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?

About Sheila Beal

Sheila Beal is the founder and editor of Go Visit Hawaii. You can connect with Sheila Beal on Twitter, Go Visit Hawaii on Facebook, or Sheila Beal on Google+.

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