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Low Season:
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expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$725
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$516
or less (round trip)

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The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona was found 1 day before departure, on average.
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Morning departure is around 10% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Kailua-Kona Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona take?
An average nonstop flight takes 7h 46m, covering a distance of 2366 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Kailua-Kona?
There are 137 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Kailua-Kona per week, averaging 19 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Hawaiian Airlines ($347), Multiple Airlines ($358) and Delta ($362).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Kailua-Kona?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Kailua-Kona?
United (11 times daily), Copa Airlines (3 times daily), Lufthansa (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Kailua-Kona?
For San Francisco to Kailua-Kona, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Kailua-Kona back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$347
only
$347
Destination
Kailua Kona
$347
only
$347
Wed, May 16
SFO
KOA
8h 10m
Tue, May 22
KOA
SFO
9h 20m
Trip: 7 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 4270 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

We upgraded not quite first class but close enough well worth the money!

HNL
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Paid $600 for the better seats and they refused to give a full can of soda. Didn't get much of a window seat, the window was closer to the person in front of us. There was some guy on the plane in the same section as me and my husband and they gave him full cans so I guess it's who you know. I couldn't even eat the food, it made me nauseous. They arrived 30 minutes late and we almost missed our next flight. They didnt even ask for those with connecting flights to be let off first. Checked luggage handle was torn off by staff. Not worth the extra cost or going out of my way to book with Hawaiian. I won't go with them again.

SEA
OGG
Okay 5.3

Free rum punch, staff were pleasant

Crappy entertainment- you had to pay for 90% of the movies and television options, which are better quality and free on Alaska and Delta flights. Sucks for parents flying with children. And even though Hawaaian promotes offering a full meal at each flight all we got were yucky sandwiches.

SEA
HNL
Excellent 10.0

The over all experience was nice and the Hawaiian airlines personal was spot on for friendliness and help with my mom and her special needs and wheel chair assistance, it has made her first trip to Hawaii.

PHX
HNL
Mediocre 3.3

Early arrival

Rather rude flight attendants and gate agents. I had to wait a very long time to get my known traveler number in my boarding pass... they didn’t seem too know how to do it at first! Multiple times I was not given beverage service or trash pickup - like I was invisible in the horrible middle seat squished between two men. Awful!

Thu, Dec 28
SFO
KOA
8h 51m
Thu, Jan 11
KOA
SFO
8h 03m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jan 4
SFO
KOA
8h 51m
Thu, Jan 11
KOA
SFO
8h 23m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 9
SFO
KOA
10h 05m
Thu, Jan 18
KOA
SFO
9h 35m
Trip: 10 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14207 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SYR
MSP
Excellent 8.0

WiFi and free tv shows

My seat wouldn’t recline

SLC
SNA
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable seats in coach Good snacks Friendly crew

Nothing

MFR
SLC
Okay 4.6

Not sure who thought every passenger is 5'6 but for the rest of us, the seat pitch is ridiculously close. Like knees to the seat in front close. I'm 5'10 and I was very uncomfortable the entire flight.

See above

YYZ
YQB
Okay 5.0

They had to change tires before we lelt in Toronto. And we spent more than one hour on the tarmac.

SLC
SJC
Excellent 9.6

As always, the crew and amenities were first rate.

We were initially told that our flight would arrive early. Then we sat on the tarmac for a half hour before anyone could be bothered to tell us we were waiting for the plane to be de-iced.

Tue, Jan 16
SFO
KOA
7h 46m
Thu, Jan 25
KOA
SFO
8h 58m
Trip: 10 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 4270 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
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.

KOA
HNL
Excellent 9.5

out of food choices and the fish they had available was not interesting to me

SEA
OGG
Okay 5.3

Free rum punch, staff were pleasant

Crappy entertainment- you had to pay for 90% of the movies and television options, which are better quality and free on Alaska and Delta flights. Sucks for parents flying with children. And even though Hawaaian promotes offering a full meal at each flight all we got were yucky sandwiches.

SEA
HNL
Excellent 10.0

The over all experience was nice and the Hawaiian airlines personal was spot on for friendliness and help with my mom and her special needs and wheel chair assistance, it has made her first trip to Hawaii.

LIH
LAX
Good 6.0

Crew was efficient and generally friendly. Drink and food service was pretty decent.

