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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 $397
Distance 2,396 miles
Airlines Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska 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:
$457
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$371
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Honolulu to San Francisco

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

Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $370 or less.
The cheapest flight from Honolulu to San Francisco was found 39 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 4 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 6% 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 5h 05m, covering a distance of 2396 miles.
How many flights are there between Honolulu and San Francisco?
There are 406 (nonstop) flights between Honolulu and San Francisco per week, averaging 57 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 ($397), American Airlines ($426) and Alaska Airlines ($427).
Do I need a passport to fly between Honolulu and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Honolulu and San Francisco?
United (15 times daily), Air New Zealand (7 times daily), Air China (6 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, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Honolulu, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Honolulu
$397
only
$397
Destination
San Francisco
$397
only
$397
Thu, Aug 23
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Mon, Aug 27
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 35m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 118 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

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

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

No free entertainment - had to pay for the movies

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
Good 6.3

Seats were comfortable

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

Sun, Feb 24
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
15h 15m
Tue, Feb 26
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 40m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 32,952 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
DFW
GRR
Okay 4.3

The flight attendant for the back of the plane was lovely.

The plane was unbearably hot and stuffy. My row wasn’t offered any snacks (some other rows were). A giant moth flew into my forehead, which was extremely startling. There was no entertainment offered and no power outlets for my phone, which was dead.

CDG
MIA
Excellent 8.0

The flight attendants, the service,, the movies, the food, the flight were great, the pilot was very smooth, the plane was very clean

The boarding took forever, including because my wife was picked for extra security search... for an american citizen who lives in miami ?... Inside the plane during the whole flight was freezing Paying for suitcases and changing or selecting seats??? .. really?

FCO
DFW
Excellent 10.0

much improved food quality and entertainment quality then previous international flights on AA.

JFK
LAX
Okay 4.0

Very poor communication with multiple delays. Boarding was 2 hours late, and yet flight was still showing as on time. Then when finally boarded, sat at the gate much longer due to no push back crew. Sloppy and disrespectful of peoles time!

CLT
ROA
Good 6.0

Gate agents and crew were patient and polite.

The seats were still to small and my shoulders were in the aisle. Are they getting smaller?

Fri, Aug 31
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Mon, Sep 3
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 25m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 22,709 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LIR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The service, The Flight attendant was sooo nice. The food was great and the seats were comfortable. The time flew by.

PDX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

My luggages was not come at the destination. We don’t have clothes to changes for 2 days.

RNO
PDX
Excellent 8.0

It was a smooth flight - crew was really nice.

Nothing - it was all good

EUG
SEA
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed by air traffic control. Missed connection. Had to fly back to Portland and wait for 7 hours and still not there yet. I was told to find a couch in the airport

SMF
PDX
Good 6.6

No turbulence

No free WiFi

Thu, Sep 6
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Tue, Sep 11
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 118 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

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

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

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 10.0

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

I had the whole row to myself and it was awesome

Flight was delayed 2 hours

Sun, Sep 16
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Thu, Sep 27
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 12 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 22,709 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PDX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

My luggages was not come at the destination. We don’t have clothes to changes for 2 days.

SFO
LAS
Good 6.3

Crew was professional, captain kept passengers informed.

Sat in plane for a total of 3.5 hours for a 1 hour and 15 minute flight. McCarron Airport was jammed so SFO takeoffs were delayed.

LIR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The service, The Flight attendant was sooo nice. The food was great and the seats were comfortable. The time flew by.

HNL
SFO
Good 6.3

The crew was very nice and apologetic that I couldn’t watch movies.

Would have loved to have a working headphone jack for the movies...5 1/2 hrs with no other entertainment makes for a very VERY long flight.

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Short and sweet!

Delayed takeoff due to issue with mistaken air-traffic control.

Thu, Nov 15
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Tue, Nov 27
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 40m
Trip: 13 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 118 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
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
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 10.0

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

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

I had a good flight

It was really cold

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

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

No free entertainment - had to pay for the movies

Thu, Oct 18
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Mon, Oct 22
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 25m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 118 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Limited selection of movies, music.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Food

Movies are very expensive

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

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

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

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

I had the whole row to myself and it was awesome

Flight was delayed 2 hours

HNL
SFO
Good 6.3

Seats were comfortable

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

Fri, Sep 28
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Sun, Sep 30
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 22,709 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Short and sweet!

Delayed takeoff due to issue with mistaken air-traffic control.

LIR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The service, The Flight attendant was sooo nice. The food was great and the seats were comfortable. The time flew by.

SEA
BOS
Excellent 10.0

organized well staffed professional prices were reasonable free wi-fi and movies

RNO
PDX
Excellent 8.0

It was a smooth flight - crew was really nice.

Nothing - it was all good

HNL
SFO
Good 6.3

The crew was very nice and apologetic that I couldn’t watch movies.

Would have loved to have a working headphone jack for the movies...5 1/2 hrs with no other entertainment makes for a very VERY long flight.

Thu, Dec 6
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Mon, Dec 10
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 118 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
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
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 8.6

Everyone was friendly.

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

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Food

Movies are very expensive

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.

Thu, Dec 6
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Mon, Dec 10
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 118 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
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
Okay 4.6

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

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

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Food

Movies are very expensive

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

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 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.

Mon, Jan 28
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Sat, Feb 2
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 55m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 118 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
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
Excellent 8.0

Food

Movies are very expensive

HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Everyone was friendly.

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

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

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

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

HNL
SFO
Okay 4.6

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

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

Thu, Nov 8
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Sun, Nov 11
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 40m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 118 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Everyone was friendly.

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

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
Excellent 8.0

Food

Movies are very expensive

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Limited selection of movies, music.

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

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

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

Fri, Dec 21
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Tue, Jan 1
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
12h 35m
Trip: 12 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 118 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Food

Movies are very expensive

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

I had the whole row to myself and it was awesome

Flight was delayed 2 hours

HNL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

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

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

I had a good flight

It was really cold

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.

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