When is the Best Time to Fly from Portland to Kona?
Whether you’re looking to escape the frigid winters of Downtown Portland or just want to spend a summer on the Kona Coast, there really isn’t a bad time to book a ticket from Portland to Kona. Hawaiian Airlines makes matters easier by offering the best flights from PDX to Kona with great prices—all of which you can view, compare and book on Hawaiian Airlines’ website (which you’re on right now!). While travelers from Portland may have to account for Oregon’s seasonal swings, the Island of Hawaii is nearly flawless everyday of the year. So don’t stress too much about your PDX to Big Island—and Kona to Portland—flight schedule; the islands’ year round tropical weather and Hawaiian Airlines’ service on round trip flights to Portland Intl provides visitors with flexibility to plan their Kailua Kona vacation.
What Airports do you use when Flying from PDX to KOA?
If you’ve booked your travel from Portland to Kona with Hawaiian Airlines, your Hawaii flight itinerary will have you departing from the Portland International Airport and touching down at either the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on Oahu or the Kahului Airport on Maui. From there you’ll have a brief layover—a great time to take in the airport views and vibe of these neighbor islands—before heading to your final destination, the Ellison Onizuka Kona International
Airport in Keahole. A much needed rest on your journey from the PDX to KOA layovers—if you have any—on Oahu and Maui serve as a great way to stretch your legs and walk around before finally touching down on Hawaii Island.
How Long is the Travel Time from Portland to Kona?
Searching for a getaway to Hawaii but worried about the travel time? Don’t be! Even with a layover, flight time from the Portland Airport to the Kona International Airport chould only be eight to nine hours. That’s just enough time to have your itinerary hammered out once you’ve landed on the Big Island. Or, if you can, take a nap on the plane so when you land in paradise you can hit the ground running—to the beach!
Helpful Tips When Traveling to Kona
Home to some of the best beaches in Hawaii, the Kona district of Hawaii Island is one of the more active on the island, and is perfect for visitors to spend their vacations in. However, if you’re planning on driving out of Kona to one of the other spectacular towns and communities sprinkled across the Hawaii Island, just remember that it’s not called the Big Island for no reason. Larger than all of the other Major Hawaiian Islands combined, driving nonstop around the Island of Hawaii can take some serious time—so make it fun! Plan out where you want to go and what there is to see along the way to make long drives outside of Kailua Kona into adventurous road trips with plenty to see, eat and do.
Useful Information for Our Guests On Flights from Portland to Kona
General Carry-on and Checked Baggage
Hawaii’s Plants and Animals Declaration Form
Just before your flight from Portland 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
On your Flight Home to Portland from Kona
Taking Home Lei: You’ve received a beautiful, fragrant lei while in the island or want to take it back home with you. Learn about the requirements
to take a lei on the airplane.
Taking Home Tropical Fruits Back to Portland: 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 back home with you.