The cheapest times to fly from SNA to LIH are
- January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
- July 30th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 SNA to LIH is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1095 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $323 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.
When to Fly to Kauai
Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Lihue, HI (LIH) will usually cost between $432 to $863 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $405. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $913. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $508 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $573 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to LIH flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SNA to LIH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SNA to LIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Santa Ana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 SNA. 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 $141 (20%) 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 $535. Return trip prices are from the LIH to SNA 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 SNA 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 5 hour 44 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 SNA to LIH while comparing.
- 102 miles (164 km) away from LIH
- Usually 19.30% less expensive than LIH
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SNA 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 John Wayne-Orange County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2640 miles or 4249 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SNA to LIH?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to LIH flight is about 5 hour 44 minutes.
How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Lihue, HI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from SNA to LIH.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||John Wayne-Orange County Airport|
|City||Santa Ana, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Lihue Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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