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San Francisco to Honolulu Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 25m
Flights Arrive in Honolulu
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $355
Distance 2,396 miles
Airlines Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United, Sun Country Air, American Airlines, Delta

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Average Price:
$438
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$334
or less (round trip)

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FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Honolulu Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 25m, covering a distance of 2396 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Honolulu?
There are 286 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Honolulu per week, averaging 38 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Honolulu?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($355), Hawaiian Airlines ($364) and Alaska Airlines ($390).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Honolulu?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Honolulu?
United (8 times daily), Air New Zealand (7 times daily), Fiji Airways (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Honolulu?
For San Francisco to Honolulu, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Honolulu back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$355
only
$355
Destination
Honolulu
$355
only
$355
Wed, Jan 23
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
9h 15m
Wed, Jan 30
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
10h 55m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 21
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 55m
Mon, Feb 11
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Trip: 22 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

The boarding was very smooth and efficient, and my seat mate was a very interesting person to talk to. A wonderful flight.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Online check in and Check in terminals at airport didn’t work

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Really friendly attendants

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Boarding didn’t take too long and seats were comfortable.

WiFi on plane would be awesome!

SFO
HNL
Okay 4.3

The free run punch and chips they serve right before landing.

Reserved seats and they were not honored. Instead we were stuck in the next to last row. Agents were unapologetic and did not care.

Sat, Dec 1
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
8h 39m
Wed, Dec 5
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
13h 05m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PHX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Love Alaska Airlines

SAN
PDX
Excellent 8.0

All was fine

KOA
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Updates on flight

Everything was great!

SEA
LAS
Excellent 10.0

On time, clean and easy

Nothing.

SEA
ONT
Excellent 8.0

N/a

Fri, Mar 1
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 38m
Wed, Mar 6
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Trip: 6 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 189 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
HNL
Good 6.3

Boarding was a chaos, so many passengers didn’t know which line they should follow, everything was unbearably slow

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Good pilot

Everything else and being really late

SFO
HNL
Okay 5.0

Friendly, efficient crew. Short, smooth flight.

Bit of a delay, no entertainment due to technical difficulties. No forewarning of the technical difficulties until after we were on board the flight. A gate announcement would have allowed time to find a movie on Amazon, or some other platform for the flight.

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed 2 hours, but was not notified of delay. Also, our gate was changed three times.

SFO
HNL
Okay 4.6

The food was horrible for the price. We had 4 crying babies surrounding us. It was a full plain so we were told to check our carry ons but upon getting inside the plane there was still space in the overheads.

Fri, Nov 30
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
23h 45m
Wed, Dec 5
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
15h 05m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,335 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
PDX
MSP
Excellent 8.3

Everything went on schedule, didn’t have food or use entertainment

BOS
MSP
Good 6.0

Excellent price for non-stop flight

No entertainment, no free snack

PDX
MSP
Mediocre 3.6

They boarded us quickly

Having to wait on the plane 15 minutes until someone could attach the jet bridge

MSP
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The flight and boarding were good.

I'm shocked at what is needed to make a profit these days. Charging $40 for a carry-on bag is absurd. Good thing I read the details at check-in. I did not mind paying $6 for my assigned seat.

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Yes very much

Mon, Oct 1
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
16h 08m
Thu, Oct 4
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 33,678 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
POP
MIA
Okay 5.3

i arrived alive

My flight was delayed on the way to Puerto Plata on 9/9 which made me miss an entire day and I was billed for a stay at the resort. I was booked to a crappy room in MIA that I had to get changed to another hotel. THEN my departing flight from Puerto Plata back to the US was delayed 2 plus hours (as was the first flight) due to a flat tire that had to be replaced. I missed my connecting flight and had to be placed on the next flight to DCA which was the last flight. This experience was the worst. I do not have a favorable opinion of American, of which I have flown this airline for years.

CUN
PHX
Mediocre 3.3

The crew members had a good attitude, pilot in particular

Two cancelled flights, a dozen delays, and 14 hours of travel later I finally had to rent a car and drive home.

ORD
EWR
Mediocre 2.6

Just one of the crew (a young African American female) was pleasant the rest were mediocre.

The wait was horrible, the boarding was delayed and the plane was hot and stuffy. Very bad first experience.

ORD
CDG
Excellent 9.0

The plane departed and arrived as scheduled. Flight attendants weee courteous and responsive.

