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Honolulu Guide

Compare Cheap Flights from Sydney to Honolulu

Honolulu is the capital and largest city of Hawaii and a dream destination for people around the world. While Hawaii is a state within the USA, it has a completely unique culture compared to the rest of the country. US history only goes back a few hundred years, but Hawaiian culture and history go back about 1,500 years and have roots in Polynesia. Hawaii is made up of eight different islands, each offering lots of beautiful nature and beaches. Oahu is the most populous island and where Honolulu is located. As one of the most popular islands for visitors to Hawaii, Oahu is full of attractions, nature, food, shopping, and nightlife to keep you busy when you book cheap flights from Sydney to Honolulu.

A variety of airlines offer cheap airfares from Sydney to Honolulu, including Hawaiian Airlines, Jetstar, Qantas, United Airlines, and Air New Zealand. Several of these airlines offer direct flights from SYD to HNL, which get you to Honolulu Airport in less than 10 hours. When booking cheap flights from Sydney to Honolulu, you have plenty of options to choose from. Around 250 return flights from Sydney to Honolulu depart each week, so you can be soaking up the culture of Hawaii in no time.

Are you ready to escape reality for a little while and plan an island getaway? Webjet compares cheap airfares from Sydney to Honolulu from all different airlines to get you the best deals. Book your return flights from Sydney to Honolulu, and use Webjet’s guide to make the most of your Hawaiian adventure.

Things to do in Honolulu

Honolulu is an exciting city that’s full of things to do. The city centre is full of great restaurants, shopping, and gorgeous beaches. Head just outside central Honolulu, and you’ll find some incredible nature. With great weather year-round, Honolulu is a city where you can spend most of your time outdoors soaking up island life.

Iolani Palace

One of the best places to learn about Hawaii’s interesting history is at Iolani Palace. Until 1893, Hawaii was a kingdom with its own royal family. Iolani Palace is the former home of Hawaii’s royal family, and it’s a great place to learn about Hawaii’s culture and history before it became a US state.

Diamond Head Crater

Hawaii is full of great hikes. One of the best is located right in Honolulu a short distance from the Waikiki neighbourhood. Diamond Head is an inactive volcano with an easy hour-long hike to the top. From its summit, there is an incredible view of the city, the ocean, and the bright green Hawaiian landscape.

Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor is one of the most significant historical events to happen in Hawaii. The bombing of Pearl Harbor took place in December 1941 and is the event that brought the United States into World War II. Today, you can visit the spot where this occurred to learn about the bombing and how it affected Hawaii. Pearl Harbor is made up of several memorials, including multiple ships, a submarine, and a museum.

Go to the Beach

You can’t book cheap flights from Sydney to Honolulu without spending some time at the beach! Honolulu and the whole island of Oahu have some incredible beaches to experience during your trip. Waikiki Beach is located right in the city and is an easy walk from Downtown. Located slightly outside the city, Lanikai Beach is a relaxing oasis, with small crowds, calm waves, and beautiful blue water. Take a bus or rent a car and head up to the North Shore, which is one of the top surfing hot spots in the world. North Shore is one of the most famous surf spots in Hawaii, but surfing is great all over the island of Oahu. If you’ve never tried surfing before, what better place to try it for the first time than in Hawaii?

Kalakaua Avenue

This long road stretches through Waikiki and central Honolulu and is the place to go for food, drinks, and shopping. Kalakaua Avenue starts right at Waikiki Beach and is lined with tropical palm trees and plenty of things to do.

Koko Head and Hanauma Bay

This is a challenging hike that rewards you with some incredible views. Koko Head is a mountain located east of the city centre. What makes this hike so unique is that instead of hiking up a regular trail, you walk up an old railroad track. From the top, you get a sweeping view of Honolulu and the Oahu coastline. After hiking Koko Head, be sure to head to nearby Hanauma Bay. The bay has calm, clear water and is the perfect spot to go snorkelling. You’ll see lots of colourful coral, fish, and even some turtles.  

Best time to visit Honolulu

When should you book return flights from Sydney to Honolulu?

