If you’re a Los Angeles native, you know that life can get a little hectic. Wouldn’t it be nice to swap big city noise and that cup of office coffee for ocean breezes and a freshly crafted Mai Tai? You can make that a reality by booking a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu! Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about the journey. Before your trip, be sure to check out our complimentary Oahu Travel Guide! It’s a complete list of our favorite shops, restaurants, excursions, and more.
Los Angeles to Honolulu: Your Ultimate Guide
About Flights from LAX to HNL
The journey from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes anywhere from five hours and 45 minutes to seven hours, depending on what type of flight you choose. Most, however, are nonstop. There are several airlines that service the Los Angeles International Airport, so you’ll most likely get to choose your favorite! Southwest, Hawaiian, Alaska, and Delta Airlines are among the names you’ll see flying out of this airport.
Once You Land on Oahu
Where to Rent a Car
After landing on the island of Oahu, the first thing you’ll want to do is rent a car. Though ride-sharing is a viable option here, the cost can add up quickly. Plus, there’s so much to see! We recommend coordinating with one of the many companies that service the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (also known as the Honolulu International Airport). If you’re looking for the easiest and quickest option, Budget, Advantage, and Hertz all offer airport drop-off services. If you booked a rental car in advance, you can request pick-up or use a ride-sharing service to go and meet your temporary set of wheels.
What to Do and See
Once you have your rental car, it’s time to get out an explore Oahu! If you managed to go the whole day without succumbing to airplane or airport food, try one of the nearby restaurants. Big Kahuna Pizza, La Mariana Restaurant, and Uncle’s Fish Market and Grill are all nearby. If you have the whole day to explore Oahu’s South Shore, be sure to also check out Hanauma Bay and the Ala Moana Shopping Center!
Though Oahu appears to be just off the coast of California, it’s actually a full 2,558 miles from Los Angeles! There’s a chance you’ll be a little jet-lagged (due to the 3-hour time change). If simply relaxing in a hammock by the serene ocean sounds like the best plan for your first day in Hawaii, there’s no shame in that! Check into your bright, airy, and spacious home and see why Hawaii Beach Homes has been Oahu’s most reliable vacation rental company for over 40 years. We offer beautiful properties on the South, North, and East Shores of the island, so you’ll never be far from Oahu’s most exciting things to do. Plus, each of our homes features premium amenities and perks you’re sure to love!