Getting there and around
Long Haul Flights
From the U.K there are numerous daily services offering “one stop” connections to Kauai – Lihue Airport. Typical journey times last at least 18 hours and therefore it is important to take into account such things as refuelling stops and seat comfort when choosing a carrier and fare. The Hawaiian Islands are very well served from mainland North America and you may wish to stopover on-route (see USA/Canadian Destinations below). We have a selection of suggested City and Fly Drive stopover packages that can be tailor-made to your exact requirements.
It is possible to fly out of one US City and into another e.g.
London – Los Angeles – Lihue (Kauai) – San Francisco – London
If visiting two or more of the Islands, fly non-stop into Honolulu, take an inter-island flight from Honolulu to Kauai and then a non-stop flight back to Los Angeles e.g.
London – San Francisco – Honolulu (Oahu) – Lihue (Kauai) – Los Angeles – London
US/Canadian Destinations: Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, San Diego
International Destinations: None – must transit via Honolulu (Oahu)
Kauai’s main airport is Lihue Airport in south eastern Lihue. Many airlines now offer non-stop service to Kauai. Click here for additional inter-island flight times.
Lihue Airport Destinations: Honolulu Airport (Oahu), Kahului Airport (Maui)
Note: There are non-stop flights from the US mainland to Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii’s Big Island. For the neighbouring islands of Lanai and Molokai you will need to connect through Oahu (Honolulu) or Maui (Kahului).
If you’re planning to explore the island, it’s best to rent a car. This will allow you the flexibility to tour Waimea Canyon one day then spend the next in Hanalei Town. Reserve your rental vehicle in advance because quantities can be limited on some islands.
Distances from Lihue Airport to:
- Hanapepe: 30 minutes
- Kalalau Lookout: 1 hour, 40 minutes
- Koloa: 25 minutes
- Poipu: 30 minutes
- Princeville: 1 hour
- Wailua: 15 minutes
- Waimea Canyon: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Shuttles and tours are also available, though stops will be limited.