The cheapest times to fly from ILM to LIH are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • July 30th 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 ILM to LIH is mid August. Prices can be as high as $2048 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $650 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Kauai

Flying from Wilmington, NC (ILM) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $703 to $1304 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $718. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1382. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $664 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $894 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ILM to LIH flight.

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

ILM to LIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ILM to LIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Wilmington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $230 (21%) 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 $846. Return trip prices are from the LIH to ILM 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 ILM to LIH can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 49 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 ILM to LIH while comparing.

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

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
  • Usually 12.25% less expensive than LIH
  • 1-layover flights available

See ILM to HNL flights


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

Hack #1: Toronto (ILM > YYZ > LIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $863
  • Average savings: $31 (3.47%)

See ILM to YYZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ILM 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 Wilmington International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4908 miles or 7899 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ILM to LIH flight is about 9 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Wilmington, NC and Lihue, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from ILM to LIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ILM
Origination airport name Wilmington International Airport
City Wilmington, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 34.3
Longitude -77.9

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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