The cheapest times to fly from BIS to LIH are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the weeks of January 15th and February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BIS to LIH is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1832 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $665 for Wednesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Kauai

Flying from Bismarck/Mandan, ND (BIS) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $703 to $1319 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $728. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1377. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $649 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $913 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BIS to LIH flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BIS to LIH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BIS to LIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BIS to LIH flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Bismarck. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $237 (21%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $877. Return trip prices are from the LIH to BIS flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BIS to LIH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 33 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from BIS to LIH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Daniel K Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, HI

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
  • Usually 6.02% less expensive than LIH
  • 1-layover flights available

See BIS to HNL flights


Flight Hacking BIS to LIH

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BIS to LIH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Jose, CA (BIS > SJC > LIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $869
  • Average savings: $44 (4.82%)

See BIS to SJC flights

Hack #2: Portland, OR (BIS > PDX > LIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $876
  • Average savings: $38 (4.11%)

See BIS to PDX flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (BIS > SEA > LIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $878
  • Average savings: $36 (3.89%)

See BIS to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BIS to LIH? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Hawaiian, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lihue Airport to Bismarck Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3652 miles or 5877 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BIS to LIH?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BIS to LIH flight is about 7 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Bismarck/Mandan, ND and Lihue, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from BIS to LIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBIS
Origination airport nameBismarck Municipal Airport
CityBismarck/Mandan, ND
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeLIH
Destination airport nameLihue Airport
CityLihue, HI
Countrythe United States


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