The cheapest times to fly from ICN to LIH are

  • January 22nd to April 8th (except the week of March 26th)
  • May 14th to June 10th
  • September 10th to September 30th
  • October 15th to December 23rd (except the week of October 22nd)

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 ICN to LIH is early March. Prices can be as high as $3092 for Monday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $725 for Thursday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Kauai

Flying from Seoul (ICN) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $786 to $1702 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $835. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1865. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1031 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $984 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ICN to LIH flight.

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

ICN to LIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ICN to LIH flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Seoul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Kauai, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Seoul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $443 (32%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $860. Return trip prices are from the LIH to ICN 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 ICN 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 9 hour 1 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 ICN to LIH while comparing.

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

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
  • Usually 23.07% less expensive than LIH
  • Nonstop flights available

See ICN to HNL flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $895
  • Average savings: $89 (9.04%)

See ICN to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Asiana, China Airlines, Delta, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4467 miles or 7189 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ICN to LIH flight is about 9 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Seoul and Lihue, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from ICN to LIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ICN
Origination airport name Incheon International Airport
City Seoul
Country South Korea
Latitude 37.5
Longitude 126.4

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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