I was cramped in Seat B.

HSV
DCA
Excellent 10.0

Our flight attendant was delightful. Nothing special with a flight, as long as its was on time.

Fri, Dec 28
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 54m
Thu, Jan 10
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
4h 54m
Trip: 14 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
JFK
PRG
Good 7.6

Complimentary beverages.

Chicken and pasta for dinner

BWI
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Excellent

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

Food was unexpectedly good.

The flight was delayed for 40 minutes. We could hardly catch connecting flight

AUS
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Charging stations, roomy seats

One attendant was a bit snarky.

SWF
DTW
Okay 5.3

Love delta’s Customer service!

Was wearing shorts and flip flops and the A/C was on full blast which is at the bottom on the side so my feet and legs were freezing the entire flight!

Mon, Nov 12
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
25h 55m
Mon, Nov 19
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Sep 24
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 30m
Mon, Oct 1
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
SFO
HNL
Okay 4.3

The free run punch and chips they serve right before landing.

Reserved seats and they were not honored. Instead we were stuck in the next to last row. Agents were unapologetic and did not care.

SFO
HNL
Okay 5.3

Most airlines offer free entertainment on long distance domestic flights as long as you bring your own headphones. This is a 5-hour flight. Why would Hawaiian Airline want to charge $7.99 for viewing a movie?

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Boarding didn’t take too long and seats were comfortable.

WiFi on plane would be awesome!

SFO
HNL
Okay 4.6

Food was better than most domestic airlines. Seats were large enough for comfortability during a long flight. Seats against walls still recline.

Domestically, infotainment, headphones, blankets, and most drinks cost money. Can't pick seats online for international flights, so we're stuck with whatever is leftover. Planes not particularly clean; lots of crevices with years of debris.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 9.3

There should have been movie/tv options that were free!

Mon, Oct 1
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 25m
Tue, Oct 2
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 10m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

arrived quickly and

PDX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

All the stewardess' and pilots were very friendly and even noticed that they were friendly to one another. Planes were clean, seats were comfortable. It was my first time flying at 54 years old and the stewardess' checked with me several times to see how I was doing and even the pilots spoke to me about my fear of flying prior to take off. All in all Alaska is great to take care of their passengers the way they did. They seemed to go the extra mile on both my flights.

N/A

PHX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Love Alaska Airlines

SEA
LAS
Excellent 10.0

On time, clean and easy

Nothing.

SAN
PDX
Excellent 8.0

All was fine

Mon, Dec 3
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
15h 00m
Mon, Dec 17
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
13h 05m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 28
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 55m
Sun, Mar 10
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
4h 55m
Trip: 11 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
SFO
HNL
Excellent 9.3

There should have been movie/tv options that were free!

SFO
HNL
Okay 4.3

The free run punch and chips they serve right before landing.

Reserved seats and they were not honored. Instead we were stuck in the next to last row. Agents were unapologetic and did not care.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Acomadations were ok food and drink service were consistant good entertainment and hospitality

The only thing that I didnt like was due to my own actions with scheduling and non transferable tickets the insurance didnt cover anything complete waste of money and I had to cancel my charter due to issues with my flight and didnt recieve much help trying to rectify the situation all in all I lost a lot of money

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Really friendly attendants

SFO
HNL
Okay 5.3

Most airlines offer free entertainment on long distance domestic flights as long as you bring your own headphones. This is a 5-hour flight. Why would Hawaiian Airline want to charge $7.99 for viewing a movie?

Sun, Nov 18
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Thu, Nov 22
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
16h 30m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
HNL
Good 7.3

The flight took the blink of an eye.

I would have liked to have been woken for the food dispersal and being over 6 feet O cannot say enough about adequate leg room or lack thereof.

ORD
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Had the chance to watch interactions with boarding attendants and other passengers and flight crew. Was always very informative and friendly to passengers, flight crew and ground crew and always seemed informed on what was going on. Flight was great and stewardess' were super friendly and helpful.

N/A

PHX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Love Alaska Airlines

SAN
SFO
Good 7.6

arrived quickly and

SEA
LAS
Excellent 10.0

On time, clean and easy

Nothing.

