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Flight deals to Hawaii

Find the best flight deals and fares to Hawaii from Australia.

Hawaii is an exotic paradise in the South Pacific blended with the convenience of North American comforts. Tourists flock to the archipelago’s breathtaking islands for national parks, beaches, volcanoes, crystal clear waters, romantic sunsets and tropical cuisine. Famous for surfing, diving and snorkelling, you can pretty much find any kind of water activity you want.

Hawaii is one of Australia’s closest holiday destinations and you can get away with a visit of less than a week. Get lost in the shopping outlets or in wonderful nature. There’s not really a bad time to visit thanks to Hawaii’s proximity to the equator. You can fly direct with a choice of airlines to Honolulu on most days from Sydney and Melbourne or with Hawaiian Airlines from Brisbane.


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Worldwide flights from $270 return: EOFY sale

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Valid for travel from 20 July - March 2019. Destinations include Singapore, Bali, Athens, Berlin, London, Hawaii, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Auckland, Christchurch and more. Sample fare is Perth-Singapore.

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Up to 50% off 5-star beach resorts

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Valid on select hotel packages in Bali, Phuket, Fiji, Malaysia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Hawaii and Queensland.

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Hawaii flights from $527 return

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Valid for travel on select dates from October - November 2018 and May - June 2019 with Jetstar. Sample fare is Melbourne-Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Hawaii flights from $764 return

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Valid for travel from 1-30 November 2018. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hawaii.

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Up to 50% off third and fourth passenger

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Valid select dates until April 2019 in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Hawaii. Ideal for families travelling in single cabins. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off third and fourth passenger

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Valid select dates until April 2019 in Australia, New Zealnad, Asia and Hawaii. Ideal for families travelling in single cabins. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 40% off Hawaii hotel stays Valid for travel on select dates from April - December 2018. Includes transfers, breakfast, massage and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 70% off hotel stays and vacation packages Destinations include Gold Coast, Port Douglas, Bali, Phuket, Fiji, Vietnam and Hawaii. Sample packages include a 5-night stay in Surfers Paradise for $299 (Regularly $579) and a 5-night package to Fiji for $999 (Regularly $2101),

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Up to 52% off Hawaii hotels Valid for stays on select dates. Sample savings is for 5-nights stay at Hilton Hawaii Village Waikiki Beach Resort. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $3,000 off select sailings + up to $1,000 off airfares Valid for travel on select dates and sailings. Offer is valid on stateroom bookings only. Destinations include Hawaii, Mexico, Alaska, New Zealand, Australia and more. T&C's apply.

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10% off North America trips Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Miami, Canada, Manhattan, Alaska, Hawaii and more. T&C's apply.

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Up to 30% off Hawaii holidays Valid on select 5-night holiday packages to Hawaii. Hotel-only packages are also available. Prices are based on the lowest possible airfare within the designated travel period.

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Hawaii homestays from US$60 per night Valid on select homestays throughout Hawaii. Sample price is for a private studio with balcony in Kauai. Other destinations in Hawaii include the Big Island, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Honolulu and Waikiki.

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Hawaii flight time

  • From Sydney: 9 hrs 35 mins
  • From Melbourne: 10 hrs 25 mins
  • From Perth: 15 hrs 10 mins
  • From Brisbane: 9 hrs 25 mins

Airlines that fly to Hawaii

  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Virgin Australia

Hawaii insider flight tips

  • It’s possible to get great flight deals from Australia to Hawaii, but as repeat visitors will know, it’s not so affordable when you get there. Do plenty of research into where you want to go and how you can get there without breaking the bank. Package holidays that include your flights, airport transfers, accommodation and meals are worth considering if you’re on a strict budget.
  • Hawaiian Airlines has one of the most generous check-in baggage allowances in the world. Aussie travellers can take up to 64kgs each, shared across two checked bags. Good news for surfers is they even let you take your surf board as part of your allowance. Jetstar also flies direct to Honolulu from Sydney and Melbourne on board Dreamliner planes for maximum comfort. Although Jetstar offers the cheapest fares, these include only 7kgs of carry-on luggage as standard. You can add on check-in baggage, meals or on-board entertainment for an extra fee but don’t forget to compare the final cost to paying the extra for a full-service airline flight.
  • To get the best flight deals and to minimise spending when you’re there, don’t go during American or Australian school holidays. These fall in July-August and December-January. Try shoulder season travel in April-May and in September. April to October sees the least rainfall in Hawaii.

How to get from the airport

Honolulu International (HNL) is Hawaii’s main gateway and is only a few kilometres from the city. There are public buses and shuttle buses available to take you to the centre or to Waikiki beach. Taxis are also readily available, but they are the expensive option. TheBus, Oahu’s main bus operator, lets you travel for cheap. You can pay for individual fares or get a four-day pass.

The other major airports are Kahului (OGG), Kauai Island Lihue (LIH), Kona International Airport, Keahole (KOA) and Hilo International (ITO). Public buses serve all of them but service is limited, and there is a limit on how much luggage you can transport. Airport shuttles are also available. They have a more generous luggage allowance and don’t require reservations. You can find taxis at all airports but you should avoid these if possible due to expense. Major car rental companies, which are familiar to Aussies, operate from the airports and are an ideal option to explore on your own.

Plan in advance which islands and areas you want to visit. Internal flights are the best way to island hop and should be booked as early as possible to get a low fare. Ferries operate twice daily between Maui and Lanai only.

Sarah Neate

Sarah is our shopping & lifestyle publisher here at finder.com.au. She'll help you find the perfect gift, an unbeatable flight deal, the hottest fashion sales and pretty much anything else you're looking for - all at a discount, naturally.

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