The cheapest times to fly from DEN to NKG are

  • February 12th to May 20th (except the weeks of March 5th and May 7th)
  • October 15th to December 9th

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 DEN to NKG is late October. Prices can be as high as $4334 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $564 for Wednesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Nanjing

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Nanjing (NKG) will usually cost between $606 to $1834 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $570. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $4334. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3764 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $957 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to NKG flight.

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

DEN to NKG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to NKG flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $358 (27%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $889. Return trip prices are from the NKG to DEN 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 DEN 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 13 hour 9 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 DEN to NKG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Xinqiao Airport (HFE) in Hefei

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from NKG
  • Usually 6.58% less expensive than NKG
  • 2-layover flights available

See DEN to HFE flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $851
  • Average savings: $107 (11.13%)

See DEN to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (DEN > SFO > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $956
  • Average savings: $2 (0.16%)

See DEN to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Finnair, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lukou Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6758 miles or 10876 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to NKG flight is about 13 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Nanjing?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDEN
Origination airport nameDenver International Airport
CityDenver, CO
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeNKG
Destination airport nameLukou Airport


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