Cheap flights to Hawaii for 2020
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 Hawaii for the breathtaking islands. national parks, crystal clear waters and tropical cuisine. Famous for surfing and diving, you can find an array of water activities.
Hawaii is a top choice for a tropical holiday destination. There's really no bad time to visit, thanks to Hawaii's close proximity to the equator. You can fly direct to Hawaii and you won't be short for choice on flight deals from Australia.
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How much you can expect to pay for cheap flights to Hawaii
Here's what's considered a good deal compared to the average cost of a flight from Australia to Hawaii.
Flights to Hawaii from Sydney
Flights to Hawaii from Melbourne
Flights to Hawaii from Brisbane
Flights to Hawaii from Perth
Hawaii flight time
- From Sydney: Approximately 9 hrs 35 mins + when you fly direct to Honolulu International Airport
- From Melbourne: Approximately 10 hrs 25 mins + when you fly direct to Honolulu International Airport
- From Brisbane: Approximately 10 hrs 30 mins + when you fly direct to Honolulu International Airport
- From Perth: Approximately 16 hrs 40 mins + with one stopover, landing at Honolulu International Airport
Airlines that fly to Hawaii
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Virgin Australia
Hawaii insider flight tips
- It’s possible to get great flight deals from Australia to Hawaii but it's important to note that Hawaii's not a cheap holiday destination. Despite that, you can get a great deal on package holidays that include your flights, airport transfers, accommodation and meals, which 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. Australian travellers can take up to 64kgs each, shared across two checked bags. The 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 Australians, 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.
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