The cheapest times to fly from LIH to SAN are

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • April 30th to May 13th
  • July 30th 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 SAN is late October. Prices can be as high as $895 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $368 for Wednesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Lihue, HI (LIH) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $387 to $679 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $390. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $700. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $309 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $515 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIH to SAN flight.

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

LIH to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIH to SAN 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 $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $114 (19%) 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 $482. Return trip prices are from the SAN 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 SAN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 47 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Lihue Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2672 miles or 4300 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIH to SAN flight is about 5 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Lihue, HI and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 107 available flights from LIH to SAN.


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 SAN
Destination airport name San Diego International Airport
City San Diego, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -117.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LIH to SAN tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 29% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SAN heading for LIH about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Diego, CA is about 15 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Alaska: 15 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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