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$82 Find cheap flights from San Diego to Hawaii

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Cheapest round-trip prices found by our users on KAYAK in the last 72 hours

Honolulu
Honolulunonstop$190
Kahului
Kahuluinonstop$187
Kailua-Kona
Kailua-Kona1 stop$177
Lihue
Lihue1 stop$233
Hilo
Hilo1 stop$272
Kapalua
Kapalua1 stop$487
Hana
Hana1 stop$503

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FAQs - booking Hawaii flights

  • Where are Daniel K. Inouye International Airport's (KOA) pet/service animal relief areas?

    Passengers traveling with their service animal or pet through HNL, shouldn’t worry about their pets' or service animals' potty needs; the Airport got you covered. HNL has several delegated pet/service animal relief areas. At HNL, on Terminal 1 in the C.B. Lansing Garden and at the ground level of Terminal 2 in the Hawaiian Garden are the Airport’s pet/service animal relief areas. Moreover, HNL has outdoor pet/service animal relief areas between the Terminal 2 Parking Lot and International Parking Lot where service animals and pets can take a relief break in the grassy fenced region. At the outdoor and indoor pet/service animal relief areas HNL supplies fresh water, plastic waste bags, and receptacles.

  • Do I need a passport or visa to fly from San Diego to Hawaii?

    American citizens traveling from San Diego to Hawaii don’t need to own a visa or passport. However, you’ll have to own an official driver’s license from the state you live in. In case you don’t hold a driver’s license, you’ll need to have an official identification card from your home state. Your identification card or driver’s license will need to be valid for the duration of your safari otherwise you’ll need to renew before you set out for your journey to Hawaii.

  • Are there nursing rooms at San Diego International Airport (SAN)?

    Yes. SAN offers several lactation rooms for mothers. SAN’s lactation rooms include a hand washing station, artwork, comfortable seating, electrical outlets, soft lighting, and a kid’s seat. At SAN, the lactation rooms are situated after security on Terminal 1 West Rotunda, on the second level across from the elevator, Terminal 2 West, on the second level close to Gates 35 and 35, and Terminal 1 East Rotunda, on the ground level.

  • What are the most common layover cities for flights from San Diego to Hawaii?

    For passengers who like a break during a long trip, such as to Hawaii from San Diego, the route will involve at least one layover stop depending on your arrival airport and your preferred airline. Honolulu is the route’s most popular layover island, especially when flying to other islands in Hawaii such as Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kauai.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from San Diego to Hawaii?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from San Diego to Hawaii.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from San Diego to Hawaii?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Hawaii from San Diego is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from San Diego to Hawaii?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Hawaii with an airline and back to San Diego with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from San Diego to Hawaii?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Hawaii from San Diego up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Hawaii

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from San Diego to the following destinations at these prices or less: Honolulu $178 one-way - $306 round-trip
  • Morning departure is around 3% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) is one of the primary airports serving Hawaii. The Airport is the primary hub for Hawaii Airlines and Mokulele Airlines; both airlines facilitate flights to Hawaii from San Diego.
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) is one of the airports serving the County of San Diego. SAN is a base for the passenger airline, Alaska Airline, which offers flights from San Diego to Hawaii.
  • If you need a spot to relax before you fly to Hawaii SAN has a variety of lounges on its premises. On Terminal 2 there is the Aspire Lounge close to Gates 23 and 33, Delta Sky Club, and United Club next to the Gate Mezzanine.
  • Kapalua Airport (JHM) is one of the airports serving the Island of Maui and the State of Hawaii. Mokulele Airlines is the only passenger airline operating at the Airport offering flights to Hawaii from San Diego.
  • Kona International Airport (KOA) is one of the primary airports that serve the island of Hawaii. KOA is a hub for Mokulele Airlines, which facilitates flights from San Diego to Hawaii.
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Top 5 airlines serving from San Diego to Hawaii

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from San Diego to Hawaii? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.0
DeltaOverall score based on 10000 reviews
8.2Boarding
7.9Comfort
8.0Entertainment
7.4Food
8.6Crew
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There was plenty of overhead room but half of the passengers were told they had to check their carryon bags. My partner and I checked in as early as possible and our seats were split across the aisle.

