In-air flight time: 5 hours, 17 minutes
From gate to gate: 5 hours, 40 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 5 hours, 6 minutes
The total flight duration from Los Angeles, CA to Hawaii is 5 hours, 17 minutes.
This is the average in-air flight time (wheels up to wheels down on the runway) based on actual flights taken over the past year, including routes like LAX to HNL. It covers the entire time on a typical commercial flight including take-off and landing.
If you're planning a trip, you should also factor in extra time for the plane to pull back from the gate and taxi to the runway, as well as reaching the destination gate after landing. If you include this extra time on the tarmac, the average total elapsed time from gate to gate flying from Los Angeles, CA to Hawaii is 5 hours, 40 minutes.
Finally, pilots might want to estimate the flight time using an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. If you don't add any extra time to increase or decrease speed for take-off and landing, then at constant speed your flight time would be 5 hours, 6 minutes.
If you're booking a flight, make sure you check the scheduled departure and arrival times. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between Los Angeles, CA and Hawaii.
The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from Los Angeles, CA to Hawaii ("as the crow flies"), which is about 2,551 miles or 4 106 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Los Angeles, California.
It ends in the state of Hawaii.
Your flight direction from Los Angeles, CA to Hawaii is West (-100 degrees from North).
The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.
It only takes about 5 hours to leave the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles to the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Imagine, a traditional fresh flower lei waiting for you upon your arrival.
Most people fly into Honolulu, the state capital and the biggest city in Hawaii, located in the island of Oahu. Oahu tourist attractions include Pearl Harbor, Waikiki Beach, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and North Shore - the popular surfers’ paradise.
Besides Oahu, visitors have the option to vacation in the islands of Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai and Big Island.
Maui has the best beaches and is the second largest island in Hawaii. Maui offers great whale watching spots at Lahaina, scenic lookout at Haleakala National Park and the world famous scenic drive along the winding road to Hana.
Big Island is the largest with coffee plantations that produce the famous Kona coffee. The island of Lanai is the island for you if you don’t want to deal with traffic lights. There is not a single traffic light in this island that’s away from the crowd.
Molokai island is rich in history, nature and is a place to mingle with local Hawaiians. The northernmost island of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon is known as The Grand Canyon of the Pacific and Poipu Beach Park was voted as one of America’s best beaches.
Which island will you choose?
Travelmath provides an online flight time calculator for all types of travel routes. You can enter airports, cities, states, countries, or zip codes to find the flying time between any two points. The database uses the great circle distance and the average airspeed of a commercial airliner to figure out how long a typical flight would take. Find your travel time to estimate the length of a flight between airports, or ask how long it takes to fly from one city to another.