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Hawaii Interisland Travel Cost Comparison

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With the departure of Aloha Airlines due to bankrupcy, the cost to fly interisland has risen substantially.  I fly between the islands frequently and put together a cost comparison which is published below.  I have personally travelled on each of the carriers below.  Cost comparisons are based on a trip duration of 1 week with a Wednesday departure and return.  The most expensive portion of travel is car rental.  Foir travel between Honolulu and Maui, that can be avoided by taking your car with you on the Superferry.  Or, for those that commute regularly between two islands as I do, it can pay to have a car on both islands.

1 Week Trip Duration Between Adjacent Major Islands





Car Rental

Total Cost

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Go! Airlines

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Island Air







Mokulele Airlines







Pacific Wings






Hawaii Superferry (Passenger only)








Hawaii Superferry (Passenger + car)






Data is as published on the carrier websites and is for travel between the closest major islands.  Where available, travel is round trip from Honolulu to Kauai and return.  Car rental is the published Avis internet rate for a standard car and parking is based on $8/day in the Honolulu Economy Lot. Departures were selected as close to 1 PM as possible without regard to fare.  Taxes and fees are included and there are no baggage charges for the first piece.  Not all airlines serve all islands and the Hawaii Superferry only runs between Honolulu and Maui at the current time.

Data herein is believed representative at the time of checking on carrier internet sites but it varies frequently and is not guaranteed.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsRichard T. Dolbeare • October 25 2008 07:00PM


Richard, great information, I can not believe the Parking and Car rental cost, just amazing.

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 10 years ago

Neat comparison and presentation.  This comparison will change when all of the competitors eventually have to price to cover their costs...or go out of business.

Aloha, Brad

Posted by Kauaibrad over 10 years ago

Endre - Yes, and those 2 items are often overlooked with focus primarily on air fare.

KauaiBrad - Yes, the 3 things that are a given are death, taxes, and ... CHANGE!


Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) over 10 years ago

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