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Driving time Princeville to LIH

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Driving time Princeville to LIH

How much time would you allow on a Sunday morning to get from a Princeville hotel (Westin) to the Lihue Airport on a Sunday morning, including returning a rental car? If it makes a difference in traffic, I'm looking at flights to Honolulu departing at 8:30 a.m., 9:54 a.m. and 11:14 a.m. No connecting flight from HNL that day.

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1. Re: Driving time Princeville to LIH

I'd give myself about an hour and a half.

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Are you checking bags and/or needing boarding passes? I would try to be at the airport at least an hour and a half early. TSA lines can be bad. Traffic should not be however.

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3. Re: Driving time Princeville to LIH

Agree with Shantybob -- TSA lines moved very, very slowly at Lihue last Sunday (Aug. 11). Lines were curling back into the airline checkin counter area.

We also had to wait about 10 minutes to check luggage at the Hawaiian counter, too. And of course, when dropping off a rental car, you have to wait for the shuttle, so add another 10-15 minutes. (I always add lots of cushion to my arrival at airport time.)

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You will not have traffic until church gets out but still give yourself time to gas up in Kapaa, 20 mins to turn in the rental car and wait for the van plus over an hour for TSA. I just did the drive today and it was 55 minutes (and there was an accident) to Lihue from Princeville.

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