The flight time from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 17 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves HNL Honolulu, HI 4 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 52 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 52 minutes.

The flight distance from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 2556 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Honolulu
5 hours, 44 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 14m
5h 17m
5h 18m
5h 19m
5h 26m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



2556 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Honolulu from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Honolulu to Los Angeles by plane is 2556 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 Los Angeles?

The flight time from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 52 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 5 hours, 14 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 5 hours, 26 minutes.

What airlines fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles?

United, American, Alaska, Delta, and Hawaiian are the airlines with direct flights from Honolulu to Los Angeles.

Does Southwest fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles?

Southwest does not fly from Honolulu (HNL) to Los Angeles (LAX). 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 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 292 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 10 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 Los Angeles, Delta is 91% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 91% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 95% 5% 0%
American 94% 5% 1%
Alaska 93% 7% 0%
Delta 91% 9% 0%
Hawaiian 91% 9% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Honolulu and Los Angeles, 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
United 18 287 9 314
Hawaiian 14 292 11 317
Delta 15 293 7 318
American 16 295 7 319
Alaska 21 296 7 326

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
8pm 0.22
10pm 1.5
11pm 0.52
2pm 1.46
9am 0.18
12pm 0.57
10am 0.08
9pm 1.25
11am 0.01
3pm 0.46
1pm 0.86
8am 0.96

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Honolulu to Los Angeles 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 292
February 248
March 364
April 366
May 410
June 92
July 169
August 167
September 130
October 177
November 216
December 316

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Honolulu to Los Angeles 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 7.98
Tuesday 7.47
Wednesday 7.43
Thursday 7.92
Friday 8.06
Saturday 8.51
Sunday 8.23

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
Delta 0
American 0
United 0
Hawaiian 0
Alaska 0

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
8pm 16 285 6 311
10pm 16 287 7 311
11pm 18 290 8 316
2pm 16 295 8 320
9am 16 295 9 321
12pm 18 295 10 324
10am 14 291 11 317
9pm 14 288 6 310
11am 17 280 10 317
3pm 15 292 10 318
1pm 17 297 8 325
8am 15 299 7 323
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.