The flight time from Los Angeles to Honolulu is 5 hours, 42 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA on time.
16 minutes taxiing out
5 hours, 19 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives HNL Honolulu, HI 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Los Angeles to Honolulu is 5 hours, 42 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 19 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

Honolulu to Los Angeles
5 hours, 22 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 36m
5h 38m
5h 39m
5h 45m
5h 46m
5h 56m
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 Los Angeles from Honolulu by plane?

The distance from Los Angeles to Honolulu 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 Los Angeles to Honolulu?

The flight time from Los Angeles to Honolulu is 5 hours, 42 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 19 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 5 hours, 36 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 5 hours, 56 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu?

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

Does Southwest fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL). 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 Los Angeles on time
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 319 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Honolulu 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 Los Angeles to Honolulu, Delta is 87% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Hawaiian 92% 8% 0%
American 89% 11% 0%
Delta 87% 13% 0%
Southwest 87% 13% 0%
Alaska 86% 14% 0%
United 85% 14% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles and Honolulu, 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 18 312 4 336
Delta 14 318 4 338
Southwest 12 321 4 339
Hawaiian 15 322 7 345
American 16 322 5 346
Alaska 22 323 6 356

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 1.11
11am 0.13
7am 1.33
5pm 1.96
8pm 0.01
6pm 1.61
9am 1.53
7pm 0.62
10am 1.69
8am 2.49
12pm 0.12
4pm 0.3
9pm 0.01
2pm 0.22
1pm 1.85

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu 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 248
March 379
April 373
May 420
June 492
July 561
August 548
September 473
October 503
November 486
December 528

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu 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 15.15
Wednesday 14.44
Thursday 15.23
Friday 15
Saturday 15.48
Sunday 15.17

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
In the Air
Taxi In
3pm 15 320 5 340
11am 15 315 4 340
7am 16 321 5 343
5pm 15 320 6 343
8pm 19 313 6 336
6pm 14 319 7 342
9am 16 320 4 343
7pm 16 313 6 337
10am 16 318 5 343
8am 17 319 4 340
12pm 14 331 4 351
4pm 15 317 5 339
9pm 13 328 6 347
2pm 17 323 4 347
1pm 16 318 4 341
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.