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The cheapest times to fly from LIH to SBA are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 20th
  • July 16th to August 5th
  • October 15th 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 SBA is early November. Prices can be as high as $1370 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $461 for Wednesday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to Santa Barbara

Flying from Lihue, HI (LIH) to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) will usually cost between $523 to $939 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $521. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $952. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $431 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $675 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIH to SBA flight.

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

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LIH to SBA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIH to SBA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Kauai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SBA, 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 $167 (21%) 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 $622. Return trip prices are from the SBA to LIH flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LIH to SBA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 33 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 SBA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 18.22% less expensive than SBA
  • Nonstop flights available

See LIH to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 14.22% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LIH to LGB flights

Destination alternative #3: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 11.19% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LIH to SNA flights

Destination alternative #4: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 9.04% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LIH to BUR flights

Destination alternative #5: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from SBA
  • Usually 5.19% less expensive than SBA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LIH to ONT flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LIH to SBA? 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 Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to Lihue Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2535 miles or 4080 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIH to SBA flight is about 5 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Lihue, HI and Santa Barbara, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from LIH to SBA.

 

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 SBA
Destination airport name Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
City Santa Barbara, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 34.4
Longitude -119.8

 

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