Are there flights to Waikiki?
While Waikiki may sometimes feel like its own island with its electric energy and visitor friendly vibes, it very much is not. Waikiki is located on the southern shores of Oahu, and all Oahu flights will land at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu—which is less than ten miles away from Waikiki. And while there are so, so many wonderful towns and districts to check out in Hawaii, Waikiki is truly one of the best visitor experiences in all of the Hawaiian Islands. The chance to lounge on the golden sands of Waikiki Beach, sipping away at a mai tai and watching the sunset, alone is worth the flight. But remember, you won’t be flying to Waikiki, you’ll be flying to Oahu.
Can I Fly to the Neighbor Islands from Oahu?
One of the best parts about vacationing on Oahu is that it gives you the best access and flight options to all of its neighbor islands. Not only is flying to Hawaii Island, Kauai or Maui made easy with Hawaiian Airlines’ excellent inter-island service, but getting Oahu flights back from the Big Island to Oahu, Hilo to Honolulu, Kauai to Oahu or Kona to Oahu is fast and easy with Hawaiian Airlines’ wide selection of nonstop flights. We’re talking return flights that are under an hour. This makes it easy for trip planners to pencil in outer island visits and day trips if they’re planning to use Oahu an their home base.
How Long Does it Take to Fly to Oahu?
If you’re on a Hawaiian Airlines’ flight from the West Coast, leaving from gateway cities like Los Angeles or San Francisco, expect your flight time to come in around six hours, while those departing on direct flights from East Coast airports should prepare for a longer flight in the 11 to 12 hour range. If you are flying with Hawaiian Airlines, you can entertain yourself by checking out some of the blockbuster movies provided by our in-flight entertainment system or by reading the latest issue of Hana Hou!, Hawaiian’s in-flight publication that tells truly authentic and cultural stories of the islands and its residents.
Need to Know Facts About Oahu
While many travelers to Oahu stay in Waikiki and rarely leave the area, there’s so, so much more to the island. Not only is the North Shore home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii, making the drive down will take you past Dole Plantation and its’ seemingly endless fields of pineapple. Manoa, a valley-community just above Honolulu, is a great place to get lunch, and the verdant Manoa Falls hike will blow you away with its natural splendor. Kailua and Kaneohe, on the islands’ east side, is also a perfect way to spend the day, and a visit to Kailua Beach—often touted as one of the best beaches on Oahu—is a must.