The cheapest times to fly from LAX to NKG are

  • January 22nd to April 15th (except the weeks of January 29th and March 19th)
  • August 20th 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 LAX to NKG is early September. Prices can be as high as $1159 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $351 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Nanjing

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Nanjing (NKG) will usually cost between $360 to $999 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 $366. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1044. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $677 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $639 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to NKG flight.

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

LAX to NKG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to NKG flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to NKG, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. 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 $78 (11%) 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 $603. Return trip prices are from the NKG to LAX 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 LAX to NKG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 48 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Finnair, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, SWISS, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lukou Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6565 miles or 10565 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to NKG flight is about 12 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Nanjing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from LAX to NKG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

Return Airport

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


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