The flight time from Lihue to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 26 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LIH Lihue, HI 5 minutes early.
11 minutes taxiing out
5 hours, 5 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Lihue to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 26 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 5 minutes.

The flight distance from Lihue to Los Angeles is 2615 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Lihue
5 hours, 51 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 20m
5h 23m
5h 23m
5h 27m
5h 29m
5h 33m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



2615 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Lihue from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Lihue to Los Angeles by plane is 2615 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 Los Angeles?

The flight time from Lihue to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 26 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 5 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 5 hours, 20 minutes, and Hawaiian the slowest taking 5 hours, 33 minutes.

What airlines fly from Lihue to Los Angeles?

Southwest, Alaska, United, Hawaiian, Delta, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Lihue to Los Angeles.

Does Southwest fly from Lihue to Los Angeles?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Lihue (LIH) to Los Angeles (LAX). On average, they have 4 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 11 minutes
In the Air 305 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 8 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 Los Angeles, Delta is 95% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 95% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 95% 4% 1%
United 95% 4% 1%
Hawaiian 90% 10% 0%
Southwest 89% 11% 0%
American 86% 13% 1%
Alaska 78% 21% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Lihue and Los Angeles, 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
Delta 11 296 8 320
Southwest 10 306 6 323
Alaska 12 302 9 323
United 10 305 10 327
American 12 305 10 329
Hawaiian 11 312 9 333

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
2pm 0.78
1pm 1.09
8pm 0.27
4pm 0.05
12pm 0.61
3pm 0.21
11pm 0.26
9pm 0.64
10pm 0.42

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Lihue to Los Angeles 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 154
February 20
March 14
April 72
May 117
June 139
July 172
August 196
September 167
October 160
November 165
December 211

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Lihue to Los Angeles 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 4.4
Tuesday 3.71
Wednesday 4.38
Thursday 3.94
Friday 4.6
Saturday 4.83
Sunday 4.65

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
United 0
American 0
Hawaiian 0
Delta 0
Southwest 0
Alaska 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
2pm 12 307 10 333
1pm 11 310 9 330
8pm 11 295 12 320
4pm 13 296 11 324
12pm 10 306 7 325
3pm 10 309 9 331
11pm 12 301 8 323
9pm 10 299 9 319
10pm 12 301 8 324
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.