Lihue Airport Guide to Lihue Airport (LIH)

Taxi at Lihue Airport

Taxi turns to be the most suitable way to transfer to Lihue downtown.

The estimated transfer time from Lihue Airport to downtown is approximately of 10 minutes, since it is located at 3 kilometres from the airport.

Though is one of the few alternatives to get to the city centre, it is not recommended due to its high fares, which are not negotiable sine they are established by the government.


You can find the taxis located outside the baggage claim area, right in the curbside.


The following taxi companies are available at Lihue Airport 24 hours a day:

- Kauai Taxi Company: +1 808 246 9554
- Pono Taxi and Kauai Tours: +1 808 634 4744
- Value Taxi and Tours: +1 808 464 3422


The estimated fare to transfer to Lihue downtown is of $ 9.00.

See below the approximate fare to transfer to further destinations:

- Poipu: $ 42.00 up to $ 52.50
- Wailua-Waipouli: $ 22.00 up to $ 27.60
- Princeville-Haena: $ 88.50 up to $ 118.50

Share a car

Sharing car apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options. You can consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip.

Apps like Uber or BlaBlaCar may be useful for your trip to any of the cities nearby.


Although very common but not recommendable is to hitchhike. Many inhabitants and tourists do it in Kauai – It is one of the safest places in Hawaii to do so.