The flight time from Honolulu to Hilo is 54 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves HNL Honolulu, HI 3 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
35 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ITO Hilo, HI 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Honolulu to Hilo is 54 minutes. The time spent in the air is 35 minutes.

The flight distance from Honolulu to Hilo is 216 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Hilo to Honolulu
53 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



216 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Honolulu from Hilo by plane?

The distance from Honolulu to Hilo by plane is 216 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Honolulu to Hilo?

The flight time from Honolulu to Hilo is 54 minutes. The time spent in the air is 35 minutes. These numbers are averages.

What airlines fly from Honolulu to Hilo?

Hawaiian is the only airline with direct flights from Honolulu to Hilo.

Does Southwest fly from Honolulu to Hilo?

Southwest does not fly from Honolulu (HNL) to Hilo (ITO). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Honolulu 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 35 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Hilo 4 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Honolulu to Hilo, Hawaiian is 96% reliable, which means that Hawaiian flights are on time 96% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Hawaiian 96% 4% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Honolulu and Hilo, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
Hawaiian 13 35 5 54

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
3pm 1.22
7pm 0.62
5am 1.11
12pm 1
6am 1.15
4pm 0.79
2pm 0.98
6pm 1.31
10am 1.17
5pm 0.9
1pm 0.58
9am 0.67
8am 1.12
7am 1.17
11am 0.17

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Honolulu to Hilo that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 400
February 344
March 426
April 444
May 457
June 445
July 438
August 442
September 421
October 436
November 409
December 435

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Honolulu to Hilo that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 13.94
Tuesday 13.85
Wednesday 13.75
Thursday 13.75
Friday 15.6
Saturday 12.54
Sunday 14.6

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Hawaiian 2

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
3pm 14 35 5 55
7pm 12 36 6 54
5am 11 36 6 53
12pm 16 35 6 57
6am 11 36 5 53
4pm 13 35 5 54
2pm 15 35 5 55
6pm 12 36 6 54
10am 14 35 5 55
5pm 11 35 5 53
1pm 15 35 5 56
9am 14 35 6 55
8am 13 35 5 54
7am 12 35 6 53
11am 15 35 5 55
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.