The cheapest times to fly from MFE to LIH are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

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 MFE to LIH is early October. Prices can be as high as $1875 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $767 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Kauai

Flying from Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX (MFE) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $792 to $1210 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $816. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1301. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $485 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $898 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MFE to LIH flight.

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

MFE to LIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MFE to LIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from McAllen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $187 (17%) 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 $867. Return trip prices are from the LIH to MFE 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 MFE to LIH can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 53 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 MFE to LIH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Daniel K Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, HI

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
  • Usually 6.46% less expensive than LIH
  • 1-layover flights available

See MFE to HNL flights


Flight Hacking MFE to LIH

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 MFE to LIH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (MFE > SEA > LIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $867
  • Average savings: $32 (3.51%)

See MFE to SEA flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (MFE > SJC > LIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $884
  • Average savings: $15 (1.61%)

See MFE to SJC flights

Hack #3: Portland, OR (MFE > PDX > LIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $893
  • Average savings: $5 (0.56%)

See MFE to PDX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Hawaiian, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lihue Airport to McAllen Miller International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3830 miles or 6164 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MFE to LIH flight is about 7 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX and Lihue, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from MFE to LIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MFE
Origination airport name McAllen Miller International Airport
City Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 26.2
Longitude -98.2

Return Airport

Destination code LIH
Destination airport name Lihue Airport
City Lihue, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 22
Longitude -159.3


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