4.0 OkayBrooke, Jun 2024SFO - MSP
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There was plenty of overhead room but half of the passengers were told they had to check their carryon bags. My partner and I checked in as early as possible and our seats were split across the aisle.

Flew first class so everything was great. But maybe because the flights were red eye, no meals were served, just chips. I flew Alaska Air 1st class at 9PM (2 hour flight) and they served beef short rib sliders!

Paid premium for Delta only to be on safe but tired old 767 with ancient cabin in mediocre condition. Poor wifi and horrible inflight entertainment. Hardly a premium experience. Should have flown SW and had fun flight crew and no pretense

The plane from SNA wouldn’t start after 5 tries. The team gave me an option of flying direct from LAX and giving me a Lyft ride there! Perfect!

There was a loud squeaky sound the whole time we were flying.

I didn’t not like that I could not select my seat and ended up with the worse seat.

The landing was bad and the hostess came two times and i was sleeping but when she served the person that nexts to me I woke up and she didn’t even asked me if I need any drink or snacks two times!!!!

The seats are too hard for long flights but otherwise- the process was smooth, the staff attentive, and there was to keep you occupied during the journey if needed.

Plane was late because of a mechanical malfunction and the food listed as available was not. Flight attendants seem over worked and under paid. They just done seem happy. And that can be seen in their faces.

Waited 3 hours on a plane to de-ice due to manpower issues. Waited another hour and a half once we landed because of a gate issue. Missed my connections. Created. A total of 13 hours of delay.

They put me on a chair in between two men, one overweight who was almost falling on top of me, and the other was even uncomfortable because I was half falling because of what the other was pushing me. I stayed with. my feet were swollen from fluid retention and from being unable to accommodate myself. it was very uncomfortable. I asked for help but they told me that the flight was full and they couldn't help me. I got off the plane almost unable to walk due to the inflammation. and then at FLL airport I asked for help because I couldn't go to my next flight, which was a connection.

The walk from baggage claim to the taxi is very difficult for older people I will never fly into JFK again. It is physically challenging

Overall fine but both ways for this trip was delayed.

Flight was delayed by almost 5 hours. Suitcase was not loaded despite the flight being near empty (my colleagues’ suitcases did reach JFK, unlike mine). Had to argue on phone to get JetBlue to deliver the case to my hotel. Never again

The flight was excellent. The crew was welcoming and attentive.

Great! I love Jet Blue. My favorite airline! Very efficient, clean and timely.

Run out of snack choices. Why are the seats not padded for your butt? Are we sitting on blocks of wood or metal for $250-300 a pop? This ain’t spirit. Let’s get it together people

We were told that our flight would be delayed for 90+ minutes because of weather, so we went to get something to eat only to have them randomly start boarding 15 minutes after the announcement, with no warning.

Entertainment... No earphones passed out. Many including me couldn't use the TV. Legroom was good. Crew was indifferent and a bit surly. Free wifi was a nice convenience. Check in desk location was unknown. Gate number on the boarding passes was wrong.

Going through JFK’s security is a mess. The TSA security said no shoes on the bins. So, we place our shoes in the belt and they came out all over the belt. Boarding was delayed and Flight as well.

The entertainment wasn’t playing in the app or online.

Horrible, the flights kept delaying, so it is obvious that we won't be able to make it to the next connection. No easier/real agent on site to help you figure this out. UA agent on other counters refuse to assist you and direct us to use the QR code/call customer service. So inefficient and poor. While technology seems convenient, but it's not the best interest/experience for customers need help while there is active issue need assistance.

Flight was delayed due to the late arrival of the catering truck, which is quite unacceptable. There was a beverage service, but no pretzel, or cookie, or nuts were served in coach.

I had a great flight. Everything went smoothly and the flight arrived early.

On time take off…US cabins look tired and need of refresh!

I paid $380 for my one-way ticket from California to Minnesota. The fair did not include online check-in. I received instructions from their app to check in at a kiosk. At the kiosk, the boarding pass would not print until an actual person came to verify that I had a personal item and not a carry-on item, On the plane, the person next to me was drunk and allowed to continue to order alcohol. United is garbage I’d rather fly spirit.

Do not like the feeling of being in the basic economy. Everyone should feel good no matter what.

