Cheap flights from Sydney to Hawaii (Honolulu)

Flight information Sydney to Honolulu International

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Average flight time, total distance 8180 kilometres

9h 35min

Most popular airline last month

Hawaiian Airlines

Honolulu International and Honolulu Hickam AFB

2 airports

Which airlines fly from Sydney to Hawaii?

You can fly direct to Honolulu from Sydney Airport with Hawaiian Airlines, Jetstar or Qantas.

All other airlines make at least 1 stop along the route, which takes longer but can sometimes work out cheaper. The most frequent connecting flights are with China Eastern, Emirates and Virgin Australia.

How do I save money on a flight to Hawaii?

The time you book and the time you fly can both affect your airfare. Skyscanner Australia has found that flights to Honolulu booked 6 months in advance are up to 11% cheaper. You can also save money by searching for flights by the cheapest month.

Read more about the cheapest times to fly from Sydney.

Is there a time difference between Sydney and Honolulu?

The time in Honolulu is 20 hours behind Sydney between April and September. This changes to 21 hours behind from October to March because of Daylight Saving Time in Sydney.

What weather should you expect in Hawaii?

Temperatures in Hawaii are warmer than in Sydney for nearly all of the year. January is Honolulu's coldest month and Sydney's warmest, and both average 23°C. Honolulu reaches an average of 28°C in August at the peak of the dry season.

The best months to visit Hawaii are March, April, September and October, for the most pleasant weather and avoiding the holiday crowds.

How expensive is Honolulu?

Costs in Hawaii are generally high, because most products are shipped in across the Pacific. However, there are plenty of bargains to be found when you eat and drink local. You can also find cheap accommodation in the vicinity of the big hotels and resorts, and some great shopping outlets for bargains.



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Departing from Sydney

Direct flights to Honolulu leave from Sydney Airport's International Terminal. There are more than 150 shops in the airport, as well as restaurants, ATMs, currency exchange and other services travellers may need before boarding their flights.

The airport is located 13km from Sydney CBD and can be reached by train, bus or taxi. If you're travelling by train, you'll be charged a Gate Fee on top of your ticket fare ($13.80 for an adult) and should disembark at the correct station for your terminal.

Find out more about Sydney Airport.

Honolulu arrivals

All international flights to Hawaii land at Honolulu Airport on the island of Oahu. The airport is 8km from Honolulu itself and 13km from the popular resort area of Waikiki. Both destinations are well-served by taxis, express buses and public buses throughout the day.

Flights from Sydney arrive at the Overseas Terminal, where you can exchange or take out US dollars, grab a bite to eat and use the other facilities before heading to ground transport. If you're taking a connecting flight to another island in Hawaii, these depart from the Inter-Island Terminal.

Find out more about Honolulu Airport.

What ID do you need for this flight?

  • A valid passport.

  • ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) permitting visa-free entry up to 90 days or a visa. Apply for your ESTA here.

When should I arrive at the airport for my flight to Hawaii?

You should aim to check in 3 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart, or as soon as the check-in counters open.

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Please note: all information is correct as of August, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.