The cheapest times to fly from BUF to NKG are

  • January 8th to April 22nd (except the week of February 5th)
  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 8th and November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BUF to NKG is early September. Prices can be as high as $2143 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $965 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Nanjing

Flying from Buffalo, NY (BUF) to Nanjing (NKG) will usually cost between $1011 to $1817 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $991. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1919. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $928 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1249 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUF to NKG flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BUF to NKG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BUF to NKG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUF to NKG flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Buffalo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Nanjing, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Buffalo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $245 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1223. Return trip prices are from the NKG to BUF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BUF to NKG can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BUF to NKG

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BUF to NKG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (BUF > LAX > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $953
  • Average savings: $297 (23.74%)

See BUF to LAX flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (BUF > JFK > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $953
  • Average savings: $296 (23.7%)

See BUF to JFK flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (BUF > SFO > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1084
  • Average savings: $165 (13.21%)

See BUF to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BUF to NKG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American, ANA, Asiana, Cape Air, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Seaborne Airlines, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lukou Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7157 miles or 11518 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BUF to NKG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUF to NKG flight is about 13 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Buffalo, NY and Nanjing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from BUF to NKG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BUF
Origination airport name Buffalo Niagara International Airport
City Buffalo, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -78.7

Return Airport

Destination code NKG
Destination airport name Lukou Airport
City Nanjing
Country China
Latitude 31.7
Longitude 118.9


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