The cheapest times to fly from KOA to LIH are

  • January 1st to June 3rd (except the weeks of March 5th, March 19th, and May 7th)
  • August 27th to September 23rd
  • November 19th to December 16th (except the week of November 26th)

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 KOA to LIH is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $235 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $149 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Kauai

Flying from Kona, HI (KOA) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $170 to $220 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $171. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $219. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $47 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $197 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KOA to LIH flight.

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

KOA to LIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KOA to LIH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Kailua-Kona. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.47, 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 $17 (8%) 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 $189. Return trip prices are from the LIH to KOA 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 KOA 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 27 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 KOA to LIH while comparing.

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

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
  • Usually 39.44% less expensive than LIH
  • Nonstop flights available

See KOA to HNL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Lihue Airport to Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 263 miles or 423 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KOA to LIH flight is about 1 hour 27 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 89 available flights from KOA to LIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KOA
Origination airport name Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
City Kona, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -156

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 KOA to LIH tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 9% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 32% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LIH heading for KOA about 2 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lihue, HI is about 4 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

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