The cheapest times to fly from HNL to LIH are

  • January 1st to December 9th (except the weeks of March 12th, March 19th, April 30th, and October 8th)

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 HNL to LIH is mid February. Prices can be as high as $154 for Sunday flights during early May, or as low as $98 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Kauai

Flying from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $108 to $141 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $111. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $141. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $31 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $138 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HNL to LIH flight.

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

HNL to LIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HNL to LIH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Honolulu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.84, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $4 (3%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $133. Return trip prices are from the LIH to HNL 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 HNL to LIH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 10 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Hawaiian, Philippine Airlines, Southwest, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lihue Airport to Daniel K Inouye International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 102 miles or 164 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNL to LIH flight is about 1 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Honolulu, HI and Lihue, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 35 available flights from HNL to LIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HNL
Origination airport name Daniel K Inouye International Airport
City Honolulu, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 21.3
Longitude -157.9

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from HNL to LIH tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 10% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 36% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LIH heading for HNL about 2 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lihue, HI is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

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