The cheapest times to fly from NKG to IAH are

  • January 29th to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)
  • July 30th to August 12th
  • August 27th to December 31st

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 NKG to IAH is early November. Prices can be as high as $3654 for Sunday flights during late April, or as low as $780 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Nanjing (NKG) to Houston, TX (IAH) will usually cost between $793 to $3213 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $826. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late April, with an average price of $2956. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2129 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1638 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NKG to IAH flight.

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

NKG to IAH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NKG to IAH flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Nanjing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $872 (33%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1451. Return trip prices are from the IAH to NKG 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 NKG to IAH 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 42 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 NKG to IAH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from IAH
  • Usually 39.36% less expensive than IAH
  • 1-layover flights available

See NKG to AUS flights

Destination alternative #2: William P Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston, TX

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from IAH
  • Usually 36.55% less expensive than IAH
  • 2-layover flights available

See NKG to HOU flights


Flight Hacking NKG to IAH

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 NKG to IAH — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $807
  • Average savings: $831 (50.72%)

See NKG to HKG flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (NKG > HKG > IAH)

  • Price for both tickets: $928
  • Average savings: $710 (43.33%)

See NKG to LAX flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (NKG > JFK > IAH)

  • Price for both tickets: $973
  • Average savings: $665 (40.61%)

See NKG to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport to Lukou Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7617 miles or 12258 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop NKG to IAH flight is about 14 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Nanjing and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from NKG to IAH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code IAH
Destination airport name George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -95.3


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