The cheapest times to fly from CIF to NKG are

  • July 16th to September 16th
  • October 8th to October 21st

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 CIF to NKG is mid July. Prices can be as high as $1319 for Friday flights during late September, or as low as $875 for Thursday flights around mid July.


When to Fly to Nanjing

Flying from Chifeng (CIF) to Nanjing (NKG) will usually cost between $1029 to $1268 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid July with an average ticket price of $955. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late September, with an average price of $1189. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $234 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1125 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CIF to NKG flight.

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

CIF to NKG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CIF to NKG flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chifeng. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.96, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Nanjing, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chifeng. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $100 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1076. Return trip prices are from the NKG to CIF 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 CIF to NKG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 17 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from CIF to NKG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Xiaoshan Airport (HGH) in Hangzhou

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from NKG
  • Usually 16.85% less expensive than NKG
  • Nonstop flights available

See CIF to HGH flights


Flight Hacking CIF 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 CIF to NKG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Shenyang (CIF > SHE > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $762
  • Average savings: $363 (32.24%)

See CIF to SHE flights

Hack #2: Beijing (CIF > PEK > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $824
  • Average savings: $301 (26.77%)

See CIF to PEK flights

Hack #3: Dalian (CIF > DLC > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1079
  • Average savings: $46 (4.05%)

See CIF to DLC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Chengdu Airlines, China Eastern, China Express, China Southern, CUA, Shandong, Shenzhen, Tianjin Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lukou Airport to Chifeng Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 726 miles or 1168 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CIF to NKG flight is about 2 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Chifeng and Nanjing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from CIF to NKG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CIF
Origination airport name Chifeng Airport
City Chifeng
Country China
Latitude 42.2
Longitude 118.9

Return Airport

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


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