The cheapest times to fly from LIH to MQT are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 23rd to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 13th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

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 MQT is early September. Prices can be as high as $1683 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $777 for Monday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Marquette

Flying from Lihue, HI (LIH) to Marquette, MI (MQT) will usually cost between $815 to $1338 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $849. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1242. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $393 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $928 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIH to MQT flight.

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

LIH to MQT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIH to MQT 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MQT, 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 $230 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $912. Return trip prices are from the MQT 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 MQT can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 42 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 LIH to MQT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 1.40% less expensive than MQT
  • 2-layover flights available

See LIH to TVC flights


Flight Hacking LIH to MQT

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 MQT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Jose, CA (LIH > SJC > MQT)

  • Price for both tickets: $918
  • Average savings: $10 (1.08%)

See LIH to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LIH to MQT? 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 Sawyer International Airport to Lihue Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4284 miles or 6894 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIH to MQT flight is about 8 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Lihue, HI and Marquette, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from LIH to MQT.


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 MQT
Destination airport name Sawyer International Airport
City Marquette, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.4
Longitude -87.4


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.