The cheapest times to fly from DEN to LIH are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • 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 DEN to LIH is late September. Prices can be as high as $1330 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $504 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Kauai

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $523 to $919 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $538. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $974. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $435 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $702 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to LIH flight.

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

DEN to LIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to LIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 $123 (16%) 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 $658. Return trip prices are from the LIH to DEN 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 DEN to LIH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 7 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DEN to LIH while comparing.

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

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
  • Usually 6.05% less expensive than LIH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to HNL flights


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

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (DEN > SEA > LIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $697
  • Average savings: $6 (0.78%)

See DEN to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lihue Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3409 miles or 5486 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Lihue, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 98 available flights from DEN to LIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDEN
Origination airport nameDenver International Airport
CityDenver, CO
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to LIH tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LIH heading for DEN about 22 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lihue, HI is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • United: 22 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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