Cheap Flights to Honolulu

Honolulu 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 as you leave your Honolulu flight and start exploring. Sure, Honolulu is the largest city in Hawaii, but there's more to this state's capital than congested highways and booked hotel rooms. Visitors booking flights to Honolulu will find themselves immersed in rainforests, exploring canyons and mesmerised by breathtaking waterfalls. Flights 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.

The flight to Honolulu is quite long so grab yourself a couple of good novels and a recent tour guide of Hawaii and're on your way to paradise.

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Honolulu climate

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.

When to fly to Honolulu

Peak season:

Peak season in Honolulu is from mid-December to April when prices are high and hotels are fully booked.

Off season:

Cheap flights to Honolulu are easier to come in the spring and autumn from mid-April to mid-June and September to mid-December. During Japan’s Golden Week (four national holidays in one week) it’s advisable to book hotel reservations well in advance since the islands can get extremely busy.

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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 downtown Honolulu. 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.

Honolulu insider information

  • Don’t miss a trip to the Science Adventure Center 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 Center.
  • Historic Chinatown downtown 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 watc the wonderful lei sellers on Maunakea Street.
  • There are several botanical gardens in Oahu. In downtown Honolulu is the oldest of the gardens, the Foster Botanical Garden, has trees that were planted in the nineteenth 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.

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Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
$ 345.25
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 603.38
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 36.57
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 86.20
Large bottle of water
$ 15.43
Loaf of white bread
$ 37.90
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 46.04
$ 36.46
3 course meal for 2
$ 509.35
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 11.91
How much does transport cost in Honolulu?
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 20
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 27
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 282
1 km taxi journey
$ 18

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