The flight time from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 22 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves HNL Honolulu, HI 3 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 55 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
94%
Hawaiian
92%
Delta
90%
Southwest
90%
United
89%
Alaska
81%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 22 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 55 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Honolulu
5 hours, 42 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
5h 19m
Hawaiian
5h 21m
Delta
5h 21m
United
5h 21m
American
5h 23m
Alaska
5h 29m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

104

Distance

2556 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
27
United
22
Delta
21
Hawaiian
18
Southwest
8
Alaska
6

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, 22 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 55 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 5 hours, 19 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 5 hours, 29 minutes.

What airlines fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles?

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

Does Southwest fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Honolulu (HNL) to Los Angeles (LAX). On average, they have 8 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 17 minutes
In the Air 295 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 7 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 90% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 90% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 94% 6% 0%
Hawaiian 92% 8% 0%
Delta 90% 10% 0%
Southwest 90% 10% 0%
United 89% 10% 1%
Alaska 81% 19% 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 15 297 6 319
Hawaiian 15 295 10 321
Delta 16 293 9 321
United 19 291 11 321
American 17 297 9 323
Alaska 21 297 9 329

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 0.5
10pm 2.3
11pm 0.57
2pm 1.53
9am 0.35
12pm 1.22
4pm 0.48
10am 0.01
9pm 1.23
11am 0.25
3pm 1.21
7am 1.39
1pm 1.6
8am 2.21

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 470
February 248
March 364
April 366
May 410
June 491
July 560
August 549
September 475
October 502
November 484
December 527

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 14.94
Tuesday 14.73
Wednesday 14.5
Thursday 14.96
Friday 14.96
Saturday 15.44
Sunday 15.19

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
American 1
United 0
Delta 0
Hawaiian 0
Southwest 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
8pm 17 287 9 316
10pm 17 289 9 316
11pm 15 296 9 320
2pm 17 297 10 325
9am 17 298 10 325
12pm 18 296 11 326
4pm 15 295 5 316
10am 22 300 8 329
9pm 16 287 10 313
11am 19 298 7 323
3pm 19 294 11 324
7am 16 299 8 323
1pm 18 297 9 327
8am 16 298 8 324
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.