How long does it take to fly to Hawaii?

When you find Hawaii on a map or globe, you begin to understand how remote these islands are — way out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The next question most first-time prospective Hawaii visitors have is — how long are the flights to Hawaii? Of course, that depends on your departure city. We’ve selected a sampling of major cities and researched to find the shortest flight time to Honolulu.

Major USA Cities

Boston – 12 hours 48 minutes (one stop)

New York City – 11 hours 30 minutes (nonstop on Hawaiian. See our review of this flight.)

Philadelphia – 13 hours 28 minutes (one stop)

Baltimore & Washington DC – 12 hours 15 minutes (one stop)

Raleigh – 12 hours 5 minutes (one stop. This is our home airport.)

Charlotte – 12 hours 25 minutes (one stop)

Atlanta – 9 hours 40 minutes (nonstop on Delta)

Miami – 13 hours 4 minutes (one stop)

Nashville – 11 hours 15 minutes (one stop)

Cincinnati – 11 hours 18 minutes (one stop)

Detroit – 11 hours 3 minutes (one stop)

Chicago – 9 hours 33 minutes (nonstop on United)

Indianapolis – 11 hours 15 minutes (one stop)

Minneapolis – 8 hours 38 minutes (nonstop on Delta)

Milwaukee – 10 hours 38 minutes (one stop)

New Orleans – 11 hours 18 minutes (one stop)

Saint Louis – 11 hours 12 minutes (one stop)

Houston – 8 hours 45 minutes (nonstop on United)

Dallas – 8 hours 42 minutes (nonstop on American)

Denver – 7 hours 37 minutes (nonstop on United)

Salt Lake City – 6 hours 42 minutes (nonstop on Delta)

Albuquerque – 9 hours 14 minutes (one stop)

Boise – 9 hours (one stop)

Las Vegas – 6 hours 35 minutes (nonstop on Hawaiian)

Phoenix – 7 hours 1 minute (nonstop on American. Hawaiian also has a nonstop from PHX)

Los Angeles – 5 hours 45 minutes (nonstop on Delta. Note that there are multiple airlines that fly nonstop from LAX)

San Francisco – 5 hours 35 minutes (nonstop on United. Note that there are multiple airlines that fly nonstop from SFO)

Portland – 6 hours 10 minutes (nonstop on Hawaiian. Note that there are multiple airlines that fly nonstop from PDX)

Seattle – 6 hours 25 minutes (nonstop on Hawaiian. Note that there are multiple airlines that fly nonstop from SEA)

Anchorage – 6 hours 17 minutes (nonstop on Alaska)

Major Canada Cities

Montreal – 13 hours 38 minutes (one stop)

Toronto – 12 hours 50 minutes (one stop)

Calgary – 10 hours 9 minutes (one stop)

Vancouver – 6 hours 21 minutes (nonstop on Air Canada. Note that there are multiple airlines that fly nonstop from YVR.)

Approaching Honolulu

Major International Cities

Sydney – 9 hours 40 minutes (nonstop on Jetstar. Note that there are multiple airlines that fly nonstop from SYD.)

Auckland – 8 hours  35 minutes (nonstop on Air New Zealand)

Tokyo – 6 hours 40 minutes (nonstop on multiple airlines)

Shanghai  – 8 hours 40 minutes (nonstop on China Eastern)

Seoul – 7 hours 50 minutes (nonstop on Korean Air)

London – 17 hours 36 minutes (one stop)

Barcelona – 23 hours 39 minutes (two stops)

Paris – 18 hours 49 minutes (one stop)

Amsterdam – 19 hours 50 minutes (one stop)

Berlin – 22 hours 29 minutes (two stops)

Rome – 23 hours 14 minutes (two stops)

Athens – 23 hours 44 minutes (two stops)

Moscow – 24 hours 11 minutes (two stops)

Delhi – 20 hours (two stops)

Mumbai – 21 hours 25 minutes (two stops)

Mexico City – 12 hours 27 minutes (one stop)

Lima – 17 hours 9 minutes (one stop)

Bogota – 17 hours 39 minutes (one stop)

Sao Paulo – 21 hours 37 minutes (one stop)

Cairo – 23 hours 15 minutes (two stops)

Johannesburg – 27 hours 25 minutes (two stops)

Catching a beautiful Hawaiian sunset is a welcomed reward after long flights to Hawaii.

Notes:

Where is your local airport and how long is the flight to Hawaii from there?

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