Did you know that many major airlines fly directly to Kauai from the west coast? A direct flight to Kauai without a stopover in Honolulu means that you can swap your winter parkas for a swimsuit and feel your toes in the sand even quicker.
Kauai has one commercial airport, located centrally in the town of Lihue. Lihue Airport is only a 20-minute drive to the the sunny shores of Poipu. Many of the main grocery stores on the island are located in Lihue Town, include Costco, Walmart and Safeway, where you can stock up on snacks, drinks and some beach toys for the kids before you head to Poipu. There are also a number of large airline carriers that offer direct service to Kauai from major cities in the United States and Canada. Here’s the lowdown on which airlines have nonstop flights to Kauai, depending on which major city you are arriving from. These airlines also offer indirect flights to Kauai.
Direct Flights to Kauai
- Dallas, Texas
American Airlines will start daily service in December 2017 through March 2018. (Seasonal direct)
- Denver, Colorado
United Airlines will start daily service in December 2017.
- Los Angeles, California
Nonstop flights are available with American, Delta, Hawaiian and United
- Oakland, California
Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines
- Phoenix, Arizona
- San Diego, California
- San Francisco, California
- San Jose, California
- Seattle, Washington
Delta will be starting five flights per week in December 2017
- Vancouver, Canada
If you do end up flying to Oahu or even Maui before connecting on an inter-island flight to Kauai, Hawaiian Airlines is the only airline currently flying between the neighbor islands. They also partner with many of the main air carriers, making it easy to book reservations directly through other carriers. A flight between Oahu and Kauai only takes about 30 minutes- just long enough to enjoy some POG (passion-organge-guava juice).
With so many options for direct service, we hope to see you on Kauai, and Poipu, soon!