Terrible! The plane was old and you are required to connect your own device to their Wi-Fi rather than have entertainment options in the back of the seat in front of you. The Wi-Fi went out during the flight and there was only one plug for the devices every two seats. Three out of five surrounding my family did not work. The seats and spaces under them were so small I could not fit my backpack, which I’ve always brought on flights and fit before no problem. The crew were unpleasant and patronizing.

Due to one crew member not showing up to work, our flight was significantly delayed causing us to miss our connecting flight in Houston to Mississippi causing us to be delayed by more than 6 hours and missing our event all together. Very disappointing. All because ONE crew member called in sick. United did grant us a $15 meal voucher, which was a small but appreciated concession that I wasn’t able to use because I ordered my lunch and paid for it before applying the concession, and the staff said it was too late to use it. Ugh! We also had a TWO delay coming back from Mississippi, but that was on American Airlines and it was due to weather, so not their fault. Anyway, not at all impressed with United’s handling of our flight and the HUGE disappointment of missing our important family event for our 90 year old mother. All that money and all that stress and emotions for nothing. Having to wait the hour to bring an employee from LAX seemed like something that should not have happened. Why don’t you have a local back-up? Santa Ana is not a little airport in a rural area.

Crew was great and did their best to make us comfortable and captain came out at the beginning to announce why the flight was delayed, weather situation up ahead, and kept us updated throughout the flight.

The flight was delayed several times without explanation. The seats were terribly uncomfortable and wifi isn’t included. All these make for a less than ideal flight.

Internet service was erratic. Crew service was poor and slow. My luggage on this non-stop flight was lost and not recovered

Flight was 1/2 hour delayed leaving Phoenix. Otherwise it was an average flight. Flight crew on this trip was very nice.

Horrible - they lied to me about baggage & boarding, even though I specifically spoke to their agents the day before my flight about my issue. When I showed up they did not let me board and stranded me at my airport until I bought a new flight with money I did not have to spend.

The experience was great and much better than the flight going out. of course I was in first class but the service was excellent

Comfort of seats, ease of boarding. Food selection could be better

Food options were limited which is absolutely embarrassing for a Flight of this size The staff did not come around as much and I am not accustomed to such poor service from American Airlines Drinks I believe were limited to soda and water

Crew were attentive and friendly. Flight was smooth and early! I enjoyed the less crowded plane. Thank you!

We are gluten free, there were not any available complimentary gluten free options.

No meal on a cross country flight? SFO-MiA is pretty much the definition of a coast to coast flight. No meal provided. Sky high wi-fi rates too. Stop nickel and diming your customers.

I love air Canada. The staff is so helpful and friendly and attentive. I paid for extra room but chose a ser near a person who took up a lot of space which gave me less space than regular economy, I was sad I did that!

No meal. Flight crew was wonderful, happily finding me storage for my guitar. THANK YOU!!!

Flight was delayed for almost 3 hours. Communication of gate change was poor. Email and screen said one gate and it was a different gate from that. Gate changed first to 64 B and then to 64 C. Originally it was 68B. 64C was not communicated properly!

Plenty of room in the exit row. Sat on the plane an hour before taking off.☹️ Landed late and had to wait for gate availability.

Flight was on time early arrival better entertainment good staff.everything was excellent

They canceled the flight on us very close to the flight date .

My experience was pretty frustrating because the first leg of my flight on United (though booked through Air Canada) was delayed causing me to miss my connecting flight on Air Canada. This could have been an easy solve as there was a direct flight later that morning via Air Canada that they easily could have put me on which would have only gotten me to my destination 2 1/2 hours later but because United and Air Canada don’t seem to have good communication they gave me the run around both telling me to talk with the other which I did three times to no avail. I ended up taking the delayed flight and getting on a new connecting flight which ended up getting me to my destination 6 hours later and I missed the event I was planning to go to this evening.

Everything went smoothly and as expected. We were on time and one flight arrived early.

This is not a Business Class equipped airplane and even the crew apologize before take over BUT BUT Air Canada charged full business class fare

Very good other than we have to wait for one crew and we’re delayed and the pilot and his co- pilot has to make a difference to be right on time arrival. Disappointed about no food service also.

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