Flights to Honolulu

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When is the best time to fly to Honolulu?

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Price
726 - 1,547 AUD
Temperature
25 - 30 °C
Precipitation
27 - 71 mm

Summer is the busiest time of year for Honolulu, which means higher prices for flights and hotels alike. Travelling in the earlier part of the summer season, before school holidays, is best. Also, avoid any major U.S. holidays, such as the Fourth of July. For cheap flights to Honolulu and bargains on hotels, visit after the first week of September when the U.S. Labour Day holiday occurs, such as during the months of October – November. Weather is often favourable in Honolulu year-round due to the island nation’s proximity to the equator. Average daytime temperatures in the summer are about 26 degrees Celsius, while the winter months experience in the range of 21 – 26 degrees Celsius for an average temperature.


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Jetstar
Jetstar
MEL
25 Nov.
Melbourne & other airports airport
10h 25m
HNL
Honolulu airport
Jetstar
HNL
12 Dec.
Honolulu airport
11h 00m
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
501$
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
BNE
15 Nov.
Brisbane airport
9h 15m
HNL
Honolulu airport
Hawaiian Airlines
HNL
25 Nov.
Honolulu airport
10h 05m
BNE
Brisbane airport
841$
Fiji Airways
Fiji Airways
SYD
21 Oct.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
16h 10m
1 Stop
HNL
Honolulu airport
Fiji Airways
HNL
27 Oct.
Honolulu airport
12h 40m
1 Stop
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
847$

Which airlines fly to Honolulu?

Direct flights are available from Qantas, Hawaiian Airlines, and Jetstar Airways. Other international airlines that offer flights into Hawaii include Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Air Canada, United Airlines, Korean Air, Fiji Airways, Delta Airlines, ANA, Philippine Airlines, American Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Airlines, Air China, Asiana Airlines, and Japan Airlines.


How to get from the airport to Honolulu city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Honolulu along with the distance from the city centre
Honolulu airport
8 km from city centre

International Airport (HNL)

Bus

TheBus is a convenient bus service for Honolulu City and County that goes from the airport to city centre. Bus Route 19 and 20 enter downtown, and arrive and depart approximately every 30 minutes. Bus stops are at the second level, so just follow the signs. Fares are $2.50 USD one-way for adults, $1.25 USD for youth (6 – 17), and free for 1 child under the age of 5 (as long as they are able to sit on a parent’s lap and do not require an independent seat).

Shuttle

SpeediShuttle offers trips to Downtown Honolulu one-way for approximately $16 USD. Shuttles are located on the ground level next to baggage claim C. You can arrange transportation at the shuttle stops.

Taxi Cab

AMPCO Express offers the airport’s taxi service which is found at the centre median in front of baggage claims. Taxi dispatchers wear yellow shirts with black letters that say “Taxi Dispatcher” on them. Fare from the airport to city centre is $35 – $40 USD plus a baggage fee.

Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)

Pre-Arranged Services

Pre-arranged ground transportation is available from services like Gold Coast Town Car Service, Global Rider, SpeediShuttle, and Hawaii Executive Transportation Kona & Maui.

Taxi

Various independent taxi services are available by baggage claims A and B. Taxi dispatchers are in front of baggage claim to assist you. The fare starts at $3 USD and $0.40 USD per mile thereafter. A ride into Kona town costs approximately $25 USD.


How to get around in Honolulu?

Transportation in Honolulu is plentiful and includes public and private transportation options.

Bus

Oahu’s public bus system is extensive and is called TheBus. Fares are $2.50 USD one-way for adults, $1.25 USD for youth (6 – 17), and free for 1 child under the age of 5. Maui’s Bus Public Transit System offers services throughout the region and costs $2 USD for each boarding. Kauai and the Big Island have limited bus services; therefore, other transportation is recommended.

Trolley

The Waikiki Trolley is an open-air, hop-on, hop-off trolley that seats approximately 34 passengers and includes narrated information during the drive. A 1-day pass is $45 USD, a 4-day pass is available for $65 USD and a 7-day pass is $70 USD.

Taxi

A 24-hour taxi service is available on each island of Hawaii, and vehicles generally have multilingual drivers. Taxi vehicle types vary from limos to vans to regular passenger vehicles. Fares typically start at $3 USD and approximately $0.40 USD per mile thereafter, plus a tip for the driver.

Moped and Motorcycle Rentals

Throughout the islands, you will find motorcycle and moped rentals. Mopeds, however, only go 48 kilometres / 30 miles per hour. So be cautious about where you ride your moped when sharing the road with other vehicles.

Car Rentals

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What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Honolulu?

Australian and New Zealand nationals may travel to the United States for tourism purposes for stays of 90 days or less under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP). However, travellers are required to have a valid authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to travel.

For foreign nationals, please check the Hawaii Entry Requirements website.


Quick facts about Honolulu

Time, currency, and the basics — see the local time and get an idea of how much money you will spend on the basics in Honolulu
Local time
Currency
US Dollar
Beer
Pint of beer
4.01 AUD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
20 AUD
Public transport
One-way ticket
3.68 AUD

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Additional info and tips about visiting Honolulu

Things to do and Places of Interest in Hawaii

Kauai is ideal if you want to do more hiking and trail hunting than beach leisure. You can take a trail that passes through a cascading waterfall or go kayaking. There are fishponds throughout the island that are thousands of years old. Oahu is ideal for tourists who want to enjoy the best beaches, crystal clear waters, and take some surfing lessons. The famous North Shore is a must-see while on the island, and there are plenty of farm-to-table eateries speckling the beach. Maui is the island of choice if you want to see small villages, artists in action, and go whale-watching. The beaches of Maui are pristine, and the water is always inviting.

Moloka’I is the island that stays true to nature. Here you will not see any traffic lights and it is common to see fishermen bringing in their fresh catch for local cafes. Take a mule ride to a remote settlement on the island and enjoy the adventures without technology interrupting the calm serenity of the place. The Big Island, which is the centre of Hawaii, is the largest island in the chain and has active volcanoes you can tour, historic parks, and the black sand beach. Lanai is home to multiple bays, trails, and a world-renowned golf course. It is the perfect place to picnic and just soak up the island atmosphere.

Tips and Tricks for Visiting Hawaii

Hawaii is a cluster of exotic islands; therefore, you might find yourself jumping from island to island to see all of the sights. If you are on a smaller budget, plan ahead and pick an island that has the attractions you are interested in so that you do not waste money island hopping. At sacred sites, such as a temple or dedicated rock wall, speak softly and walk quietly through the areas. Be careful to never leave trash behind. Also, do not alter any flowers or rocks, because your action can be interpreted as a sign of disrespect. Appreciate the leis handed to you at the airport as well as your hotel. These are symbols of peace given to visitors, and dismissing them is a sign of disrespect. The Hawaiian people have great respect for their elders; therefore, if you see the local elderly people, be sure to greet them and say “Aloha”.