Sun Country will never get my Buisness again.

MIA
MSP
Good 6.4

Cons: Crew was not friendly or kind - acted burnt out and burdened

MSP
TPA
Excellent 8.4

Pros: No issues, standard flight

Cons: Just fine

DFW
LAS
Excellent 8.8

Pros: The crew was absolutely wonderful And seat was the most comfortable ever

DFW
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great!

Cons: I didn’t realize I had to pay for a carry on

Thu, Jul 25
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 09m
Fri, Jul 26
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,652 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
PSP
PDX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Amazingly polite and attentive flight crew...great attitudes!

MSP
PDX
Okay 5.5

Pros: The crew was pleasent and brought me an OJ when I requested even though they had finished serving.

Cons: There is ZERO leg room! I am not tall, I maybe had 2 inches to the seat in front us. The recline is a joke, not even 2 inches. Cannot reach bag under the seat due to no room!!

LAX
MSP
Good 7.3

Cons: The flight itself was adequate. Very barebones but not meets basic expectations. Not too much turbulence, smooth sailing once we got into the air. The flight was 3hours delayed due to inclement weather but I was extremely happy that Kayak emailed me to tell me that it was in fact delayed.

MSP
LIR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was awesome! Clean plane, I’m 6’4” and the 20 dollar seat option was great for leg room. Snacks for purchase.

Cons: Ran a few minutes behind. It was all good, no complaints

PVR
MSP
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Price was good.

Cons: Coffee was bad. Seated in the very last row although there were many seats open. Flight was delayed three times.

Fri, May 10
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 20m
Sun, May 12
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
8h 43m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: amazing service and comfort

ONT
SEA
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was very relaxed and friendly.

Cons: Boarding was actually very good. It’s just the worst part about any flying experience. But they have a great system.

SJC
SAN
Good 7.6

Pros: Worth the price

Cons: Crew can be little more friendly but it is ok

HNL
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: Alaska is usually good. Thanx

PDX
SEA
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Crew was funny. Was offered water to drink many time throughout the long flight.

Cons: Just sore from sitting for so long in a cramped position, felt roomier that other airlines.

Wed, May 22
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 20m
Tue, May 28
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
8h 44m
Trip: 7 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SEA
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew

SEA
MSP
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was great and the entertainment selection was top notch!

Cons: Seat was uncomfortable after about an hour, no in seat power :/

LAX
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew! The free entertainment!

Cons: Leaving late because of lack of luggage space and giving an option to checkin bag when there was actually no room. I’d rather they choose randomly to save time.

SEA
FAI
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew is always amazing and friendly on Alaska.

Cons: There were no movie devices for some reason on the flight

PDX
TUS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Stewardess was remarkable

Thu, Jun 20
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 09m
Thu, Jun 27
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,652 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
PDX
PHX
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: The crew did their jobs just fine. Not especially hospitable but they didn’t do anything “wrong” per say.

Cons: I am in shock over how much I ended up paying for my checked bag and personal item. I will never fly sun country again for a trip longer than 72 hours. The flight was MISERABLY cold.

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Everything was quick and efficient.

Cons: Little more organized with seating on the plane

MCO
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: NEVER FLYING SUNCOUNTRY AGAIN

MSP
PHX
Good 6.6

Pros: The crew were super nice!

Cons: Weather delays! Seemed like all of the other airlines cancelled flight and/or were flying and my flight got pushed back our after hour after from leaving at 8:05 til 1:30. Would have been since to just come to the airport later vs having to wait there

EWR
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Terrible online check in process 10 hour delay!

Thu, Apr 25
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 15m
Sat, Apr 27
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SEA
CHS
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Flight rough as we passed over major storm. Great landing at CHS in a stiff wind and we were 20 minutes early!

PHX
PAE
Excellent 9.5

Pros: So the flight was shorted food... not that big of deal as it was ally 2:45hr flight. The crew totally made up for it but being super fun and friendly. Gave people doubles on their drinks if they wanted. The REAL perk is flying into Everett/Paine Field. What a great experience it is. Fast and simpl

Cons: The seats on the E-175s are a little short for me... I’m 6’4"... everything else was fine!

SEA
MSP
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was great and the entertainment selection was top notch!

Cons: Seat was uncomfortable after about an hour, no in seat power :/

SAN
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nobody was seating next to me.

Cons: Wake me up for snacks

SJC
LAX
Good 6.4

Cons: Better handling of baggage. They mislabel my bag which led to frustrations.

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