How long is a flight to Hawaii? Plus 5 Travel Tips to Know for 2023

Are you planning a trip to Hawaii? Excellent, a trip to Hawaii is always a good idea.

Now it’s time to see how long it will take you to get to Hawaii.

Well, just know it will take a long time because Hawaii is located in the middle of the pacific ocean.

In this post, I answer frequent questions I get asked like,

How Long Is A Flight To Hawaii?

  • Los Angeles to Hawaii- 5 hours 48 minutes
  • Tokyo to Hawaii- 6 hours, 40 minutes
  • Dallas to Hawaii- 8 hours, 24 minutes
  • Chicago to Hawaii – 9 hours, 10 minutes
  • NYC to Hawaii-11 hours, 05 minutes
  • Toronto to Hawaii -11hours, 39 minutes
  • Melbourne to Hawaii- 19 hours, 49 minutes
  • London to Hawaii-28 hours, 05 minutes

Note: Don’t see your location? Use your favorite flight search tool. For simplicity, I used the flight search tool sorting by shortest duration on Skyscanner for this post. For this post, I used Honolulu airport as the destination airport. Research your city and destination before to make sure of flight times. Especially now with covid, it’s more usual to have multiple stops, and times are constantly changing.

How Much Does A Flight Ticket To Hawaii Cost?

Depending on the season, the price of flights may vary, and it also depends on how far in advance you book a ticket, and January and September are the cheapest months.

June and December are the most expensive months. The average price for airfare would be $500 round trip.

(Ticket within the US to Hawaii)

Want to learn more about how much a trip to Hawaii really costs? Read more in this in-depth blog post.

What Are The Best Airlines That Fly To Hawaii?

aloha from Hawaii with Hawaiian airlines plane

The following airlines operate nonstop flights from one mainland U.S. city to one Hawaiian airport.

  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines

If you want to be in the Aloha spirit before you get to Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines makes you feel that. 

Hawaiian Airlines plays Hawaiian music during boarding, island-themed crew uniforms, and is a company that truly embodies all things Hawaii.

We all have a favorite airline or have miles with a specific airline already.

I would first check the shortest duration of the flights available and the price and see what is best for the budget and how I can get miles because it is a long trip. 

It’s also important to note that you might need to connect when flying to Hawaii.

5 Best Tips for the Flight to Hawaii

1. Arrive Early

If you’re always late to the airport, this trip I would recommend not arriving late. There is more process than just checking in your bag. 

Allow enough time so that everything goes smoothly and avoid quarantine when you arrive in Hawaii. Have all required documents determined by the safe travels program ready to present at the gate.

You will receive a wristband indicating all your information was confirmed and okay to enter Hawaii.

2. Wipe Down Your Seat!

I don’t know about you, but I have been wiping down everything I will be touching on my flight before Covid was a thing. 

I make sure I wipe down everything with my favorite sanitizing wipes from the seat, window, armrest, tray table, touch screen, buttons, remote even the seat belt.  

3. Stay Hydrated

It’s essential to stay hydrated when flying to avoid dehydration.

I always have an empty reusable water bottle through security and use the water fountains to refill it.

While traveling and during flight, avoid drinking alcohol, which dehydrates your body.

Dehydration also exaggerates jet lag.

4. Bring your entertainment

Having a long flight to Hawaii, you will need to be entertained, and I found that on my flight to Hawaii with Hawaiian airlines, the media was old, nothing new luckily, I was able to sleep the whole flight from Las Vegas.

5. Bring snacks

I think this is the most crucial tip, now that there aren’t many travelers like before covid many businesses are closed or short-staffed.

The past few times at the airport, I was hungry looking for food, and most places were closed or had a huge line not worth standing in.

Conclusion: How Long Is A Flight To Hawaii?

Now it’s time to book that dream vacation.

Yes, the flight is a long one, but it will be worth it.

This guide shows, many airlines are offering nonstop flights between the mainland U.S. and Hawaii. 

If you don’t live in a city with an airport that offers nonstop flights to Hawaii,

you may need to book a connecting flight. 


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