Lihue airport (LIH)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Lihue airport serves the island of Kauai, in Hawaii and operates daily with several inter-island flights, as well as some domestic flights to the continent and seasonal ones to Vancouver.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: 2.8 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +1 (808) 274-380


The airport is located on the southeast coast of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii, 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the center of Lihue,

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What services does Lihue airport (LIH) facilities include

ATM's in the main lobby and the Baggage Claim Area

Dining - cafes, bar and restaurant grill

Shops - Newstand, Convenience store, Flower shop

Lost and Found - For items lost at the Security Screening Check Point, please call the TSA at (808) 241-4508. For items lost any place else at the Airport, please call Securitas at (808) 245-2082.

Baggage carts are available for rent at the airport baggage claim and other areas to assist in moving your luggage.

Medical - Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are installed at Lihue Airport in the event of a medical emergency.  Defibrillators are located about 90 seconds apart in walking distance through the airport’s public areas.


Accommodation near Lihue airport (LIH)

Kauai Marriott Resort (1.9 km), Marriott Kauai Lagoons (1.9 km)


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Public and private transportation

Kauai Bus - The bus stops in the median in front of the Terminal.

Taxi services - Taxi phone or cabs are available at curbside of baggage claim areas.


Car rental agencies

All major companies are represented at Lihue Airport.  To pick up your car, proceed from the baggage claim area to the Rent-A-Car booths across the street from the terminal. Pick up and drop off for all companies is behind the respective rental car booths.

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Parking services at Lihue airport (LIH)

A big open air parking area is located in front of the terminal building.

The first 15 minutes are free of charge. Then you have rates from half hour up to 24 hours.


Accessible parking spaces are available for persons holding valid placards.  Accessible spaces are generally located near crosswalks.


Parking stalls reserved for use by electric vehicles are available in the main public parking lot. 

A Cell Phone waiting area is available.

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Facilities for passengers with special needs


Accessible men’s and women’s restrooms are available.


Text Telephones for the hearing impaired are located at the following locations: Central lobby, in front of the Restaurant. Car Rental Area, across the street from the ticket lobby.


Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) are available statewide.  In Hawaii, you can make a local TRS call by dialing 711.


Upon request, airlines will provide assistance to passengers with special needs through their Skycap (porter) services. Skycaps affiliated with your airline can provide assistance with public transportation and also boarding and disembarking at your gate. 


Each airline will provide information on specific procedures for storage of wheelchairs and wet-cell batteries.

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Latest updates: August 30, 2019