KOA & SFO Airports
From the charmingly humble outdoor terminals of KOA—built on a dried lava flow from nearby volcano Hualalai—to the magnificent mezzanines of SFO, you’ll have endless options to pass the time at each airport on your trip from KOA to SFO. Need to buy omiyage before your flight? The Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) is home to Tiare’s Gift Shop, where you can grab bags of locally sourced Kona coffee as well as Kona-branded long sleeve shirts and hoodies, which are perfect as souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones in San Francisco. And at SFO there’s almost too much to do, see and eat! Even the art on the walls, located within the terminals, deserve your time and attention as they’re sourced and curated by the SFO Museum and the San Francisco Arts Commission.
When is the Best Time to Fly from Kona to San Francisco?
If you can’t decide when you want to book your Kona to SFO trip—and are looking for the best time to fly to the Bay Area—first take a step back and ask yourself what it is you want to see or experience once you touch down in San Francisco. Flights from Kona to San Francisco are at their most
expensive during the summer months, when the bay counties surrounding the city experiences their warmest temperatures and biggest influx of visitors flying in from colder locales. If you like getting lost in a crowd, then summer’s for you, but be sure to head toward areas like the Mission District and Ocean Beach to find the sun! However, Hawaii travelers oftentimes are looking for a change of pace—and a good reason to bust out those winter coats—and San Francisco in the winter is a great time for travelers on a budget who don’t mind the cold. Like many popular travel destinations, spring and fall will appeal to those who want the best of both worlds, sporting reasonable temps, less people and more moderately priced airfare.
When Should I Book My Flight from Kona To San Francisco?
If you’re trying to decide when the best time to book your Kona to SFO flights—juggling seasonal price swings and limited-time only airfare deals can be hard!—then you’ll want to check out Hawaiian Airlines’ online booking platform. Offering the best prices on direct flights and non stop options out of Oahu or Maui, using Hawaiian Airlines’ website will ensure that you’re getting competitive prices and flight deals regardless of when you’ve decided to book. So instead of worrying about your tickets, start planning out all of the exciting adventures you’ll be having in San Francisco.
Useful Information for Our Guests On Flights to San Francisco from Kona
General Carry-on and Checked Baggage
Taking Tropical Fruits over to San Francisco: It’s common for travelers to want to take sweet and juicy pineapple or papaya on their flights from Hawaii. Learn about the requirements
to take these sweet memories with you.
On your Flight to San Francisco from Kona
Taking Lei: You want to take beautiful, fragrant lei from the islands with you. Learn about the requirements
to take a lei on the airplane.
Hawaii’s Plants and Animals Declaration Form
Just before your flight from San Francisco lands in Kona, your flight attendant will ask you to fill out a form to declare any plants, animals or other things that may be harmful to Hawaii’s environment. You’re required to complete this form and can preview it here