There’s no bad time to book cheap flights from Sydney to Honolulu. Hawaii has a pretty stable tropical temperature year-round. The weather is fairly dry most of the year, but between January and April, rain showers are more common. This is also the busiest time to visit Hawaii because it’s when surfing is best. If you’re a surfer, this is an exciting time to visit for great waves and regular surfing competitions.

Outside of surfing season, the shoulder seasons from April to early June and September to mid-December are great times to book cheap airfares from Sydney to Honolulu. The weather is perfect, the island isn’t quite as busy, and there are lots of festivals and events to keep you entertained.


Departing from Sydney

Sydney Airport is located just 7 km south of the CBD, making it easy and convenient to get to. Each day, there are about 30-40 return flights from Sydney to Honolulu, so you have lots of options to choose from. As one of the main airports in Australia, Sydney Airport has a variety of airlines with cheap airfares from Sydney to Honolulu, including Qantas, Jetstar, Hawaiian Airlines, Air New Zealand, and United Airlines.

Getting to Sydney Airport (SYD)

Sydney Airport (also called Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport) offers transport options to satisfy all budgets. The most affordable option to get from central Sydney to the airport is to catch the Airport Link train. Airport Link departs from several different train stations around Sydney, including Central Station, Wynyard, Bondi Beach, and Darling Harbour. There are even Airport Link trains that depart from outer suburbs, such as Wollongong. Train times and ticket prices vary by departure point. Trains from the CBD only take about 15 minutes to the airport, while trains from Bondi take about 45 minutes. CBD train tickets are $18.70, and Bondi tickets are $19.70. You can purchase individual tickets or pay with your Opal Card.

With the airport’s close proximity to the CBD, you can get to the airport quickly in a taxi or an Uber. A taxi ride from the CBD takes about 20 minutes and costs about $45-$60. If you catch a taxi from Bondi, you’ll have a similar fare between $45-$65, and you’ll get to the airport in less than 30 minutes.

Parking at Sydney Airport

The Blu Emu car park is the most budget-friendly parking option at Sydney Airport. Blu Emu offers a free 24-hour shuttle bus service between the car park and the Domestic Terminal. The shuttle takes about 15 minutes and runs every 15-30 minutes. From the Domestic Terminal, you can catch a free train to the International Terminal, which runs from 5AM-midnight. The Blu Emu car park costs about $30 per day, but by booking your spot in advance, you can get even better rates.

For quick and direct access to the International Terminal, the P7 car park is another option. The car park is only a 5-minute walk from the International Terminal and offers covered parking. When you book your parking spot in advance, the P7 car park costs about $55 per day—convenient for a short holiday from SYD to HNL.

Arriving in Honolulu

Honolulu’s international airport is located just 8 km from the city’s Downtown, so you can get into the city quickly and easily. If you’re someone who prefers window seats, make sure to book a seat by the window for your return flights from Sydney to Honolulu. The view flying in is so beautiful with Hawaii’s bright blue water, green hills and volcanoes, and the skyscrapers of the city.

Getting to central Honolulu from Daniel K. Inouye Airport (HNL)

The most budget-friendly way to get from Honolulu Airport to the city is by public transport. Honolulu’s public bus service is simply called TheBus and has three routes departing from the Daniel K. Inouye Airport (HNL). Routes 19 and 20 both have stops throughout Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. If you are staying outside of the city, Bus 31 will take you to the Kalihi Transit Center where you can catch buses going all over the island, including the North Shore. Bus tickets are $2.50 each way for adults.

Daniel K. Inouye Airport (HNL) also offers a shuttle that can take you right to your hotel. The shuttles are located just outside of baggage claim and operate on demand. You can reserve a shuttle in advance or book onto one right at Honolulu Airport. Shuttle tickets cost $16 per person and include two pieces of luggage and a carry-on. If you brought your surfboard with you as well, the shuttle can accommodate it for an additional $22.

Taxis are available on the centre median outside of baggage claim. Taxis from Honolulu Airport calculate fare by metre rather than a flat rate. A taxi to Downtown Honolulu or Waikiki costs about $40-$45, and there is a 50 cent surcharge for each piece of luggage. 

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