Fly from Sydney to Honolulu

Want to swap Bondi for Waikiki? Why not? Jetstar flies direct from Sydney to Honolulu.

Flight facts

Average direct flight time 9 hours and 40 minutes
Average distance by plane 8150km
Departure airport Sydney Airport (SYD)
Arrival airport Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
Aircraft Boeing 787-8

Need to know

Flight time from Sydney to Honolulu
The average flight time for direct flights from Sydney to Honolulu is 9 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance from Sydney to Honolulu by plane
The average distance by plane from Sydney to Honolulu is 8150 kilometres.

Time difference between Sydney and Honolulu
From March to September, Sydney (AEST: UTC +10) is 20 hours ahead of Honolulu (HST: UTC -10). During Daylight Savings (October – April) it's 21 hours ahead.

Number of airports in Honolulu
There’s are one airport in Honolulu: Daniel K. Inouye International Airport opens in new window (HNL).

Distance from Honolulu airport to the city centre
The airport is 14 kilometres from Waikiki Beach.

Transport from Honolulu airport to Waikiki Beach
Transport options include bus, express shuttle, taxi and rental car.

Surfboards lined up in a rack at Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Surfboards at Waikiki Beach, Honolulu.

Honolulu travel tips

What’s one signature dish I should try?
Hawaii is the home of poke, so aim your appetite at the top 5 poke spots in Honolulu opens in new window for the best versions of this delicious seafood bowl.

What are the best family-friendly activities in Honolulu?
Take your pick from hiking to surfing, dolphin-spotting to Family Day at the Art Museum. Check out our local’s guide to family fun in Hawaii opens in new window.

Where can I find the best shopping bargains?
There’s no shortage of bargain shopping options in Honolulu opens in new window, from outlet shopping to the largest open-air shopping centre in the world: Ala Moana.

How can I do Honolulu on a budget?
Easy! Relaxing Honolulu-style is free. Swim at waterfalls, hike spectacular peaks and explore the Aloha Tower Marketplace – try our top 5 things to do for budget travellers opens in new window.

What do I need to know before I go?
It’s always helpful to check arrival, visa, transport and currency tips ahead of time. Here’s what you need to know before going to Honolulu opens in new window.

Woman eating shave ice, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Shave ice, Honolulu.

How much is a...

Artisan shave ice USD $3.50–8 (AUD $5–12)
Waikiki Trolley day pass USD $25–40 (AUD $36–58)
Lunch and drinks at a cafe USD $25–$35 (AUD $36–$51)
Double room at 3-star hotel USD $230–300 (AUD $336–$438)
Taxi from the airport USD $45–50 (AUD $66–73)

Things to do in Honolulu

The name translates as 'sheltered harbour', but that’s hardly what surfers in Honolulu expect when they brave the swells of Waikiki Beach. While the surf here is steeped in myth, the waves are suitable for both novices and old hands alike. And there’s even more at the legendary North Shore.

Find the best things to do and places to see in Honolulu

Weather and when to go

Winter, with its monstrous swells and periodic heavy storms, runs from the end of November to March, when temperatures range from 16–25°C. Nevertheless, December to April along with May to August, when the mercury climbs into the 30s, are peak travel times as US families capitalise on school holiday periods.