The cheapest times to fly from SEA to LIH are
- January 1st 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 SEA to LIH is early September. Prices can be as high as $1121 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $358 for Wednesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Kauai
Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $375 to $807 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $385. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $872. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $487 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $517 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to LIH flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SEA to LIH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SEA to LIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Seattle. 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 $507. Return trip prices are from the LIH to SEA 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 SEA to LIH 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 SEA to LIH while comparing.
- 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
- Usually 4.26% less expensive than LIH
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SEA 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 Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2699 miles or 4344 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SEA to LIH?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SEA to LIH flight is about 5 hour 50 minutes.
How many flights go between Seattle, WA and Lihue, HI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from SEA to LIH.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Seattle/Tacoma International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Lihue Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SEA to LIH tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 18% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 30% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LIH heading for SEA about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lihue, HI is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 1 minutes early
- Alaska: 4 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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