What airports do you use when flying from SFO to OGG?
Depending on your route to Kahului, Maui, you may very well only have to depart from San Francisco International Airport before arriving on the tropical tarmac of Kahului Airport. While Hawaiian Airlines does offer direct flights and airfare from San Francisco to Maui (SFO to OGG), there are also options with short layovers at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu, making it easy for visitors who want to schedule their departure at a specific time. And the flight into Oahu, is a sight for sore eyes as you pass the stunning ridges of Leahi (Diamond Head) and catch glimpses of surfers dotted around the islands’ many surf breaks.
When is the best time to fly from San Francisco to Maui?
The best time to start looking for a round trip plane ticket—for flights to Maui from SFO—is when you have time. Maui—along with the rest of the Hawaiian Islands—are perfect 365 days out of the year, and will be waiting for you with open arms and sunny beaches regardless of when you decide to visit. Plane tickets tend to be more affordable during the islands’ shoulder seasons, such as spring and fall, while Maui and Oahu specifically tend to see more visitors as
summer and winter roll around. If your schedule is open, be sure to look around at what seasonal events and festivals happen throughout the year, and you can use those as a general guideline for when you should book flights.
How Long is the Flight to Maui from San Francisco?
SFO to Maui flights should only take—on average—six hours if you’ve booked nonstop flights with Hawaiian Airlines. Those with an Oahu layover in their flight itinerary can expect to arrive in Kahului after seven to eight hours of travel time, depending on the length of your layover. Fortunately, there’s plenty to do at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu, such as checking out the many eateries and bars located along the airport’s terminals.
Interesting Facts About Maui
If you’re flying in from San Francisco, you may already know a little something about foggy weather, but did you know you can find a different kind of fog on Maui too? If you take a drive up one of Maui’s main volcanoes, Haleakala, the altitude gets so high that you’ll literally pass through the clouds before arriving at the now-dormant shield volcano's summit. It’s not something you’d expect to find on the normally sunny island of Maui, but makes for a great memory on your day trip to one of the islands’ top attractions.