Daniel K Inouye Airport (HNL) Security Wait Times

How busy is Honolulu Airport right now?  What are the current HNL Airport wait times? Find out below!

Honolulu International (Honolulu, HI)

Passengers moving through the security checkpoints should anticipate waiting on average for:
34 minutes and 6 seconds

TSA Precheck Lanes: Available

Checkpoint 29

  • CP 1 Lanes 1 and 2Open

Checkpoint 30

  • CP 2 Lanes 3 and 4Closed

Checkpoint 32

  • MaukaClosed


  • Checkpoint 1Closed

Terminal MAIN

  • Checkpoint 3Closed
  • Checkpoint 4Closed
  • Checkpoint 5Closed

Estimated Wait Times For Today

6 am - 7 am
8 m

7 am - 8 am
2 m

8 am - 9 am
5 m

9 am - 10 am
33 m

10 am - 11 am
30 m

11 am - 12 pm
13 m

12 pm - 1 pm
10 m

1 pm - 2 pm
9 m

2 pm - 3 pm
10 m

3 pm - 4 pm
7 m

4 pm - 5 pm
16 m

5 pm - 6 pm
26 m

6 pm - 7 pm
18 m

7 pm - 8 pm
10 m

8 pm - 9 pm
0 m

9 pm - 10 pm
5 m

10 pm - 11 pm
0 m

11 pm - 12 am
0 m

* Wait times are estimates, subject to change, and may not be indicative of your experience.

Ordinarily 90 minutes before your flight is ample time to arrive at the airport, less for inter island flights. However, during holidays, the security lines at HNL can be lengthy and it is advisable to allow 3 hours. Memorial Day weekend travel 2023 saw long lines of frustrated travelers.

Typically, you'd be safe arriving at the airport around 90 minutes before your flight, especially for inter-island flights. However, it's a good idea l to consider the potential impact of busy periods and holidays on how early you should get to the airport. Honolulu International Airport (HNL) can experience extended security lines during these peak periods, so it's wise to allocate a longer window of time. In such cases, allowing 3 hours before your flight would be wise.

One such example was the Memorial Day weekend travel in 2023, which witnessed a surge in passenger volume and consequently led to frustratingly long lines. This serves as a reminder that during high-demand periods, additional time for security procedures is crucial to avoid any unnecessary stress or potential delays. By adjusting your schedule accordingly, you can ensure a smoother travel experience.
You can speed up your journey through security at HNL with TSA PreCheck membership. Members benefit from a dedicated lane for identification and verification by TSACheck and simpler processing for lower wait times at Daniel K Inouye Airport. Check out today's estimated TSA wait times at Honolulu Airport above in addition to open lane info. To find out more about joining or renewing TSA PreCheck membership visit and the associated benefits visit https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.
International passengers arriving at HNL should expect wait times similar to other medium to large US airports though wait times have been lengthy during holidays and other busy periods. How many other international flights are arriving at the same time as yours is likely to be the biggest variable in how long it will take to get through immigration at HNL Airport.

For further details about the security wait times at Daniel K Inouye Airport, TSA PreCheck, Global Entry, baggage allowances, lost and found and more – https://airports.hawaii.gov/hnl/