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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1100
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$969
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona

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The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona was found 1 day before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 16% 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 San Francisco to Kailua-Kona Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 29m, covering a distance of 2366 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Kailua-Kona?
There are 133 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Kailua-Kona per week, averaging 18 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 ($354), Multiple Airlines ($363) and American Airlines ($373).
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), Alaska Airlines (2 times daily), Virgin America (2 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, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Kailua-Kona back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$354
only
$354
Destination
Kailua-Kona
$354
only
$354
Tue, Apr 24
SFO
KOA
8h 51m
Wed, May 2
KOA
SFO
9h 32m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 4771 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
OGG
SEA
Excellent 9.6

Appreciated friendly crew and meal service.

Unfortunately only one meal offering which was meat and Ham vegetarian.

OGG
LAX
Good 6.6

Food was great and an added bonus

Had to pay for all entertainment including music and games.

LAX
LIH
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were excellent, airplane was very comfortable and clean.

SJC
OGG
Excellent 10.0

Amazing staff. Serving complimentary food and complimentary cary on baggage check in. Provide free drinks and entertainment.

PDX
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Fantastic in comparison to the many I have flown. Service was great, up graded economic seats had plenty of room and were fairly comfortable. Nice big plane. I did feel swished in like a sardine.

Wed, Apr 4
SFO
KOA
8h 51m
Thu, Apr 12
KOA
SFO
8h 22m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 7
SFO
KOA
8h 59m
Tue, Mar 13
KOA
SFO
8h 23m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28375 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
ILM
CLT
Okay 4.6

The crew was nice

I flew American four times in 7 days, every flight was delayed. delay times varied from 90 minutes to over three hours. Fog in Chicago was beyond anybody's control, but the other times were not weather related, I recently flew frontier Air and their flights were also late. I jinxed myself by stating I never have this issue with AA. Great job at proving me wrong. I flew a good bit last year and these issues didn't start until after the new year., Thank you for your time.

YEG
PHX
Okay 4.0

The gate attendants and on-board crew were lovely. Pilots provided info which was great and made up some of the long delay.

There is not enough space to list everything. I paid $800 for a normally $300 flight, then paid an extra $75 for the ability to board early so I could store my very small roller carry-on. The in-bound flight was 2 hours late and even though I could track that easily, and assumed our flight would also be two hours late, the AA website insisted the outbound flight would be on time. So like everyone else, I went to the airport. And it wasn't until just before the original departure time that the update was indicated. Really?? If I knew the flight was going to be two hours late,that means AA knew, and didn't care enough about their passengers to advise them. Then when we boarded, my bag was taken away for gate check because the flight did not allow roller bags. After I paid extra. How can AA not advise you when you book your flight that roller bags would not be allowed?? Talk about a money-grab. I unfortunately have a return ticket and am not wealthy enough to throw it away and book on another airline, but I would if I could. I will never fly AA again and I will share my story far and wide.

HND
LAX
Okay 4.0

Assigned middle seat, no choice.

LGA
PHL
Okay 4.6

Short flight

Attendant at gate insisted my daughter's carry-on bag get checked because he put it crooked into the sizer. When I adjusted it and showed him that it fit, he still insisted that we check it. Unpleasant way to start our trip.

SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

Wed, May 30
SFO
KOA
17h 05m
Mon, Jun 4
KOA
SFO
5h 02m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16988 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SAN
SEA
Good 6.3

Friendly staff, quick to get on the plane after a long wait in the security line. TSA is very inefficient in SAN.

The cabin crew didn’t let us know we got free drinks on the premium seating area. Hey should invite us proactively to order our drinks. The menu does not contain info on what is included on the premium seating purchased. The seats are too narrow.

SEA
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

I dispatched a guitar in a hard case. It was labeled fragile and sent to a separate compartment. The guitar was poorly treated and the case was broken all over. Very disappointing. On top of that I had requested window seat and got the middle seat. No food was served and there was no movies to watch or anything, considering this was a five hour flight

SEA
SAN
Excellent 9.6

Had no problems and web site no issues.

Flight was late but was airlines fault, no issues with web site

PDX
SFO
Okay 4.3

The crew was funny and handled the delay nicely

No notice of 2 hour delay

FAI
SEA
Excellent 9.6

Easy on off and let us sleep

Tue, Mar 13
SFO
KOA
5h 45m
Fri, Mar 16
KOA
SFO
5h 02m
Trip: 4 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 31 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
KOA
Excellent 9.6

The seats in coach were curved in a weird way. The seats made my posture bad.

