The cheapest times to fly from RSW to LIH are
- January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
- April 16th to May 20th
- October 8th 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 RSW to LIH is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1938 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $716 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.
When to Fly to Kauai
Flying from Fort Myers, FL (RSW) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $746 to $1334 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $744. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1335. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $591 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $932 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RSW to LIH flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RSW to LIH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the RSW to LIH flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Fort Myers. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LIH, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into RSW. 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 $173 (16%) 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 $909. Return trip prices are from the LIH to RSW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from RSW to LIH 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 40 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 RSW to LIH while comparing.
- 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
- Usually 9.01% less expensive than LIH
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking RSW 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 RSW to LIH — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $870
- Average savings: $63 (6.71%)
- Price for both tickets: $878
- Average savings: $55 (5.85%)
- Price for both tickets: $885
- Average savings: $48 (5.1%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from RSW to LIH? 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 Lihue Airport to Southwest Florida International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 4821 miles or 7759 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from RSW to LIH?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop RSW to LIH flight is about 9 hour 40 minutes.
How many flights go between Fort Myers, FL and Lihue, HI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from RSW to LIH.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Southwest Florida International Airport|
|City||Fort Myers, FL|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Lihue Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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