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Travelers from Sacramento to Kauai will find much to love about the Garden Isle. Like Sacramento, Kauai has numerous waterways worth exploring—although they may not be as large as the Sacramento, San Joaquin or American rivers—and the island is known for its sprawling botanical gardens and laidback local vibe. Booking a flight to Kauai is easy with Hawaiian Airlines ’booking website—the one you’re on right now!—which will find flyers the best round trip fares and one-way tickets to Kauai island.
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When is the Best Time to Fly from SMF to Kauai
There’s no time like the present to book your flight to Kauai and take off to Hawaii. Of course, it’s never that simple—unless it is!—and visitors often get caught up thinking they have to book airfare during specific times of the year to get the best deals on popular routes or to enjoy the island at its fullest. Fortunately for visitors, airfare doesn’t swing wildly throughout the year for flights from Sacramento to Kauai and the state of Hawaii has some of the best weather year-round, meaning there are no off-seasons for the islands. If you love Hawaiian culture, the Kauai Mokihana Festival showcases hula competitions, Hawaiian games and more in the month of September. On the other hand, traveling to Hawaii during the summer means long—as long as you can get—days at the beach. There truly is no bad time to visit Kauai.
What Airports Do You Use When Flying from Sacramento to Lihue?
While direct flights are not available for travel between the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to Lihue Airport (LIH), LIH flights only require a single short layover at either the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) on Oahu or the
Kahului Airport (OGG) on Maui. Spend time taking in the views of Kauai’s neighboring islands—just flying into Maui or Oahu provides exceptional visions of the islands ’unique geographies—or enjoy the numerous amenities, cafes and eateries found at both OGG and HNL before completing your Sacramento to Lihue journey.

How Long is the Flight from Sacramento to Lihue
You can expect to travel for eight to ten hours from SAC to LIH, a small effort to make for a Hawaiian vacation you’ll likely never forget. Since there are no non stop flights from Sacramento to Kauai, flyers will have a short and pleasant layover at either OGG or HNL. Whether you sleep, watch movies, catch up on your Hawaiian language skills or perfect your itinerary on the flights over, make sure you’re well-rested and ready to go once you reach Kauai so you can hit the ground running—to the beach!

Interesting Facts about Lihue
A hub for visitors, Lihue is a fantastic place for flyers to land on Kauai. LIH is one of the only airports in the states that has a world-class beach—Kalapaki Beach—five minutes away, by car, from the terminal. There’s also Hanamaulu Beach north of Kalapaki, again only minutes away by vehicle from the airport, and Nukolii Beach Park within striking distance. If location is everything, then Lihue and LIH have it all.

FAQs for booking flights from Sacramento to Lihue

What airports serve Sacramento and Lihue?
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is Sacramento’s primary airport, while Lihue on Kauai is served by the Lihue Airport (OGG).
How early should I arrive at Sacramento International Airport before my flight to Lihue?
Hawaiian Airlines recommends that flyers arrive at the airport 2 hours and 30 minutes prior to their flight departure time, and you can speed up your check-in process with Hawaiian Airlines' handy mobile app.
How long is the flight from Sacramento to Lihue?
A nonstop flight from Sacramento to Lihue will take around five and a half hours on average, however flight times can vary and layovers will add additional time. Flyers will travel 2,401 miles before arriving in Lihue.
What is the time difference between Sacramento and Lihue?
Sacramento is two to three hours ahead of Hawaii, based on the time of year.
What is the best month to go to Kauai?
Summer and even winter are always great seasons for enjoying the exceptional beaches and outdoors of Kauai though any time of the year is a great time to visit Hawaii.
When is the best time to book a flight from Sacramento to Lihue?
It’s always the best time to book a flight to Lihue with Hawaiian Airlines, which will find you the best fares on airfare when you use the Hawaiian Airlines website or mobile app.
Does Hawaiian Airline's main cabin basic offer lower fares on flights from Sacramento to Hawaii?
For the best price on airfare, booking a Main Cabin Basic fare is a great option. Certain limitations do apply, however, and you’ll want to read up on them at
What Hawaiian Islands have direct flights from Sacramento?
Hawaiian Airlines offers a nonstop flight daily from Sacramento to Lihue.
What's the best seat on the plane for breathtaking views as you approach Lihue?
A window seat facing Lihue will provide you with beautiful sights as you approach the island of Kauai.
Is it possible to island-hop to other Hawaiian islands from Kauai?
Yes, with Hawaiian Airlines’ comprehensive selection of interisland flight routes, you can easily island-hop your way around the Hawaiian Islands from Sacramento.
What are the options for ground transportation at Lihue Airport?
Aside from renting a car, ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber are available on all major Hawaiian Islands.

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