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

Average Timeline

Leaves HNL Honolulu, HI 4 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 54 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Virgin America

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Honolulu
5 hours, 49 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 20m
5h 20m
5h 20m
5h 20m
5h 26m
Virgin America
5h 30m
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)

Virgin America

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 17 minutes
In the Air 294 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 10 minutes. For example, from Honolulu to Los Angeles, Alaska is 83% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 95% 5% 0%
Delta 93% 7% 0%
American 91% 9% 0%
Hawaiian 85% 15% 0%
Virgin America 85% 15% 0%
Alaska 83% 15% 2%

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 17 292 10 320
Delta 18 292 8 320
Hawaiian 16 292 12 320
Alaska 18 292 8 320
American 18 296 10 326
Virgin America 18 294 14 330

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
7am 2.23
8am 1.67
9am 0.44
10am 0.59
11am 0.48
12pm 0.63
1pm 0.73
2pm 2.01
3pm 0.92
4pm 0.67
8pm 1.56
9pm 1.86
10pm 1.86
11pm 0.52

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 471
February 419
March 530
April 469
May 495
June 530
July 560
August 529
September 463
October 479
November 451
December 525

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
Tuesday 15.3
Wednesday 15.5
Thursday 16.9
Friday 16.6
Saturday 16.9
Sunday 16.7

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 31
United 29
Delta 26
Hawaiian 21
Virgin America 6
Alaska 1

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
7am 16 297 9 323
8am 17 296 10 323
9am 17 302 13 332
10am 18 297 9 326
11am 17 294 9 323
12pm 19 296 11 327
1pm 19 297 13 332
2pm 18 295 14 330
3pm 17 293 13 325
4pm 17 291 11 320
8pm 18 284 8 311
9pm 18 287 8 313
10pm 17 293 10 322
11pm 17 293 11 323
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.