It does take a long time to fly to Hawaii, but life is too short to miss out on one of Mother Nature's finest masterpieces...
Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States of America. The string of islands that constitute Hawaii are like jewels set into the watery crown of the Pacific Ocean. For many visitors, this is paradise. Lei-wearing hula dancers, softly swinging palm trees, dramatic and rugged landscapes, turquoise waters, rainbow-like cocktails, friendly luaus: every holiday element of this delicious destination is designed to extract another deep breath from weary bodies until visitors are totally and utterly relaxed.
Most Hawaii flights from the UK make a stop in continental US. You could book flights with a short stop to get to Hawaii as quickly as possible, or take a longer stopover to see more of cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The weather in Hawaii is perfect for sunbathing and taking it easy at any time of the year. Daytime temperatures rarely move from a constant 28C, though a little more rain falls between November and January. Cheaper flights are often available during the wetter months and outside the Christmas holidays, though the best way to find cheap flights to Hawaii is to book as early as possible. You can find your ideal flight using the search tool on TravelSupermarket.
With no non-stop services from the UK, all flights operate via the US or Canada and take around 18 hours each way on the fastest connections...
The various airline groups work together to get the best overall fares for travellers. British Airways works with its partners American Airlines and US Airways, operating via gateway airports such as Los Angeles and San Francisco among others. United works alongside its partners Lufthansa and Air Canada to join services up, and Air France and KLM work with their partner Delta.
You can therefore depart from the UK on transatlantic services from London's Heathrow or Manchester and connect in the US or Canada for the onward flight. Or go from regional airports via London or Paris, Amsterdam or Frankfurt to reach the Hawaiian Islands.
You are likely to arrive into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on the island of Oahu - it's one of the busiest airports in the US. Kahului Airport (OGG) on Maui is another popular destination, while both offer onward flights to the other holiday islands of Hawaii (Big Island), Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai.
Find out how to get to and from the airports in Hawaii...
A few kilometres from downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, Honolulu International Airport is well connected via public transport, taxis and shuttle services.
Find the taxi rank outside arrivals (uniformed taxi dispatchers will help you) and hop in a cab. The cost to travel the 25-minute journey to Waikiki, for example, is around 40 US dollars (about £24).
If you haven't got massive luggage, you can make use of the island's bus services for just a few dollars per person, but there are rules on the size of bags allowed on board.
Also operating from the airport is the SpeediShuttle service, which takes visitors door to door for a set price. It's around $30 for two to travel to the resorts of Waikiki.
Other airports around Hawaii will offer similar services, while many hotels will arrange shuttle services for you too.
You could also consider car hire in Hawaii. Pick up at the airport and use your vehicle to see the sights, as well as getting to and from the airport.
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Of the 19 islands of Hawaii, six welcome visitors to their hotels, beaches and restaurants.
Oahu is the big draw for most holidaymakers. From desirable Waikiki Beach to the state capital of Honolulu, there is no shortage of cultural attractions, global restaurants, great hotels and people - this is the busiest of the islands.
The Big Island of Hawaii is a popular holiday spot and there are dozens of hotels, resorts and beach bungalows for you to choose from. Landscapes and wildlife attract holidaymakers to these shores.
The beaches of Maui are world famous, so if it's sun, sand and sea you're dreaming of, Maui could be the island for you.
It's hard to put much between the other holiday islands of Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai; they are all a bit more isolated than the main three, so breaks here are decidedly quieter and truly encapsulate what it means to get away from it all.
Once you've booked your flights to Hawaii you can also compare deals on hotels with TravelSupermarket's easy-to-use search tool. And then it will soon be time to say a cheery “aloha” to sunny Hawaii.