SFO
KOA
Okay 5.3

The boarding was fast and easy. The crew were friendly and accommodating. The entertainment was bring your own phone, tablet or computer to watch movies over wifi. We could not access our United account so we could not watch the movies, which was lame for a 5 hour flight. The food was also unpleasant as usual. You'd think a multimillion dollar airline could afford to feed people more than drinks and a cookie. What happened to the hospitality of the industry? If you came to my house for 5 hours and I gave you one cookie and a beverage maybe two you would think I was rude or down right cheap.

The crew were wonderful. My husband was on a business trip and I was able to sit with him. The staff didn't wake me up and they were generous with the sodas.

SFO
KOA
Excellent 8.0

The gate was right next to the one I flew in from.

SFO
KOA
Okay 5.0

The entertainment onboard was good

Five hour delay due to the aircraft maintenance.

SFO
KOA
Excellent 10.0

Hu

Thu, Mar 8
SFO
KOA
5h 45m
Mon, Mar 12
KOA
SFO
5h 13m
Trip: 4 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

over three hours delayed. Crew on plane was friendly.

SFO
DAL
Excellent 8.0

comfortable seats and TV everyseat plus wifi texting

Aircraft A319 did not have charging USB port not even peanuts, all food was pay even thought it was a through flight and same plane, they made us get off at Dallas

BWI
SFO
Good 7.3

Doesn't it get restocked before takeoff?

SFO
SEA
Okay 4.8

We didn't crash.

We had to wait 1.5 for the pilots to arrive....after we boarded the plane. The air was not working on the ground, so the plane was about 80 degrees.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Boarded on time and took off on time. Flight was smooth.

Wed, Apr 25
SFO
KOA
8h 51m
Wed, May 2
KOA
SFO
9h 32m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 4771 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.9
LAX
LIH
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were excellent, airplane was very comfortable and clean.

HNL
JFK
Good 6.3

Crew very friendly. Plane clean.

The charging plugs did not work. The entertainment choices were not good and were limited. There was a charge for each selection, not even a one fee for access throughout the flight. This is terrible for a 10hr flight.

SJC
OGG
Excellent 10.0

Amazing staff. Serving complimentary food and complimentary cary on baggage check in. Provide free drinks and entertainment.

OGG
SEA
Excellent 9.6

Appreciated friendly crew and meal service.

Unfortunately only one meal offering which was meat and Ham vegetarian.

SJC
HNL
Okay 4.3

Crew

No seat assignment early. Substandard entertainment. 15 minutes late on ground to open door and let us out!

Thu, Jul 26
SFO
KOA
8h 31m
Thu, Aug 9
KOA
SFO
8h 25m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
CUN
ATL
Good 7.0

Staff was friendly. Flight was smooth.

Media kept freezing. They had to reboot the system several times.

DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

Tue, May 1
SFO
KOA
7h 40m
Mon, May 7
KOA
SFO
10h 30m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, May 3
SFO
KOA
8h 41m
Mon, May 7
KOA
SFO
9h 01m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28375 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
ILM
CLT
Okay 4.6

The crew was nice

I flew American four times in 7 days, every flight was delayed. delay times varied from 90 minutes to over three hours. Fog in Chicago was beyond anybody's control, but the other times were not weather related, I recently flew frontier Air and their flights were also late. I jinxed myself by stating I never have this issue with AA. Great job at proving me wrong. I flew a good bit last year and these issues didn't start until after the new year., Thank you for your time.

MAD
PHL
Good 6.6

Flight was under booked so there was plenty of room.

Crew was unexpectedly loud/chatty with one another throughout the flight, even when things were quite and calm they were calling over our heads to one another and laughing loudly. Initially, it's an international flight from Spain and no crew members in my section atleast could speak Spanish. I had to help a passenger who only spoke spanish because the attendant kept repeating an order in english, just getting louder each time.

YEG
PHX
Okay 4.0

The gate attendants and on-board crew were lovely. Pilots provided info which was great and made up some of the long delay.

