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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:
$571
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$438
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Honolulu to San Francisco

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 $437 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 6% 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 4h 53m, covering a distance of 2396 miles.
How many flights are there between Honolulu and San Francisco?
There are 484 (nonstop) flights between Honolulu and San Francisco per week, averaging 68 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 Multiple Airlines ($411), United ($432) 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 (15 times daily), Air New Zealand (14 times daily), Copa Airlines (9 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 Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Honolulu, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Honolulu
$411
only
$411
Destination
San Francisco
$411
only
$411
Tue, Apr 17
HNL
SFO
5h 16m
Tue, Apr 24
SFO
HNL
5h 45m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 9
HNL
SFO
5h 07m
Thu, May 10
SFO
HNL
5h 38m
Trip: 2 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 186 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

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
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
Good 6.3

The burger I bought was good.

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

HNL
SFO
Okay 5.6

On time

Extremely crowded, uncomfortably so

HNL
SFO
Okay 4.3

I liked that they provided blankets and complimentary drinks.

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.

Tue, Feb 20
HNL
SFO
5h 05m
Sun, Feb 25
SFO
HNL
6h 00m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 107 reviews
Overall
8.4
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
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 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 9.6

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

I had a good flight

It was really cold

Thu, Aug 16
HNL
SFO
14h 04m
Sun, Aug 19
SFO
HNL
9h 53m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28266 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
MIA
Okay 4.0

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO LIKE ABOUT THIS FLIGHT.

Flight was delayed, the baggage was not transferred on the connecting flight.

JFK
PHX
Excellent 8.0

On time.

Very little entertainment. Would love some Wi-Fi.

MUC
PHL
Okay 4.6

2 hour late departure. could not get there story strait on why the delay, finally they went with weather delay. steward reminded me of a bunch of people unhappy with there jobs. need to work on customer service

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food

There’s no WiFi

PDX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

A nice uneventful trip

Thu, Mar 8
HNL
SFO
5h 05m
Tue, Mar 13
SFO
HNL
5h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 21
HNL
SFO
4h 54m
Mon, Feb 26
SFO
HNL
5h 58m
Trip: 6 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 186 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
HNL
SFO
Okay 4.0

No wifi nothing to watch poor service

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Boarding goes quick, nice seats in economy comfort

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
Mediocre 3.0

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

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

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
Okay 5.6

On time

Extremely crowded, uncomfortably so

Wed, May 9
HNL
SFO
5h 15m
Fri, May 18
SFO
HNL
5h 35m
Trip: 10 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 107 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
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

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
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
Good 6.0

I had the whole row to myself and it was awesome

Flight was delayed 2 hours

HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Complimentary meals. Crew is really nice and attentive.

N/a

Tue, Apr 3
HNL
SFO
4h 54m
Sun, Apr 8
SFO
HNL
5h 58m
Trip: 6 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 186 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
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 3.0

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

HNL
SFO
Okay 4.0

U it’s has Increasingly gotten worse since merging with Continental. They squeeze you in their planes like cattle. They service is horrible and more importantly the crew members are worse acting like it’s a chore to do their job.

Most of the flight.

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

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

Everything else.

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

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!

Wed, Apr 4
HNL
SFO
4h 54m
Wed, Apr 11
SFO
HNL
5h 45m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jun 1
HNL
SFO
4h 58m
Tue, Jun 5
SFO
HNL
5h 18m
Trip: 5 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 186 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
HNL
SFO
Okay 5.6

On time

Extremely crowded, uncomfortably so

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
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

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
Okay 4.0

No wifi nothing to watch poor service

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Boarding goes quick, nice seats in economy comfort

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.

Fri, Mar 23
HNL
SFO
5h 08m
Tue, Mar 27
SFO
HNL
12h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Aug 10
HNL
SFO
9h 21m
Sun, Aug 19
SFO
HNL
8h 38m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28266 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food

There’s no WiFi

JFK
PHX
Excellent 8.0

On time.

Very little entertainment. Would love some Wi-Fi.

PDX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

A nice uneventful trip

DFW
COS
Good 7.0

Everyone was nice

No gluten free snacks. Flight was late

STL
DFW
Good 7.3

Smooth boarding. On time flight

No gluten free snacks:(

Mon, Aug 20
HNL
SFO
8h 11m
Tue, Aug 28
SFO
HNL
5h 18m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jun 6
HNL
SFO
4h 58m
Mon, Jun 11
SFO
HNL
5h 24m
Trip: 6 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 186 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Boarding goes quick, nice seats in economy comfort

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
Okay 4.3

I liked that they provided blankets and complimentary drinks.

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
Mediocre 3.3

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

Everything else.

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

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

HNL
SFO
Okay 4.0

U it’s has Increasingly gotten worse since merging with Continental. They squeeze you in their planes like cattle. They service is horrible and more importantly the crew members are worse acting like it’s a chore to do their job.

Most of the flight.

Thu, Jun 7
HNL
SFO
5h 12m
Mon, Jun 11
SFO
HNL
5h 16m
Trip: 5 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 186 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
HNL
SFO
Good 6.3

The burger I bought was good.

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

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
Okay 4.0

U it’s has Increasingly gotten worse since merging with Continental. They squeeze you in their planes like cattle. They service is horrible and more importantly the crew members are worse acting like it’s a chore to do their job.

Most of the flight.

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

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

Everything else.

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

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

Thu, Jul 12
HNL
SFO
5h 10m
Tue, Jul 24
SFO
HNL
5h 16m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jul 6
HNL
SFO
4h 53m
Fri, Jul 13
SFO
HNL
5h 29m
Trip: 8 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 186 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
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
Okay 4.0

No wifi nothing to watch poor service

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

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

HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

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!

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Honolulu to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 20m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Honolulu
Flight Price $411
Distance 2396 miles
Airlines United, Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines
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