What is the distance between San Francisco and Honolulu?
San Francisco is one of the closer U.S. cities in terms of proximity to Honolulu, and the distance from San Francisco to Hawaii is a brisk 2,393 miles. With the handful of hours in the air, the non-stop flight provides a good opportunity to brush up on your Hawaiian language, olelo Hawaii, via the airline’s Learn Olelo Hawaii in-flight videos. Hawaiian Airlines also offers complimentary issues of Hana Hou Magazine—a Honolulu-based travelogue that features stories and articles relating to the islands—to passengers, which will make your San Francisco to Honolulu flight go that much smoother.
Do I need a passport to travel to Hawaii?
Fortunately, no passport is needed when making the jump from San Francisco to Hawaii, which became a state in 1959. What will you need when you arrive at Honolulu International Airport? An extra towel—or two—for the beach will definitely come in handy. A hoodie or rain jacket, for the trade winds and high-altitude locales. And, in case it’s been awhile since you’ve experienced copious amounts of tropical sunlight, bring lots and lots of reef-safe sunscreen.
San Francisco to Honolulu Flight Facts.
Need help getting into vacation-mode on your SFO to HNL flight? Our custom cocktails by On the Rocks offers locally inspired cocktails and mai tais. Passengers will also be treated to our award-winning in-flight meal service on non-stop flight to the islands which is crafted by chef Lee Anne Wong, who runs her own award-winning restaurant in Honolulu—Koko Head Cafe—that you can visit when you arrive.
Does Oahu have an off-season?
While Oahu is known as The Gathering Place, and a constant thrum of visitors and travelers can be found in its idyllic streets and beach side towns, there are slightly less crowded times to fly from SFO to Oahu. Expect good deals on flights and emptier beaches from April through May, and September through October.