Cheap Flights to Honolulu

Honolulu overview

When is the best time to fly to Honolulu?

Honolulu’s temperature year-round fluctuates from the high teens to the 30s Celsius. Its seasons are distinct: dry and rainy. From November to March is rainy season, while the dry season is the rest of the year. Hurricanes usually occur from June to November.

Peak Season:

The peak season to visit Honolulu is not when the Hawaiian weather is the best, but when the rest of the country’s weather is the worst. Flight prices are high and the resorts are fully booked from mid-December through March and sometimes into April. The last two weeks of December are particularly busy in O’ahu. The summer school holidays bring a lot of families on flights to Honolulu, but you can get better travel deals on cheap flights and hotel rates than in winter.

Off Season:

Travellers will find discounted accommodation rates and cheap flights to Honolulu in the spring and autumn, mid-April to mid-June and September to mid-December. However, if you’re coming in the spring, book early as the last week in April is Japan’s Golden Week (four national holidays in one week), and the islands are very busy with Japanese visitors.

City overview

Find a quiet spot on one of the golden beaches and watch the tranquil turquoise waters wave as visions of hula dancers parade in your head. Grab your jasmine-scented lei and start exploring. Honolulu is the largest city in Hawaii, but there's more to this state's capital than congested highways and crowded hotels. Visitors booking flights to Honolulu will find themselves immersed in rainforests, exploring canyons and mesmerised by breathtaking waterfalls. A holiday to Honolulu will also take travellers back in time to one of America's most pivotal moments. Just a short drive from Honolulu is Pearl Harbor, where on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacks on this island brought the United States into World War II.

The museums and historic and cultural sites will immerse you in Hawaiian culture and lore. Waikiki Beach provides an introduction to water activities and surfing. For pounding surf, take a drive to the north shore and visit its magnificent beaches. In the winter, grab a seat on the bleachers and watch the professional surfers compete on the north shore’s monster waves.

Getting around Honolulu

Honolulu’s bus system covers most of the city, making it the easiest way to get around. For a narrated tour during your travels, hop on the Waikiki Trolley, which stops at attractions in Waikiki and the city centre. If you’re planning on going outside of the city, you’ll want to rent a car. Car rentals are reasonably priced, but traffic can be very heavy inside the city.

Local Airport

The main airport for travellers booking flights to Honolulu is Honolulu International Airport (HNL).

Honolulu insider information

  • Don’t miss a trip to the Science Adventure Centre which has 30 unique exhibits which allow visitors to experience walking into a volcano, operating mini subs in a “deep sea” tank, and creating tsunamis. Other permanent exhibits at the museum include the Hawaiian and Polynesian Halls, Planetarium, Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame and Maritime Centre.
  • Historic Chinatown offers visitors the chance to experience a mix of different cultures from Asia. There’s a Buddhist temple, a Japanese shrine, herb and Chinese shops, art galleries, restaurants, an open market where tangy spices rule the cuisine, acupuncturists, and herbalists. While there, stop by and watch the wonderful lei sellers on Maunakea Street.
  • There are several botanical gardens in Oahu. In Honolulu’s city centre is the oldest of the gardens, the Foster Botanical Garden, has trees that were planted in the 19th century while the Wahiawa Botanical Garden is a tropical rain forest. Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens is set on 25 acres of valleys and plateaus of landscape.
  • Visit the replica of the Byodoin Temple in Uji, Japan. According to legend the brass temple bell brings good luck to those who can ring it. There’s a stunning nine-foot Lotus Buddha, the largest wooden Buddha carved in more than 900 years. Traditional Japanese gardens, a two-acre koi pond, and wandering peacocks make up the Temple’s grounds. Outdoor enthusiasts have more than 20 walking trails to choose from that take you through rain forests, mountain forests and dry valleys.
  • Playing golf on rain forest or lava rock? In Oahu this is possible and makes for quite a challenging game because the ground is harder and the ball runs off the tee more easily.

Airports for Honolulu

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How much do things cost in Honolulu?

Taxi - fixed fee
QAR 56.97
1 km taxi journey
QAR 36.41
1 hour taxi waiting fee
QAR 585.98
Petrol (1 litre)
QAR 13.47
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
QAR 717.14
Pair of Nike shoes
QAR 1253.32
Bottle of wine
QAR 292.99
Loaf of white bread
QAR 78.72
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
QAR 179.05
A dozen eggs
QAR 62.72
Cheap meal
QAR 244.16
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
QAR 34.03
3 course meal for 2
QAR 1058.01
How much does a beer cost in Honolulu?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
QAR 76
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
QAR 49
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
QAR 118
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
QAR 96

International departures to Honolulu