The cheapest times to fly from HIA to XNN are

  • May 14th to September 2nd

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 HIA to XNN is mid August. Prices can be as high as $2242 for Saturday flights during early October, or as low as $1420 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Xining

Flying from Huai’an (HIA) to Xining (XNN) will usually cost between $1504 to $2242 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1479. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $2242. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $763 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1947 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HIA to XNN flight.

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

HIA to XNN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HIA to XNN flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Huai’an. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Xining, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Huai’an. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $47 (2%) 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 $1853. Return trip prices are from the XNN to HIA 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 HIA to XNN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 39 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from HIA to XNN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Zhongchuan Airport (LHW) in Lanzhou

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from XNN
  • Usually 48.33% less expensive than XNN
  • Nonstop flights available

See HIA to LHW flights


Flight Hacking HIA to XNN

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 HIA to XNN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Tianjin (HIA > TSN > XNN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1092
  • Average savings: $855 (43.91%)

See HIA to TSN flights

Hack #2: Xi’an (HIA > XIY > XNN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1409
  • Average savings: $538 (27.63%)

See HIA to XIY flights

Hack #3: Changchun (HIA > CGQ > XNN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1604
  • Average savings: $343 (17.62%)

See HIA to CGQ flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from HIA to XNN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Changan Airlines, China Eastern, China Express, China Southern, Hainan, Sichuan Airlines, Xiamen, Zhejiang Loong Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Xining Airport to Huai’an Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7042 miles or 11333 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from HIA to XNN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HIA to XNN flight is about 13 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Huai’an and Xining?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from HIA to XNN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HIA
Origination airport name Huai’an Airport
City Huai’an
Country China
Latitude 33.8
Longitude 119.1

Return Airport

Destination code XNN
Destination airport name Xining Airport
City Xining
Country China
Latitude 36.6
Longitude 101.8


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