The flight time from San Francisco to Honolulu is 5 hours, 23 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 1 minute late.
19 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 57 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives HNL Honolulu, HI 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Hawaiian
88%
Virgin America
87%
United
86%
Alaska
71%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Honolulu to San Francisco
4 hours, 57 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
5h 20m
Virgin America
5h 27m
Alaska
5h 27m
Hawaiian
5h 37m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h5h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

46

Distance

2398 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
32
Hawaiian
7
Virgin America
6
Alaska
1

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 San Francisco 1 minute late
Taxi Out Time 19 minutes
In the Air 297 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 10 minutes. For example, from San Francisco to Honolulu, United is 86% reliable, which means that United flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Hawaiian 88% 12% 0%
Virgin America 87% 13% 0%
United 86% 14% 0%
Alaska 71% 27% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
United 19 293 4 320
Virgin America 17 306 5 327
Alaska 16 303 5 327
Hawaiian 19 309 5 337

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 0.15
8am 0.66
9am 1.55
10am 0.53
1pm 0.85
2pm 0.15
4pm 1
5pm 0.56
6pm 0.38
7pm 0.67

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco 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 177
February 169
March 216
April 206
May 217
June 210
July 217
August 217
September 183
October 185
November 179
December 220

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco 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 6.4
Tuesday 6.6
Wednesday 6.6
Thursday 6.7
Friday 6.6
Saturday 6.7
Sunday 6.6

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
United 32
Hawaiian 7
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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
7am 16 298 4 321
8am 18 310 5 334
9am 20 297 4 323
10am 19 301 4 330
1pm 20 285 4 311
2pm 19 301 4 326
4pm 19 289 5 316
5pm 17 312 6 335
6pm 18 309 5 334
7pm 19 293 5 318
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.