The cheapest times to fly from COS to LIH are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the weeks of January 29th and February 12th)
  • early to mid May
  • 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 COS to LIH is early September. Prices can be as high as $1456 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $659 for Monday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Kauai

Flying from Colorado Springs, CO (COS) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $730 to $1152 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $739. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1184. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $445 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $851 can be considered a good price for a round-trip COS to LIH flight.

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

COS to LIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the COS to LIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Colorado Springs. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $157 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $818. Return trip prices are from the LIH to COS 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 COS 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 6 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 COS to LIH while comparing.

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

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
  • Usually 27.57% less expensive than LIH
  • 1-layover flights available

See COS to HNL flights


Flight Hacking COS 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 COS to LIH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Honolulu, HI (COS > HNL > LIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $754
  • Average savings: $97 (11.35%)

See COS to HNL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lihue Airport to City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3402 miles or 5475 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop COS to LIH flight is about 7 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Colorado Springs, CO and Lihue, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from COS to LIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code COS
Origination airport name City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
City Colorado Springs, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

Destination code LIH
Destination airport name Lihue Airport
City Lihue, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 22
Longitude -159.3


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