Roundtrip fares to Hawaii
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Find cheap flights from San Diego to Honolulu. Our easy-to-use flight search makes booking a flight to Hawaii fast and easy!
Flying to Hawaii from San Diego
Thinking of trading in Pacific Beach for Waikiki Beach for a couple of weeks? Awesome! Traveling from San Diego to Hawaii is the beginning of an epic adventure, but you don’t want to start your precious vacation on flights with poor service. So what do you do? Fly with Hawaiian Airlines, a nationwide leader in customer service, on-time arrivals and departures as well as being the best in business when it comes to showing that authentic aloha attitude—a staple in Hawaii service. And with Hawaiian Airlines’ online airfare booking website (hawaiianairlines.com), it’s easy to find the best rates and dates—that work for your Hawaii travel itinerary and budget—on your ticket to paradise.
Flying to Oahu from San Diego
What Airports do you use when Flying from SAN to HNL?
If you’re looking to book flights from sunny San Diego to Honolulu—which also happens to be very sunny!—with Hawaiian Airlines, consider the airlines’ regularly scheduled direct plane tickets, which will only have you entering the San Diego International Airport and exiting the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu. If you’re planning on island-hopping—which is a great way to explore more of Hawaii on your trip—to Hilo or Kona on the Island of Hawaii (Big Island), Kahului, Maui or Lihue, Kauai, Hawaiian Airlines has got you covered, offering convenient airfare to all of Hawaii’s major islands and their respective regional airports.
When is the Best Time to Fly from San Diego to Honolulu?
With both San Diego and Honolulu having comfortably warm temperatures year round, choosing when to book your Hawaii flights is almost entirely up to personal preference. Trust us, there won’t be a bad time to come to Honolulu. As a general rule of thumb, traveling to Oahu in the summer or winter season can be a bit pricier, while shoulder seasons like spring and fall are better for the budget-minded flyer. If you’re thinking of visiting Oahu’s neighbor islands, like San Diego to Maui or San Diego to Kauai, it’s good
to keep in mind any seasonal events or spectacles you’d like to see. Maui’s northern coastlines—for example—catches gnarly surf during the winter months, and if you’re lucky, you could even see the fabled big wave surf spot Peahi (popularly known as Jaws) produce waves as high as 50 feet.
How Long is the Travel Time to Honolulu from San Diego?
Not long! Departing from the West Coast means you’ll be up in the air for around six hours—just enough time to catch some sleep or read a book. If you can’t sleep on planes, don’t fret! Hawaiian Airlines has awesome in-flight entertainment options, from blockbuster movies to insightful magazine features—found in the airlines’ inflight publication Hana Hou!—that dive deep into Hawaii’s culture and communities.
Interesting Facts About Hawaii
While San Diegans and other mainland travelers have become accustomed to the nonstop service and nonstop flights to the islands of Hawaii, the first Mainland flight to Hawaii didn’t happen until 1936. Before that, commercial travel to Hawaii first began with service that ferried mail, cargo and passengers from San Francisco on a steamship. Now roundtrip routes that come and go through the islands are commonplace. But, only one airline can find its roots here in Hawaiian soil, and that’s Hawaiian Airlines.
Useful Information for Our Guests On Your Flight from San Diego to Hawaii
General Carry-on and Checked Baggage
Whether you’re coming from another country, the U.S. mainland or a neighbor island, here are our standard baggage policies.
Hawaii’s Plants and Animals Declaration Form
Just before your flight from San Diego lands in Hawaii, 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 San Diego from Hawaii
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 San Diego
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.