The cheapest times to fly from LIH to MFE are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 20th
  • early August
  • October 15th to December 23rd (except the weeks of November 12th, November 26th, and December 10th)

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 MFE is early December. Prices can be as high as $1713 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $772 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to McAllen

Flying from Lihue, HI (LIH) to Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX (MFE) will usually cost between $802 to $1217 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $837. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1245. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $408 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $933 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIH to MFE flight.

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

LIH to MFE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIH to MFE flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Kauai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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 $187 (17%) 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 $864. Return trip prices are from the MFE 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 MFE can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LIH to MFE

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 LIH to MFE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (LIH > SEA > MFE)

  • Price for both tickets: $876
  • Average savings: $58 (6.16%)

See LIH to SEA flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (LIH > SJC > MFE)

  • Price for both tickets: $887
  • Average savings: $47 (4.98%)

See LIH to SJC flights

Hack #3: San Diego, CA (LIH > SAN > MFE)

  • Price for both tickets: $930
  • Average savings: $4 (0.38%)

See LIH to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from McAllen Miller International Airport to Lihue Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3830 miles or 6164 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIH to MFE flight is about 7 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Lihue, HI and Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from LIH to MFE.


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 MFE
Destination airport name McAllen Miller International Airport
City Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 26.2
Longitude -98.2


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