Trade the East Bay for the Big Pineapple with a trip to Lihue (Kauai) on Southwest Airlines. Find low fares from Oakland International Airport to Lihue Airport for your next island getaway. If you have a wide travel window, check out our Low Fare Calendar to find the lowest available fares inside your available dates. Make the most of your reservation and take advantage of package deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more from Southwest Vacations®.
Take it easy and enjoy a spell of living on island time in Lihue (Kauai).
Oakland, CA to Lihue (Kauai), HI
departing on 9/21
one-way starting at*$196
*Restrictions and exclusions apply. Seats and dates are limited. Select markets. 15 travel days available.
|Departing from||Oakland International Airport (OAK)|
|Arriving at||Lihue Airport (LIH)|
|Average flight time||5 hours 40 minutes|
|1‡||Nonstop flight per day Monday through Friday|
|1‡||Nonstop flight on Saturday|
|1‡||Nonstop flight on Sunday|
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†Weekly flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 4/1/2023 and 4/30/2023. Note: route may not operate every day of the week.
‡Nonstop flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 4/1/2023 and 4/30/2023.
The second oldest and fourth largest of the Hawaiian islands, which is located toward the western end of the island chain, Kauai is the perfect place for a sun-filled getaway. Whether you’re a beach bum looking to get some R&R alongside the ocean or an adventurer striving to trek through unique natural wonders, this little island is packed with more than enough big attractions to fill up your itinerary.
Find your ideal spot and kick back on any number of stunning beachfronts or hop from place to place to take in new views as you move about the island. Regions like the island’s south shore make beach hopping a breeze, with excellent options like Poipu, Kiahuna, and Kekaha beaches all within a short stretch—meaning it’s a convenient destination for sunbathers, surfers, and sea turtle fans alike.
Of course, the beaches aren’t the only place where you can spy stunning vistas and convene with nature. On the northern Napali Coast, the views—which can be enjoyed by hike, helicopter, or boat—are almost otherworldly in their beauty. No matter how you take them in, you’ll be blown away by the park’s expanses of jagged cliff faces that stretch back from the shoreline. To the south, on the other side of these cliffs and peaks, you’ll find even more natural features that, once you see them, you won’t soon forget. Waimea Canyon State Park, home to what’s known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, offers seemingly endless trails for hikers of all endurance levels and boasts countless jaw-dropping panoramic views of the sprawling canyon below.
Cool off after all the excitement and sun with Kauai’s trademark shave ice, or delight in any of the island’s other delicious fare. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find local favorites alongside internationally influenced dishes at dining tables across this island that’s bursting with pleasures.
One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.
Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest® pet policy.
Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.
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2Fare difference may apply.
3Failure to cancel a reservation at least 10 minutes prior to departure may result in forfeited Travel Funds.
4Flight credits unexpired on or created on or after July 28, 2022, do not expire and will show an expiration date until our systems are updated. See full details here.
5Where available. Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer.
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