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Flights from San Francisco to Hawaii
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San Francisco to Honolulu Flights with Hawaiian Airlines
When flying from SFO to HNL, the City by the Bay, San Francisco and the City by the Beach, Honolulu, it’s best to fly with Hawaiian Airlines. We pride ourselves as being one of the best in the business when it comes to customer service. Our authentic Hawaiian hospitality will make you feel like you’re in Hawaii before your plane even departs San Mateo County. When your aircraft lifts off from San Francisco International Airport and you actually get started on your adventure to Honolulu, it’s time to sit back, relax and get into vacation mode, because when you’re flying with us, Hawaii starts the moment you get on the plane.
Flying to Hawaii
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.
Useful Information for Our Guests On Your Flight from San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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 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 back home with you.