There is not enough space to list everything. I paid $800 for a normally $300 flight, then paid an extra $75 for the ability to board early so I could store my very small roller carry-on. The in-bound flight was 2 hours late and even though I could track that easily, and assumed our flight would also be two hours late, the AA website insisted the outbound flight would be on time. So like everyone else, I went to the airport. And it wasn't until just before the original departure time that the update was indicated. Really?? If I knew the flight was going to be two hours late,that means AA knew, and didn't care enough about their passengers to advise them. Then when we boarded, my bag was taken away for gate check because the flight did not allow roller bags. After I paid extra. How can AA not advise you when you book your flight that roller bags would not be allowed?? Talk about a money-grab. I unfortunately have a return ticket and am not wealthy enough to throw it away and book on another airline, but I would if I could. I will never fly AA again and I will share my story far and wide.

PHL
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight attendants very friendly. The gate attendant found us two seats together even though they couldn't do it initially in NYC.

Sitting in the last row.

BOS
LAX
Okay 4.0

What you expect from an internal US flight: no food, crowded flight, cramped seats. I have come to expect two things - arrive on time and arrive safely. The good, we arrived safely.

Pulled away from gate and sat on tarmac for over an hour while technical difficulties fixed. We should not have boarded until plane was ready. We arrived over one hour late and just made connecting flight. Our luggage was not so fortunate.

Mon, May 7
SFO
KOA
9h 05m
Mon, May 14
KOA
SFO
9h 01m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Aug 28
SFO
KOA
8h 14m
Thu, Sep 6
KOA
SFO
10h 23m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28375 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
PHL
PVD
Okay 5.3

Flight was not completely full so I got an empty seat next to me.

We were delayed due to some balance issues.

YEG
PHX
Okay 4.0

The gate attendants and on-board crew were lovely. Pilots provided info which was great and made up some of the long delay.

There is not enough space to list everything. I paid $800 for a normally $300 flight, then paid an extra $75 for the ability to board early so I could store my very small roller carry-on. The in-bound flight was 2 hours late and even though I could track that easily, and assumed our flight would also be two hours late, the AA website insisted the outbound flight would be on time. So like everyone else, I went to the airport. And it wasn't until just before the original departure time that the update was indicated. Really?? If I knew the flight was going to be two hours late,that means AA knew, and didn't care enough about their passengers to advise them. Then when we boarded, my bag was taken away for gate check because the flight did not allow roller bags. After I paid extra. How can AA not advise you when you book your flight that roller bags would not be allowed?? Talk about a money-grab. I unfortunately have a return ticket and am not wealthy enough to throw it away and book on another airline, but I would if I could. I will never fly AA again and I will share my story far and wide.

MAD
PHL
Good 6.6

Flight was under booked so there was plenty of room.

Crew was unexpectedly loud/chatty with one another throughout the flight, even when things were quite and calm they were calling over our heads to one another and laughing loudly. Initially, it's an international flight from Spain and no crew members in my section atleast could speak Spanish. I had to help a passenger who only spoke spanish because the attendant kept repeating an order in english, just getting louder each time.

ILM
CLT
Okay 4.6

The crew was nice

I flew American four times in 7 days, every flight was delayed. delay times varied from 90 minutes to over three hours. Fog in Chicago was beyond anybody's control, but the other times were not weather related, I recently flew frontier Air and their flights were also late. I jinxed myself by stating I never have this issue with AA. Great job at proving me wrong. I flew a good bit last year and these issues didn't start until after the new year., Thank you for your time.

LGA
PHL
Okay 4.6

Short flight

Attendant at gate insisted my daughter's carry-on bag get checked because he put it crooked into the sizer. When I adjusted it and showed him that it fit, he still insisted that we check it. Unpleasant way to start our trip.

Tue, Feb 27
SFO
KOA
7h 51m
Wed, Mar 7
KOA
SFO
8h 38m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jun 5
SFO
KOA
13h 05m
Wed, Jun 6
KOA
SFO
5h 02m
Trip: 2 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16988 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
FAI
SEA
Excellent 9.6

Easy on off and let us sleep

SEA
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Flight attendant was REALLY SLOW.

