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Find Flights from Hilo to Lihue

Flying from Hilo to Kauai with Hawaiian Airlines

It’s easy to book a flight from Hilo to Lihue with Hawaiian Airlines, where you can expect to find the best fares on popular flights within Hawaii. Hawaiian Airlines has many interisland flights to choose from, whether you’re an island-hopping visitor or a local looking to explore more of the state.

FAQs for booking a flight from Hilo to Lihue

How early should I arrive at the airport for my flight from Hilo to Lihue?
To ensure you have enough time to make it through security and to your specified gate at Hilo International Airport, for interisland flights, it’s recommended travelers arrive at the airport one hour and 30 minutes before your flight.
When is the best time to book a flight from Hilo to Lihue?
If you’re looking to save on airfare and find more empty beaches, spring and fall are considered the island’s shoulder seasons when it comes to visitor arrivals. Of course, there’s really never a bad time to book a flight to Lihue.

How frequent are the flights between Hilo and Lihue?
Hawaiian Airlines’ offers a handful of flights between Hilo and Lihue, as the route is quite popular with travelers and locals.

Is there a direct flight from Hilo to Lihue?
Currently, there are no direct flights from Hilo to Lihue, with most flight routes including a quick and easy layover at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL).

What airports serve Hilo and Lihue?
The Hilo International Airport (ITO) is one of the two major airports on Hawaii Island. On Lihue, you’ll be landing at the Lihue Airport (LIH), the island’s main airport.
How long is the flight from Hilo to Lihue?
Depending on the length of your layover at HNL, expect two to three hours of travel when flying between Hilo and Lihue island. It’s roughly 330 miles between the two islands and is the longest interisland distance you can fly.

Lihue Travel Tips
While there are dozens of postcard-perfect Kauai hotels to choose from, camping is also a great option and a good way to see Kauai’s outdoors . Kokee State Park, in the uplands above Waimea Canyon, is a favorite camping spot amongst visitors and locals.

While the beaches are great on every island, there’s something to be said about the golden shorelines of Kauai. From Poipu Beach on the island’s south shore—which features truly stunning sunset views—to the natural spectacle that is Hanalei Bay on the island’s north shore, be sure to visit as many of these perfect bays and beaches as you can.

Bring hiking shoes, as some of Kauai’s best views and activities are done on foot. For example, the Kalalau Trail, located in Haena State Park on the island’s northern coastline, is one of the best ways to see the jaw-dropping Napali Coast up close, but be prepared for a hike and bring plenty of water.
  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Hilo (ITO) to Honolulu (HNL)
  • Authentic Hawaiian hospitality
  • Complimentary juice, coffee, tea, soda or water
  • Non-stop flight from Hilo (ITO) to Honolulu (HNL)
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