The flight time from Lihue to Honolulu is 36 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LIH Lihue, HI 5 minutes early.
7 minutes taxiing out
21 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives HNL Honolulu, HI 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Lihue to Honolulu is 36 minutes. The time spent in the air is 21 minutes.

The flight distance from Lihue to Honolulu is 102 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Honolulu to Lihue
41 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



102 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Lihue from Honolulu by plane?

The distance from Lihue to Honolulu by plane is 102 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Lihue to Honolulu?

The flight time from Lihue to Honolulu is 36 minutes. The time spent in the air is 21 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 33 minutes, and Hawaiian the slowest taking 36 minutes.

What airlines fly from Lihue to Honolulu?

Hawaiian and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Lihue to Honolulu.

Does Southwest fly from Lihue to Honolulu?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Lihue (LIH) to Honolulu (HNL). On average, they have 3 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Lihue 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 7 minutes
In the Air 21 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Honolulu 5 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Lihue to Honolulu, Southwest is 97% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 97% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 97% 3% 0%
Hawaiian 95% 5% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Lihue and Honolulu, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 8 21 3 33
Hawaiian 7 21 7 36

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
11pm 1
3pm 1.21
11am 1.46
6pm 1.39
7pm 1.27
6am 1.14
8pm 1.19
7am 0.91
4pm 1.23
10am 1.2
1pm 1.18
5pm 1.5
2pm 1.14
12pm 0.99
9pm 0.67
9am 0.39
8am 1.12

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Lihue to Honolulu that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 541
February 483
March 545
April 536
May 573
June 596
July 611
August 630
September 551
October 563
November 626
December 692

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Lihue to Honolulu that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 18.77
Tuesday 18.98
Wednesday 18.65
Thursday 18.46
Friday 20.17
Saturday 19.17
Sunday 19.38

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Hawaiian 2
Southwest 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
11pm 8 21 7 36
3pm 8 21 7 37
11am 7 21 6 36
6pm 7 21 7 35
7pm 7 21 7 36
6am 7 21 6 34
8pm 7 21 6 35
7am 7 21 6 35
4pm 7 21 7 36
10am 7 21 6 36
1pm 8 21 7 37
5pm 7 21 7 35
2pm 7 21 7 36
12pm 7 21 6 35
9pm 7 21 7 35
9am 8 22 6 37
8am 7 21 6 35
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.