PDX
SFO
Okay 4.3

The crew was funny and handled the delay nicely

No notice of 2 hour delay

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SEA
SJC
Okay 4.6

Flight time

Behavior of Stewardess Barbara extremely rude. I had gone to the restroom at the back of the aircraft at the beginning of service. I went up and wanted to sit on my 7C seat but she refused to move the cart to accommodate me to pass and made me stand at the back of the flight for 2 hour of the 1 hr 45 mins flight time

Mon, Feb 26
SFO
KOA
8h 59m
Wed, Feb 28
KOA
SFO
11h 21m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28375 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
MAD
PHL
Good 6.6

Flight was under booked so there was plenty of room.

Crew was unexpectedly loud/chatty with one another throughout the flight, even when things were quite and calm they were calling over our heads to one another and laughing loudly. Initially, it's an international flight from Spain and no crew members in my section atleast could speak Spanish. I had to help a passenger who only spoke spanish because the attendant kept repeating an order in english, just getting louder each time.

SAT
MIA
Excellent 10.0

All

Nothing

LGA
PHL
Okay 4.6

Short flight

Attendant at gate insisted my daughter's carry-on bag get checked because he put it crooked into the sizer. When I adjusted it and showed him that it fit, he still insisted that we check it. Unpleasant way to start our trip.

HND
LAX
Okay 4.0

Assigned middle seat, no choice.

SCL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

The professionalism from the entire crew. Very smooth flight. The in-flight meal was very good .

Even dow we were late departing Santiago Chile, we made it to Dallas in good time.

Fri, Apr 13
SFO
KOA
5h 29m
Sun, Apr 22
KOA
SFO
5h 03m
Trip: 10 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 31 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
KOA
Good 6.6

Boarding personnel was short and rude in some instances. Condescending comments were made when passengers were not forming lines to their liking.

SFO
KOA
Excellent 8.0

The gate was right next to the one I flew in from.

SFO
KOA
Excellent 9.6

The seats in coach were curved in a weird way. The seats made my posture bad.

SFO
KOA
Okay 5.0

The entertainment selection was great!! The crew was great!

It was SO hot on plane, I was miserable the whole flight. It started out with a delay on the tarmac due to the air conditioning not working. We had to wait for maintenance to fix that. That wasn’t a big deal to me. We didn’t have a connecting flight to catch, so we were understanding....things happen. The problem for me began when HOT air was blowing on my legs the WHOLE flight. I was miserable! They only had pizza for purchase which did NOT sound appetizing in that heat. It was a terribly long flight and I was so happy to land and get off!!

SFO
KOA
Excellent 10.0

Hu

Tue, Aug 28
SFO
KOA
8h 14m
Thu, Sep 6
KOA
SFO
10h 54m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Apr 8
SFO
KOA
5h 45m
Mon, Apr 16
KOA
SFO
8h 45m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jun 11
SFO
KOA
5h 45m
Thu, Jun 14
KOA
SFO
5h 02m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16988 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Flight attendant was REALLY SLOW.

SEA
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Up and down, no problems

Chocolate and almonds for breakfast snack?

SEA
SAN
Excellent 9.6

Had no problems and web site no issues.

Flight was late but was airlines fault, no issues with web site

SEA
SJC
Okay 4.6

Flight time

Behavior of Stewardess Barbara extremely rude. I had gone to the restroom at the back of the aircraft at the beginning of service. I went up and wanted to sit on my 7C seat but she refused to move the cart to accommodate me to pass and made me stand at the back of the flight for 2 hour of the 1 hr 45 mins flight time

PDX
SFO
Okay 4.3

The crew was funny and handled the delay nicely

No notice of 2 hour delay

Wed, Jun 13
SFO
KOA
5h 45m
Wed, Jun 20
KOA
SFO
5h 02m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16988 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
PSP
Good 7.6

Great crew efficient and friendly... really like new Wi-Fi entertainment

SEA
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Flight attendant was REALLY SLOW.

PDX
SFO
Okay 4.3

The crew was funny and handled the delay nicely

No notice of 2 hour delay

SEA
SAN
Excellent 9.6

Had no problems and web site no issues.

Flight was late but was airlines fault, no issues with web site

PVR
SEA
Excellent 8.0

We were separated...we had to try to negotiate with other passengers to trade seats so we could sit as a family. We purchased our tickets 4 months in advance, there’s no reason for us to not be sitting together!!!

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San Francisco to Kailua-Kona Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 23m
Flights Arrive in Kailua-Kona
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $354
Distance 2366 miles
Airlines Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United, Virgin America, Delta
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