Flights to Hawaii: FareCompare Cheat Sheet

Find Flights to Hawaii

The beauty of a trip to Hawaii is how many worlds you can experience in a single visit: incredible natural wonders; sophisticated nightlife; a colorful, vibrant culture; exquisite international dining; pristine postcard beaches, and all of it wrapped in the warmth of a tropical sun.

Top Hawaiian Attractions and Deals for Tourists

But let’s focus on getting to Hawaii without breaking the bank.

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Best Days to Fly to Hawaii and Other Tips

The cheapest port of entry to Hawaii is usually its capital, Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu. Other popular destinations include the island of Maui and the big island of Hawaii.

When to Buy Airfare to Hawaii

Start shopping for airfare at least four months before travel and be sure to sign up for FareCompare Real-Time Airfare Alerts to learn when the best prices are available.

Finding Cheap Flights to Hawaii

One of the best strategies on finding cheap flights to Hawaii is to fly first to Los Angeles or San Francisco, then on to Hawaii. There are several inter-island airlines that can help you jump from point to point to get the most from your visit.

Cheapest Days to Fly: The cheapest days to fly to Hawaii vary, but are often Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Note: Look for discounts on hotels and attractions on Hawaii tourism websites.

Cheapest Time of Day to Fly: The cheapest times to fly to Honolulu can vary which is why you should use the FareCompare Flexible Calendar Search

Cheapest Time of Year to Fly: There is often a hefty “winter holiday” premium, but be aware that flights in the summertime when the kids are out of school can be more expensive than spring and fall.

Find Deals for Weekend Getaways and Last Minute Flights

Want to getaway to Hawaii for a last minute trip? Some quick tips:

Sign up for FareCompare Real-Time Airfare Alerts: Let us do the work for you; we send you real-time information on the cheapest flights to Hawaii from your home airport. Note: Open alerts immediately; the cheapest deals do not last.

FareCompare Getaway Map: A glance at this map shows you prices to Hawaii from your home airport, or from any city you choose. Use the map and spread the word about any great airfare you find, by letting friends know via Twitter.

Hawaii Airports: What You Need to Know

These are two of the most popular airports to the Islands.

Honolulu International Airport (HNL): Located on the island of Oahu, it is just three miles from Honolulu’s central business district. It is host to numerous U.S. and international airlines, and a hub for Hawaiian Airlines

Kahului Airport (OGG): This is the primary airport on the island of Maui and features service from numerous U.S. airlines and a handful of international carriers.

Airport WiFI and Transportation

WiFi at Hawaiian Airports: The Honolulu airport has several computer work stations; also, numerous airline VIP lounges offer wireless internet connections. The airport at Kahului offers fee-based Wi-Fi service.

Transportation at Hawaiian Airports: Both airports can be accessed via rental car, taxi, shuttle and public transportation.


Published: June 22, 2011