The cheapest times to fly from LIR to KOA are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the weeks of March 19th and April 2nd)
  • October 15th to November 11th

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 LIR to KOA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1974 for Friday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $803 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Liberia (LIR) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $1036 to $1809 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1051. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1748. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $697 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1490 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LIR to KOA flight.

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

LIR to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LIR to KOA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Liberia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KOA, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into LIR. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Kailua-Kona, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Liberia. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $166 (11%) 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 $1331. Return trip prices are from the KOA to LIR 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 LIR to KOA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 28 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 LIR to KOA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kapalua Airport (JHM) in Kapalua, HI

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 0.20% less expensive than KOA
  • 2-layover flights available

See LIR to JHM flights


Flight Hacking LIR to KOA

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 LIR to KOA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Jose, CA (LIR > SJC > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $975
  • Average savings: $516 (34.6%)

See LIR to SAN flights

Hack #2: San Diego, CA (LIR > SAN > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $985
  • Average savings: $505 (33.89%)

See LIR to SJC flights

Hack #3: Oakland, CA (LIR > OAK > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1073
  • Average savings: $418 (28.02%)

See LIR to OAK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LIR to KOA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, Southwest, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Daniel Oduber International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4713 miles or 7585 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LIR to KOA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LIR to KOA flight is about 9 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Liberia and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from LIR to KOA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLIR
Origination airport nameDaniel Oduber International Airport
CountryCosta Rica

Return Airport

Destination codeKOA
Destination airport nameEllison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
CityKona, HI
Countrythe United States


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