The cheapest times to fly from ITO to LIH are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • July 23rd to December 16th (except the week of July 30th)

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 ITO to LIH is late January. Prices can be as high as $334 for Friday flights during early April, or as low as $173 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Kauai

Flying from Hilo, HI (ITO) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $193 to $251 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $192. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $270. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $78 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $244 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ITO to LIH flight.

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

ITO to LIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ITO to LIH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Hilo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.48, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $10 (4%) 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 $234. Return trip prices are from the LIH to ITO 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 ITO 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 1 hour 33 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 ITO to LIH while comparing.

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

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
  • Usually 32.85% less expensive than LIH
  • Nonstop flights available

See ITO to HNL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 318 miles or 512 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ITO to LIH flight is about 1 hour 33 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from ITO to LIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ITO
Origination airport name Hilo International Airport
City Hilo, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -155

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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