No in flight movies, no wifi. They try and charge you seventeen dollars for an in flight tablet for entertainment. Pretty cheap to ask for that after we pay 500 dollars to fly to Hawaii! At least put a movie on... An no wifi??!! not really acceptable in this day and age.

Mon, Jan 1
SFO
KOA
8h 51m
Thu, Jan 25
KOA
SFO
8h 58m
Trip: 25 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 16
SFO
KOA
10h 05m
Wed, Jan 24
KOA
SFO
9h 35m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14207 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SLC
SJC
Excellent 9.6

As always, the crew and amenities were first rate.

We were initially told that our flight would arrive early. Then we sat on the tarmac for a half hour before anyone could be bothered to tell us we were waiting for the plane to be de-iced.

MCO
YYZ
Excellent 8.3

On time as scheduled.

N/A

YYZ
YQB
Okay 5.0

They had to change tires before we lelt in Toronto. And we spent more than one hour on the tarmac.

IND
DTW
Okay 4.0

No wifi couldn’t do any work

Was looking forward to completing some work but the wifi never came on.

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Seats were comfortable ... enough. Boarding process, once underway allowed me to get overhead bin and stash my other luggage in the seat below me. Flight wasn't overly booked (85-95%) so there appeared to be room for others to stretch out. Now about that crying kid...

Ugh. Weather delays. The flight was scheduled to board about 7P but it arrived late and they had to not only unload the self-loading cargo, but clean up afterwards. Would be nice to get a better estimate as to how long it would take to board so that I could hang out in the lounge. In addition, departure from JFK was delayed as well, either we missed the IFR window or got stuck behind some traffic and I fell asleep on the plane only to wake up what seemed an hour later just getting ready to hit V1. No upgrade.

Wed, Jan 17
SFO
KOA
7h 46m
Thu, Jan 25
KOA
SFO
8h 58m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 4270 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
SEA
HNL
Excellent 10.0

The over all experience was nice and the Hawaiian airlines personal was spot on for friendliness and help with my mom and her special needs and wheel chair assistance, it has made her first trip to Hawaii.

JFK
HNL
Good 6.0

That there were movies to watch, even though not such great options

Lost luggage that was gate checked, paid $600 extra for upgraded seats and they weren't great. We had a window seat but there was barely a window.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

We upgraded not quite first class but close enough well worth the money!

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.

SJC
OGG
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed 6+ hours and no alerts or messages sent to passengers even though it was a 7:30am flight. I would have expected to receive an email or text.

Tue, Jan 2
SFO
KOA
8h 51m
Thu, Jan 25
KOA
SFO
7h 00m
Trip: 24 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jan 21
SFO
KOA
11h 36m
Tue, Feb 6
KOA
SFO
10h 45m
Trip: 17 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14207 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
MCO
YYZ
Excellent 8.3

On time as scheduled.

N/A

MSP
YXE
Excellent 9.3

I was traveling for medical reasons and the Delta crew took great care of me, made sure I was at my connecting gate on time, and even put me in a better seat on the plane. Not sure if that was a coincidental upgrade, or intentional, but it was perfect.

SEA
LAX
Okay 4.0

Nothing, they didn’t care about you or to help, the llady was so rude and unfriendly, this situation ruin my whole trip

I call in advance to paid the fees for baggage, I call Aeromexico because was the main airline for the fly, but Delta at Seattle made me paid again the fees for baggage’s even by phone they said that I didn’t need to paid. BE AWARE AND CAREFUL BECAUSE THE LADIES IN THE FRONT DESK didn’t even look the paperwork that you have in hand, they only want to charge you saying that your payment thru Aeromexico didn’t help you in the 1st fly. How this can happen when Delta and Aeromexico are two subsidiary one of another ?

YYZ
YQB
Okay 5.0

They had to change tires before we lelt in Toronto. And we spent more than one hour on the tarmac.

LGA
YUL
Excellent 8.0

it was easy to navigate .

Thu, Jan 18
SFO
KOA
9h 46m
Tue, Jan 30
KOA
SFO
8h 58m
Trip: 13 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 4270 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
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.

SEA
HNL
Excellent 10.0

The over all experience was nice and the Hawaiian airlines personal was spot on for friendliness and help with my mom and her special needs and wheel chair assistance, it has made her first trip to Hawaii.

