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Direct flights from Kona to Maui

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Direct flights from Kona to Maui

Can you get a direct flight from Kona to Maui without flying back to Honolulu? Looking at the Hawaiian Airlines website, they seem to have only the 2 flights in the morning from Kona to Kahului but the Kona to Kapalua flight goes back to Honolulu first. We will be staying at Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Which airport is closer to this hotel? I was hoping to get a direct flight, otherwise we have to waste a few hours waiting between flights at Honolulu. If we can get a direct flight to the Kahului airport, is it far to Kaanapali Beach Hotel?

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1. Re: Direct flights from Kona to Maui

Kapalua is within a few minutes drive from Kaanapali. From Kahului to Kaanapali it's about a 45 min. to an hour.

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2. Re: Direct flights from Kona to Maui

Thanks msfuzz, do you know if they have flights from that airport direct from kona?

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3. Re: Direct flights from Kona to Maui

Where is you departing flight from Maui?

I'd take one of the direct Kona-Kahului (KOA-OGG) flights and rent a car from there. Kapalua is much much smaller.

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4. Re: Direct flights from Kona to Maui

Thanks PareoB, not sure about our departing flight from Maui yet. We go from Maui back to Waikiki, does the closer airport to Kanapali go to Honolulu or just the bigger one? Do you know if there is a shuttle bus instead of hiring a car? Thanks for your help

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5. Re: Direct flights from Kona to Maui

All flights that I know of from Kona to Kapalua go back to Honolulu first. Grab one of the 2 direct flights, warning they fill up quickly, from KOA to OGG. If you are really intent on not renting a car take a look at Speedishuttle or Executive Shuttle from the airport to the hotel, it will cost about $60 for 2 people each way.

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6. Re: Direct flights from Kona to Maui

The airport in Kahului (OGG) is the main airport. Almost everyone uses it. As msfuzz said, the drive is about 45 minutes long - depending on the time of day. And it is a beautiful drive!!!

The airport in Kapalua (JHM) is small and only small planes fly into it. Shorter hours.

I would use Kahului. Make sure to reserve your car in advance.

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