The cheapest times to fly from LJG to JFK are

  • March 5th to July 15th
  • October 8th to October 28th

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 LJG to JFK is early to mid April. Prices can be as high as $5355 for Thursday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $701 for Tuesday flights around early to mid April.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Lijiang (LJG) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $924 to $2464 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid April with an average ticket price of $966. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $2221. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1256 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1202 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LJG to JFK flight.

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

LJG to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LJG to JFK flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Lijiang. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to New York, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Lijiang. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $876 (37%) 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 $1024. Return trip prices are from the JFK to LJG 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 LJG to JFK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LJG to JFK

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 LJG to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chongqing (LJG > CKG > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1094
  • Average savings: $108 (8.99%)

See LJG to CTU flights

Hack #2: Chengdu (LJG > CTU > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1157
  • Average savings: $46 (3.79%)

See LJG to CKG flights

Hack #3: Kuala Lumpur (LJG > KUL > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1195
  • Average savings: $7 (0.58%)

See LJG to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LJG to JFK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, American, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Sanyi Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7768 miles or 12501 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LJG to JFK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LJG to JFK flight is about 14 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Lijiang and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from LJG to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLJG
Origination airport nameSanyi Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeJFK
Destination airport nameJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States


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