HNL
ITO
Excellent 8.0

The flight was on time. The stewardeses were very helpful and curtiouse.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

We upgraded not quite first class but close enough well worth the money!

LIH
LAX
Good 6.0

Crew was efficient and generally friendly. Drink and food service was pretty decent.

No in flight movies, no wifi. They try and charge you seventeen dollars for an in flight tablet for entertainment. Pretty cheap to ask for that after we pay 500 dollars to fly to Hawaii! At least put a movie on... An no wifi??!! not really acceptable in this day and age.

Wed, Jan 3
SFO
KOA
10h 05m
Thu, Jan 25
KOA
SFO
8h 58m
Trip: 23 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 26
SFO
KOA
10h 05m
Sun, Feb 4
KOA
SFO
9h 35m
Trip: 10 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14207 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
MCO
YYZ
Excellent 8.3

On time as scheduled.

N/A

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Seats were comfortable ... enough. Boarding process, once underway allowed me to get overhead bin and stash my other luggage in the seat below me. Flight wasn't overly booked (85-95%) so there appeared to be room for others to stretch out. Now about that crying kid...

Ugh. Weather delays. The flight was scheduled to board about 7P but it arrived late and they had to not only unload the self-loading cargo, but clean up afterwards. Would be nice to get a better estimate as to how long it would take to board so that I could hang out in the lounge. In addition, departure from JFK was delayed as well, either we missed the IFR window or got stuck behind some traffic and I fell asleep on the plane only to wake up what seemed an hour later just getting ready to hit V1. No upgrade.

LGA
YUL
Excellent 8.0

it was easy to navigate .

SEA
LAX
Okay 4.0

Nothing, they didn’t care about you or to help, the llady was so rude and unfriendly, this situation ruin my whole trip

I call in advance to paid the fees for baggage, I call Aeromexico because was the main airline for the fly, but Delta at Seattle made me paid again the fees for baggage’s even by phone they said that I didn’t need to paid. BE AWARE AND CAREFUL BECAUSE THE LADIES IN THE FRONT DESK didn’t even look the paperwork that you have in hand, they only want to charge you saying that your payment thru Aeromexico didn’t help you in the 1st fly. How this can happen when Delta and Aeromexico are two subsidiary one of another ?

SLC
SNA
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable seats in coach Good snacks Friendly crew

Nothing

Mon, Jan 22
SFO
KOA
7h 46m
Thu, Feb 1
KOA
SFO
6h 50m
Trip: 11 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 4270 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Paid $600 for the better seats and they refused to give a full can of soda. Didn't get much of a window seat, the window was closer to the person in front of us. There was some guy on the plane in the same section as me and my husband and they gave him full cans so I guess it's who you know. I couldn't even eat the food, it made me nauseous. They arrived 30 minutes late and we almost missed our next flight. They didnt even ask for those with connecting flights to be let off first. Checked luggage handle was torn off by staff. Not worth the extra cost or going out of my way to book with Hawaiian. I won't go with them again.

LIH
LAX
Good 6.0

Crew was efficient and generally friendly. Drink and food service was pretty decent.

No in flight movies, no wifi. They try and charge you seventeen dollars for an in flight tablet for entertainment. Pretty cheap to ask for that after we pay 500 dollars to fly to Hawaii! At least put a movie on... An no wifi??!! not really acceptable in this day and age.

SEA
HNL
Excellent 10.0

The over all experience was nice and the Hawaiian airlines personal was spot on for friendliness and help with my mom and her special needs and wheel chair assistance, it has made her first trip to Hawaii.

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.

KOA
HNL
Excellent 9.5

out of food choices and the fish they had available was not interesting to me

Thu, Jan 4
SFO
KOA
8h 51m
Thu, Jan 25
KOA
SFO
8h 58m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 31
SFO
KOA
11h 05m
Thu, Feb 8
KOA
SFO
10h 50m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14207 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LGA
YUL
Excellent 8.0

it was easy to navigate .

SLC
SNA
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable seats in coach Good snacks Friendly crew

Nothing

MSP
YXE
Excellent 9.3

I was traveling for medical reasons and the Delta crew took great care of me, made sure I was at my connecting gate on time, and even put me in a better seat on the plane. Not sure if that was a coincidental upgrade, or intentional, but it was perfect.

