How to travel between the Hawaiian Islands?

Unless you are going on a Hawaii cruise, the primary mode of transportation between the islands is by commercial airplane. (There is a ferry between Lana’i and Maui, which costs $30 one way for adults.)

Flight times between the islands are relatively short, usually less than an hour and sometimes as short as 34 minutes, such as the Honolulu, Oahu, Lihue, Kauai route. Most routes are also direct, with the exception of the route between Lihue and Hilo on the island of Hawaii, which requires a stopover in Honolulu.

There are many flights between the island’s four main airports:

* Hawaii Island (Kona and Hilo International Airports).

* Kauai (Lihue Airport).

* Maui (Kahului Airport is the main airport, although there is also Hana Airport).

* Oahu (Honolulu International Airport).

Starting at about 5 or 6 AM, flights between the islands are scheduled at least every hour until the last flight, at about 8 or 9 PM, on either Hawaiian Airlines or Southwest Airlines.

Hawaiian Airlines offers the most flights – 18 routes with an average of 170 daily flights between the islands. Hawaiian Airlines has also “eliminated ticket change fees on any route on its network, making this a very flexible option for travelers,” according to a Hawaiian Airlines spokesperson.

Southwest Airlines offers five interisland routes with up to 60 flights a day, according to Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins. From Honolulu, 29 of the 40 daily flights are to neighboring islands.

Of the six islands you can visit, Lana’i and Moloka’i are not as accessible, and Hawaiian and Southwest airlines don’t fly to them. They also don’t fly to Hana Airport, a small airport located on East Maui. For these routes, unless you want to book a private charter, only Mokulele Airlines, operated by Southern Airways Express, is available. Mokulele flies to Honolulu, Lihue, Molokai, Kahului, Hana, Kona and Lanai.

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