Want to see a few Islands in Hawaii? Traveling between Big Island and Maui is doable, especially if your trip is a week or longer. The 45 minute journey has postcard-worthy views of volcanos and the Pacific.

Here’s a quick view out the window…

Traveling between Big Island and Maui

Tickets are usually $75-125. When direct flights sell out, a route with a stop in Honolulu is the next best option. 

The open-air airport is unbeatable. 

Hawaii Maui Airport Outdoors boarding on tarmac

It feels like you’re still on vacation…

Hawaii Kona Big Island Airport Outdoors boarding the plane on tarmac

There’s fresh air, pineapple stands, and places to get a bite and drink a cold Kona Brewery beer.

Hawaii Kona Big Island Airport Outdoors boarding on tarmac

Check-in is outside.

Baggage claim is outside.

Passengers board planes outside.

Hawaiian airplane from Kona Airport to Maui airport with outdoor boarding

The flight on Hawaiian air is short and enjoyable.

Hawaiian airplane from Kona Big Island Airport to Maui with outdoor boarding

Cool mist and Hawaiian tunes greet passengers as they find assigned seats. And you don’t need entertainment or wifi on this flight. The views out the window are stunning!

Hawaiian airplane from Kona Big Island flight to Maui airport looking out the Hawaiian plane window

A note on baggage check points

There are some repetitive bag check points at the airport. A lot of this is to prevent bugs from leaving the island. The only fruit that can leave the island is uncut pineapple.

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