SEA
LAX
Okay 4.0

Nothing, they didn’t care about you or to help, the llady was so rude and unfriendly, this situation ruin my whole trip

I call in advance to paid the fees for baggage, I call Aeromexico because was the main airline for the fly, but Delta at Seattle made me paid again the fees for baggage’s even by phone they said that I didn’t need to paid. BE AWARE AND CAREFUL BECAUSE THE LADIES IN THE FRONT DESK didn’t even look the paperwork that you have in hand, they only want to charge you saying that your payment thru Aeromexico didn’t help you in the 1st fly. How this can happen when Delta and Aeromexico are two subsidiary one of another ?

MFR
SLC
Okay 4.6

Not sure who thought every passenger is 5'6 but for the rest of us, the seat pitch is ridiculously close. Like knees to the seat in front close. I'm 5'10 and I was very uncomfortable the entire flight.

See above

Tue, Jan 23
SFO
KOA
7h 46m
Thu, Feb 1
KOA
SFO
8h 13m
Trip: 10 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 4270 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
SAN
Excellent 10.0

We upgraded not quite first class but close enough well worth the money!

KOA
HNL
Excellent 9.5

out of food choices and the fish they had available was not interesting to me

SEA
HNL
Excellent 10.0

The over all experience was nice and the Hawaiian airlines personal was spot on for friendliness and help with my mom and her special needs and wheel chair assistance, it has made her first trip to Hawaii.

HNL
ITO
Excellent 8.0

The flight was on time. The stewardeses were very helpful and curtiouse.

SEA
OGG
Okay 5.3

Free rum punch, staff were pleasant

Crappy entertainment- you had to pay for 90% of the movies and television options, which are better quality and free on Alaska and Delta flights. Sucks for parents flying with children. And even though Hawaaian promotes offering a full meal at each flight all we got were yucky sandwiches.

Sun, Jan 7
SFO
KOA
10h 05m
Wed, Jan 17
KOA
SFO
7h 00m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 8
SFO
KOA
10h 05m
Thu, Feb 15
KOA
SFO
9h 23m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14207 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
MFR
SLC
Okay 4.6

Not sure who thought every passenger is 5'6 but for the rest of us, the seat pitch is ridiculously close. Like knees to the seat in front close. I'm 5'10 and I was very uncomfortable the entire flight.

See above

IND
DTW
Okay 4.0

No wifi couldn’t do any work

Was looking forward to completing some work but the wifi never came on.

SLC
SJC
Excellent 9.6

As always, the crew and amenities were first rate.

We were initially told that our flight would arrive early. Then we sat on the tarmac for a half hour before anyone could be bothered to tell us we were waiting for the plane to be de-iced.

YYZ
YQB
Okay 5.0

They had to change tires before we lelt in Toronto. And we spent more than one hour on the tarmac.

LGA
YUL
Excellent 8.0

it was easy to navigate .

Wed, Jan 24
SFO
KOA
7h 46m
Mon, Feb 5
KOA
SFO
9h 20m
Trip: 13 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 4270 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
HNL
ITO
Excellent 8.0

The flight was on time. The stewardeses were very helpful and curtiouse.

PHX
HNL
Mediocre 3.3

Early arrival

Rather rude flight attendants and gate agents. I had to wait a very long time to get my known traveler number in my boarding pass... they didn’t seem too know how to do it at first! Multiple times I was not given beverage service or trash pickup - like I was invisible in the horrible middle seat squished between two men. Awful!

JFK
HNL
Good 6.0

That there were movies to watch, even though not such great options

Lost luggage that was gate checked, paid $600 extra for upgraded seats and they weren't great. We had a window seat but there was barely a window.

HNL
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Paid $600 for the better seats and they refused to give a full can of soda. Didn't get much of a window seat, the window was closer to the person in front of us. There was some guy on the plane in the same section as me and my husband and they gave him full cans so I guess it's who you know. I couldn't even eat the food, it made me nauseous. They arrived 30 minutes late and we almost missed our next flight. They didnt even ask for those with connecting flights to be let off first. Checked luggage handle was torn off by staff. Not worth the extra cost or going out of my way to book with Hawaiian. I won't go with them again.

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.

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