The flight time from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 21 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves HNL Honolulu, HI 4 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 53 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
95%
American
91%
United
90%
Alaska
83%
Hawaiian
81%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 21 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 53 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Honolulu
5 hours, 47 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
5h 18m
Delta
5h 19m
Hawaiian
5h 20m
American
5h 25m
Alaska
5h 30m
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

113

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
30
United
29
Delta
26
Hawaiian
20
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, 21 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 53 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 5 hours, 18 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 5 hours, 30 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 18 minutes
In the Air 293 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 9 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 95% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 95% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 95% 5% 0%
American 91% 9% 0%
United 90% 9% 1%
Alaska 83% 17% 0%
Hawaiian 81% 18% 1%

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)
United 18 291 9 318
Delta 18 291 8 319
Hawaiian 16 292 12 320
American 18 296 10 325
Alaska 22 296 10 330

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 1.13
10pm 1.41
6am 0.02
11pm 1.08
2pm 1.98
9am 0.15
12pm 1.15
4pm 0.36
10am 0.35
9pm 1.39
11am 0.7
3pm 1.66
7am 2.27
1pm 0.82
8am 1.69

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 446
February 404
March 511
April 477
May 505
June 541
July 566
August 540
September 472
October 475
November 464
December 520

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 16.02
Tuesday 15.21
Wednesday 15.62
Thursday 16.27
Friday 16.25
Saturday 18.13
Sunday 16.37

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 1
Delta 1
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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
8pm 18 285 7 311
10pm 16 291 10 318
6am 17 298 12 325
11pm 16 292 10 319
2pm 19 295 12 328
9am 19 300 10 331
12pm 19 297 11 330
4pm 18 292 9 319
10am 19 299 9 327
9pm 17 287 7 312
11am 18 290 8 320
3pm 18 292 11 323
7am 17 295 9 322
1pm 21 295 12 329
8am 17 293 10 320
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.