Tue, Dec 4
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
15h 00m
Mon, Dec 10
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
14h 19m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 4
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 55m
Mon, Mar 11
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Trip: 7 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Acomadations were ok food and drink service were consistant good entertainment and hospitality

The only thing that I didnt like was due to my own actions with scheduling and non transferable tickets the insurance didnt cover anything complete waste of money and I had to cancel my charter due to issues with my flight and didnt recieve much help trying to rectify the situation all in all I lost a lot of money

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Really friendly attendants

SFO
HNL
Okay 5.3

Most airlines offer free entertainment on long distance domestic flights as long as you bring your own headphones. This is a 5-hour flight. Why would Hawaiian Airline want to charge $7.99 for viewing a movie?

SFO
HNL
Okay 4.6

Food was better than most domestic airlines. Seats were large enough for comfortability during a long flight. Seats against walls still recline.

Domestically, infotainment, headphones, blankets, and most drinks cost money. Can't pick seats online for international flights, so we're stuck with whatever is leftover. Planes not particularly clean; lots of crevices with years of debris.

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Crew was so nice, flight was easy, quick and smooth, and the whole thing was just enjoyable!

Everything was great!

Tue, Jan 29
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
9h 15m
Sun, Feb 3
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
16h 30m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 12
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Wed, Dec 19
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 15m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PHX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Love Alaska Airlines

PDX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

All the stewardess' and pilots were very friendly and even noticed that they were friendly to one another. Planes were clean, seats were comfortable. It was my first time flying at 54 years old and the stewardess' checked with me several times to see how I was doing and even the pilots spoke to me about my fear of flying prior to take off. All in all Alaska is great to take care of their passengers the way they did. They seemed to go the extra mile on both my flights.

N/A

SEA
ONT
Excellent 8.0

N/a

ORD
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Had the chance to watch interactions with boarding attendants and other passengers and flight crew. Was always very informative and friendly to passengers, flight crew and ground crew and always seemed informed on what was going on. Flight was great and stewardess' were super friendly and helpful.

N/A

SFO
ABQ
Good 6.0

Had to take bus to plane. Waited a long time on bus before it headed to plane. Male attendant spoke so fast he was not understandable.

Tue, Jan 8
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 55m
Sun, Jan 13
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
4h 54m
Trip: 6 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Crew was so nice, flight was easy, quick and smooth, and the whole thing was just enjoyable!

Everything was great!

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

The boarding was very smooth and efficient, and my seat mate was a very interesting person to talk to. A wonderful flight.

SFO
HNL
Okay 4.6

Food was better than most domestic airlines. Seats were large enough for comfortability during a long flight. Seats against walls still recline.

Domestically, infotainment, headphones, blankets, and most drinks cost money. Can't pick seats online for international flights, so we're stuck with whatever is leftover. Planes not particularly clean; lots of crevices with years of debris.

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Online check in and Check in terminals at airport didn’t work

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Acomadations were ok food and drink service were consistant good entertainment and hospitality

The only thing that I didnt like was due to my own actions with scheduling and non transferable tickets the insurance didnt cover anything complete waste of money and I had to cancel my charter due to issues with my flight and didnt recieve much help trying to rectify the situation all in all I lost a lot of money

Fri, Feb 1
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 55m
Mon, Feb 4
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
5h 05m
Trip: 4 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Acomadations were ok food and drink service were consistant good entertainment and hospitality

The only thing that I didnt like was due to my own actions with scheduling and non transferable tickets the insurance didnt cover anything complete waste of money and I had to cancel my charter due to issues with my flight and didnt recieve much help trying to rectify the situation all in all I lost a lot of money

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Really friendly attendants

SFO
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Crew was so nice, flight was easy, quick and smooth, and the whole thing was just enjoyable!

Everything was great!

SFO
HNL
Excellent 9.3

There should have been movie/tv options that were free!

SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

Online check in and Check in terminals at airport didn’t work

Mon, Nov 19
SFO
San Francisco
HNL
Honolulu
5h 45m
Tue, Nov 27
HNL
Honolulu
SFO
San Francisco
10h 01m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
SFO
Good 6.3

The plane was clean and enjoyable with a good selection of tv shows.

Issues with the two different airports. Both LAX and SFO have an aging infrastructure. We had difficulties boarding (jet bridge issues) and unboarding (another jet bridge issue).

KOA
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Updates on flight

Everything was great!

PHX
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Love Alaska Airlines

SEA
LAS
Excellent 10.0

On time, clean and easy

Nothing.

SAN
PDX
Excellent 8.0

All was fine

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