The cheapest times to fly from LIH to SEA are

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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 SEA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1013 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $358 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Seattle

Flying from Lihue, HI (LIH) to Seattle, WA (SEA) will usually cost between $377 to $788 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 $387. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $761. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $374 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $531 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIH to SEA flight.

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

LIH to SEA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIH to SEA 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 $123 (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 $502. Return trip prices are from the SEA 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 SEA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 50 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 SEA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Portland International Airport (PDX) in Portland, OR

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from SEA
  • Usually 0.28% less expensive than SEA
  • Nonstop flights available

See LIH to PDX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LIH to SEA? 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 Seattle/Tacoma International Airport to Lihue Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2699 miles or 4344 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIH to SEA flight is about 5 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Lihue, HI and Seattle, WA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 108 available flights from LIH to SEA.


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 SEA
Destination airport name Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
City Seattle, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -122.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LIH to SEA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 15% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 56% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SEA heading for LIH about 2 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Seattle, WA is about 9 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 2 minutes late
  • Alaska: 5 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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