Honolulu is a major hub for those flying in and out of Hawaii. It’s also the airport where those flying into other Hawaiian islands will take a connecting flight. There are plenty of flights from Honolulu to Maui and the fares are affordable.

Airport choices

When flying into Maui, travelers use Kahului Airport . It is a small airport, which serves the US mainland, Canada and other airports in Hawaii. The airlines serving this small airport include: Air Canada and Northwest Airlines . To get from the airport to the hotel you can use the public transport, the airport shuttle, a taxi or rent your own car.

When flying out of Honolulu, travelers will be using Honolulu International Airport . It is located on the Island of Oahu and serves as hub for Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines. Honolulu is also the airport you’ll most likely connect from if you are on the way to another Hawaiian island.

Best airline choices

The following airlines offer direct flights from Honolulu to Maui:

  • go! (Mesa Airlines)
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Mokulele Airlines
  • Island Air
  • Northwest Airlines


Out of all these airlines two stand out in particular: go! and Hawaiian Airlines. They offer the lowest fares.

Typical prices

The high travel season in Hawaii starts in mid-December and typically lasts until mid-March or even mid-April. Ironically, the best time to visit Hawaii weather-wise is in autumn (September to mid-December) and spring (mid-April to mid-June).As the high season draws near, the prices for flights from Honolulu to Maui start to rise as well.

If you plan to visit Maui in early or mid-October, the round trip ticket price starts at $88, but prices can be as high as $140 or even $590 (Northwest Airlines).

Money saving tips

Definitely start the search with go! and Hawaiian Airlines as they seem to offer the lowest fares. Otherwise you can always check the website discount websites, such as Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity and Priceline.

Needless to say, if you plan to fly right smack in the middle of the peak travel season, the prices will be at their highest. So, if possible, plan to spend your vacation in Maui in the shoulder season; October and May are lovely months to choose. Likewise, try not to fly during the weekends.

Book your ticket in advance. If you plan to visit the island in the off-season, 2 to 8 weeks are enough to book your ticket. But if you plan to fly during the holidays, book the ticket as early as possible.