Sydney to Hawaii flights are offered daily via a number of major carriers. Most fly directly to the major Hawaii airport, Honolulu International. From there, you can relax and take in all the sights of Oahu or catch a further connecting flight to Hawaii’s other major tourism destinations, making a holiday to Hawaii a diverse choice!
The Sydney to Hawaii flight time is under 10 hours, so within a day you can be relaxing on a beach, enjoying a sunset cocktail, or taking in the spectacular sights. Meanwhile, if you’re flexible in your travel time, there are some great deals to be enjoyed.
How long does it take to fly from Sydney to Hawaii?
Sydney to Hawaii – 9 hours 35 minutes
Which airlines fly frequently from Sydney to Hawaii?
Qantas – Airbus A330
Jetstar – Boeing 787
Air New Zealand – Boeing 787
Hawaiian Airlines – Airbus A330
United Airlines – Boeing 787
Departing from Sydney
Sydney Airport (SYD) is also known as Mascot Airport or Kingsford Smith Airport, and is located 8km from the city centre. It is the busiest airport in Australia and consists of three terminals, with Terminal 1 the hub for international flights and Terminals 2 and 3 servicing domestic flights. A fast and reliable way to get yourself to the airport – especially during peak times – is the AirportLink train, which departs from Central, Circular Quay, and any of the city stations. Trains run approximately every ten minutes, with the journey taking less than 15 minutes. A one-way ticket is about $19. To use AirportLink, you’ll need to purchase an Opal Card. It’s easy to take a taxi or rideshare service to the airport too, but allow plenty of time if you’re travelling in the peak periods. Read more about Sydney Airport (SYD) transport options.
Where will my flight land?
If you’re flying to Hawaii from Australia or New Zealand, your flight will arrive at Honolulu International Airport (HNL), officially known as Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. This airport is located on the island of Oahu and is 5km from Oahu’s central business district. Taxi is the most efficient way to get to and from Honolulu International Airport. If you’re arriving, you’ll find a taxi service right outside the baggage claim areas. Fares are metered, and the journey to Waikiki from the airport will cost you around US$45, plus a baggage charge of 50 cents per bag.
What is the weather like in Hawaii?
With warm and pleasant temperatures throughout the year, it’s not so much the weather in Hawaii but rather how busy the destination gets that determines the best time to travel. For many, the period between March and May is an ideal time to revel in all the paradise Hawaii has to offer.
Warm, sunny and humid, the Hawaiian summer offers calm sea conditions and more affordable accommodation. Although the American school holidays can see an influx of guests, this period is generally considered the low season, and this makes for great rates on room prices and rental vehicles.
Appropriate clothing: Casual summer wear including shorts, shirts, and dresses
Don’t forget: Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses
As autumn kicks in, the trade winds begin to pick up, adding great surf to Hawaii’s endless list of things to experience. During this period, the Hawaii temperature remains in the high 20s offering stunning conditions for sightseeing, swimming, and exploring.
Appropriate clothing: Shorts, t-shirts, dresses, with smart casual attire for dining out
Don’t forget: A light jumper for the evening
Winter generally means more rainfall across Hawaii, although this does bring some benefits. This is the time of year when the waterfalls are in their full glory. It can be sunny on one side of an island while it’s raining on the other.
Appropriate clothing: Shorts, shirts, dresses, and a light jumper
Don’t forget: A rain poncho or umbrella
Of all the Hawaii seasons, spring is perhaps the ultimate season to witness the islands at their spectacular best. The days are warm, rainfall has dropped off, and the trade winds have settled to a gentle breeze. To cap it all, tropical gardens are in full bloom.
Appropriate clothing: Resort wear, with a long-sleeve option for cooler nights
Don’t forget: Your swimmers and snorkelling gear – the sea is temperate and calm
Find out more in our Hawaii travel guide.