The cheapest times to fly from LIH to LAX are

  • January 15th to March 4th (except the week of February 19th)
  • July 16th to November 11th

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 LIH to LAX is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $886 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $404 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Lihue, HI (LIH) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $412 to $722 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $434. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $715. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $281 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $552 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIH to LAX flight.

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

LIH to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIH to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Kauai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LIH. 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 $103 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $505. Return trip prices are from the LAX to LIH 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 LIH to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 41 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 LIH to LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 6.70% less expensive than LAX
  • Nonstop flights available

See LIH to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Lihue Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2611 miles or 4202 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIH to LAX flight is about 5 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Lihue, HI and Los Angeles, CA?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LIH to LAX tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 18% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 44% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for LIH about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 73 minutes late
  • American: 22 minutes late
  • United: 4 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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